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Gnome Boxes with Bridged Networking on Ubuntu 20.04

March 29, 2020 • Code

When I used Fedora, I happily migrated all my VMs from VirtualBox to Gnome Boxes as it really looked seamless with all VMs and remote desktops in one place. Behind the screen, it is running on Qemu/KVM hypervisor. However, when I migrated my VMs to Ubuntu, I found one thing that’s missing: gnome-boxes uses Qemu’s […]

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Debugging Methods for Coronavirus

March 27, 2020 • Random

In the epidemic of COVID-19 disease, people and governments have applied a social distancing policy as a way to help reduce the spread of the virus. Although it is termed “social” distancing, it is actually more accurate to see it as physical distancing, as we are social beings and socializing via telecommunication means are very […]

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The Game of Life

February 12, 2020 • Random

I have always been a gamer since my childhood. When I was in elementary, I liked playing with building blocks and animals. Sometimes I made up my own game to be played together with friends or solo. Later on I took interest in computer and video games. My favorite genres were role playing and simulation. […]

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Negative Spirituality

January 26, 2020 • Human

Bali, an island infamously known as “Pulau Dewata” (The island of gods), is one of the region which the majority of its inhabitants are devoted Hindus. Growing up in the island of Java, with more influences from Abrahamic religions, it brings a fresh air to learn more about the diversity and spirituality. Yet as time […]

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Fixing undetected NVMe M.2 SSD in Linux

December 15, 2019 • Code

When I swapped built-in NVMe M.2 SSD from my Dell XPS 13 laptop with a bigger capacity SSD, Ubuntu and Fedora were not able to detect the SSD when I tried to install them. This problem is fixed by adding an extra boot parameter: When booting into the installerĀ“s Grub menu, press [e] to edit […]

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A Drama is Best Had on a TV Show, not in Your Life

November 1, 2019 • Human

This blog post is gonna be a half rant. I’m not sure if it is as prevalent as it is in my country, but somehow many people thrive in drama. Perhaps their life is boring and needs something to spice it up to feel alive. Well there are many alternatives to spice things up without […]

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Understanding OC(P)D

October 21, 2019 • Human

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as many people understand it, is a form of compulsive and repetitive actions such as washing hands, arranging books in a certain way, or doing things in a ritualistic manner. Yet there is a different kind, though similarly named, of disorder called Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. Both may display overlapping symptoms, though […]

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Ditching Social Media for Good

October 14, 2019 • Human

I remembered it was 12 years since I had my very first Friendster account. A Friendster (or MySpace) profile page was basically filled with a short bio and interests. It is akin to making an avatar, where you can get creative and write whatever on it. And by being social in a social media was […]

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Double Six: The Best Beach for Sunset

June 4, 2019 • Travel

Bali is an island for beach lovers. With so many stunning beaches all around the island, you could even spend your entire holiday visiting different beaches. Come at 5.30pm to walk on ultra soft, black sand while the sky is turning from sky blue to orange to purple before the dark sky sets in. Go […]

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