Happy New Year everyone!
A lot happened in 2015 for me, especially in the computer side of things.
My Hewlett Packard (HP Pavilion m6 w/ AMD Quad Core A8 4500M APU @ 2.0GHz and AMD Radeon Dedicated Graphics (1GB) w/ 8GB RAM) finally gave up on me. To summarize, I dropped my laptop in high school and damaged the left hinge. By construction, the fan is placed underneath. As much as this truly sounds like a problem, during that time I didn’t think too much about it.
Hi. It’s been a while. A lot has happened in the past few months of my absence. I hopped back to Windows, almost killed my computer, have developed an odd fondness for OS-tans (blame tPenguinLTG. Also, #Ai4Lyfe) and I’m currently debating switching distros. So, let’s talk about what happened on my absence. Continue reading
I have a love-hate relationship with PulseAudio: it has a lot of great features, but sometimes it’s more resource-hungry than I would like, and it also crashes more often than I’d like. Actually, the only reason why I got PulseAudio was because Skype 18.104.22.168 required Pulse and dropped ALSA support; I would have stayed with plain ALSA had it not been for Skype (on that note, I really hate Skype, for more reasons than one).
Earlier this week, my friend brought his laptop to me because Windows 8 refused to boot after a restart. He had attempted to repair it himself, but ended up making things worse, to the point that the manufacturer recovery console and the Windows 8 installer wouldn’t even boot. Thankfully for him, I had the power of Linux with me and we were able to revive his laptop very easily.