Category: Technology

  • My new toy.

    So, after a few months of patiently waiting, I got myself a shiny new iPhone 15 Pro Max. I love it! In fact, I’m currently drafting this post on it: I’m really loving it so far. It’s the first phone I have with the pill Dynamic Island, by the way. I went with the natural…

  • I just performed some “surgery” on my old PS1…

    I ordered a RePSX power supply for my PS1 a few weeks back (and received it yesterday), as the stock one that’s in it gets pretty hot and is less efficient. I also ordered a 12V power adapter along with it. Details below! Package contents The RePSX board itself is packed in an anti-static bag.…

  • Mastodon setup challenges

    A few weeks back, I set up my own Mastodon instance on a VPS. Normally, it’s not too difficult, but since I already had a LAMP stack running on it, there were more obstacles to get past! I had to ultimately use Apache as a reverse proxy instead of Nginx, as Mastodon recommends. Also, by…

  • I ordered a VPS some time ago.

    Howdy, fellow readers! I’ve decided to order a VPS a few months back. That means I can host Discord bots and a lot more! In case you’re curious, here’re the specs. Nothing too fancy: I have a LAMP stack + a copy of Webmin installed on it. For now, I’m hosting a MediaWiki site on…

  • VHS video has its own charm.

    Am I the only one who actually enjoys the fuzzy picture associated with analog video tape formats? There’s something pleasing about it… Heck, I still record stuff onto VHS occasionally these days. Some of my VHS clips are on YouTube if you find it just as pleasing as I do: Hope you enjoyed watching the…

  • I’m happy I have an LED printer.

    Ever since my old HP inkjet started to break down from age, I was thinking about replacing it with a color laser/LED printer instead, and I’m very happy I made that decision. Here are a few reasons why: Faster The main advantage of laser/LED printers is their speed: they’re (usually) faster than inkjet printers. Crisper…

  • Windows 98 is my childhood OS.

    Time flies so fast. I can’t believe it’s been so long since Windows 98 was first released. I still remember how excited I was when we got our first computer sometime around the 00s. It had a Czech-language copy of Windows 98 on it. I still have an old XP-era computer in my room that…

  • Installing Red Hat Linux 6.2 in VMware Fusion

    Howdy, fellow readers! Here’s yet another tech-related blog post of mine, in which I’ll be documenting how I installed Red Hat Linux 6.2 in VMware Fusion, though it should work with any VMware product. For some reason, getting older operating systems to run at least somewhat nicely under newer virtualization software feels kinda pleasurable to me. If…

  • Compiling Code-OSS from source

    Howdy, fellow readers! In this article I’ll be talking about my experiences of compiling a copy of Code-OSS (the open-source version of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code) from source. Feel free to read on if you’re interested! Preparations First of all, obviously, I had to get the source somehow, so I cloned the official VS Code…

  • Not a good sign…

    UPDATE: I got a replacement drive and transferred everything to it. Thankfully, all the data was fine. Yay! My 2TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra might fail anytime… I’m hearing some strange clicking/clunking sounds coming from it occasionally. Obviously, I’m really worried about the ~800GB of data I have on it. For now, I’m using…