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Manage the Partition Auto Mounting on macOS

 Some partitions on your drive are simply not needed for certain work. While PnP is probably one of the most notable inventions which spread personal computing, it is also unavoidably annoying with possible security risks at the same time.

How to Disable auto-add to Quick Access on Windows 10

Windows 10 finally introduced a sidebar for File Explorer. Windows tend to have quirks that comes and goes in every iteration, and Quick-Access, from the look of it, seems to have decided to stay. But this Quick access comes with a bizarre add-on; it will add –no pun intended– any items you access frequently. Not sure…

Install Ubuntu Updates via CLI

GUI in Ubuntu is as much as useless as unreliable. You can never be sure if you have achieved anything on the OS, unless you do it again on Terminal. Most documentations ask you to run scripts and commands on Terminals before you yell at the screen for UX. If your computer happens to be…

Compress in Tar with XZ algorithm on macOS

“It just works” just doesn’t happen with lossless compression on Mac. Most softwares are completely outdated with insufficient GUI support, and they seem to lack the sense of universality at its core. Users already have universal unarchiver, for the most part free. The real priority, which is to support as many as formats to serve…

Duskers Quicksaver

Duskers is a hacker-esque survival game, which dearly reminded me of Cargo, a Swiss sci-fi film from 2009. Now, as a survival game, Duskers is delivered with a weak spot – a saving feature. The beautiful narrative you were developing on your home computer may not be shared by JIL on another computer, closest thing you…

Known Gmail Tricks and Its Usages

Gmail comes with small cheats that other free email services are reluctant to provide. All of these tricks are meant to be used in the situation when you, the gmail user, is a recipient of an email, not vice-versa. Also these are against the standard industry practices, and as such, you should take it with…

Ubuntu: sudo unable to resolve host Fix

The symptom is simple. Whenever you run a sudo command, the terminal returns an error message, “sudo: unable to resolve host”. This fix should be able to mend the problems. For me, this occurs most frequently thanks to Parallels. Parallels automatically generate VM with a host name “parallels-vm”. I have multiple Macs running multiple virtual…

How to Upgrade Stock Fans on AKiTiO Node

I’ve extensively talked about why it is almost necessary to upgrade the fans on Node in my review. I know some people would like to jump right ahead, so I’ll simply lay out the options you have first, and then the step-by-step, followed by the merits of its options. Do this at your own discretion.

Force Spotlight Indexing on macOS

With the release of High Sierra, I assume most Mac users had a chance to upgrade any number of drives to APFS from HFS+. Now you may have noticed it by now, but apparently High Sierra has shipped with some glitches in APFS related tools. My mdutil search has turned up “Index Enabled” for all…

FTL:Faster Than Light Quicksaver

FTL: Faster Than Light is one of those games that does not allow saves for a reason. Now, although it is a beautiful decision, –even the tips suggest dying for the sake of experience– you might wonder like myself, what would have happened if my ship had survived that encounter. It’s one of those games…

Karabiner PID Failure Fix

This is not exactly a common issue, but it is an issue that was once mentioned on the GitHub, including myself. Obviously the point of this post is to address any remaining issues. When you launch Karabiner for the first time and the app crash with an error report suggesting failure in creating PID directory,…

Compress Multiple Files Separately at Once on Mac

Finding the right compression tools on Mac can be challenging. Most of them require an expensive license, which somehow has gulls to ask for annual subscription and/or upgrade. When it comes to included Archive Utility, it only gets the job half done. Let’s say you are compressing your photos into monthly folders. You should be…