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07 Jan 2021 | rants

In 2020, time passed slowly for me because I stayed indoor most of the time. Every time I followed the news, constant barrage of sensational stories overwhelmed me. I watched the riot at the Capitol Building with dread and uncertainty because I live 30 minutes away from where it happened. With so many things going on around the U.S., I decided that it’s much better for me to focus on my well-being rather than getting sucked into current events.

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Creating Popup Modal

28 Dec 2020 | web

For the library project on The Odin Project, I spent a few hours learning how to make a modal. I did not have to make one, but I had fun learning how to do it. This post is a quick guide on making a popup modal. I pulled this straight from the library project. You can adjust it as needed.

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Install Wifi Adapter Drivers for Ubuntu

18 Dec 2020 | technology

One of the annoyance I have with using Ubuntu is installing the right drivers for wifi adapters. Some adapters work out of the box without any issue but others require installing additional drivers. This post will be a list of what drivers to install for different adapters I own. For reference, my Ubuntu version is 20.04 LTS but it might also work for other versions.

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Tracking My Working Hours

09 Dec 2020 | technology

I tried out a few Pomodoro apps when I study or do work to stop myself from checking the phone. Most of them are quite similar and offer the same functionalities. But the one I use the most is Forest. It’s the most charming Pomodoro that I keep coming back to. The $1.99 I paid for the app has paid for itself many times over in term of my productivity gain. The interface is clean and simple. I can also tag what the time is being used to do and it breaks down those hours for me in nice graphs.

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