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Making Money Fast and Easy in 2021?

Beware of scams that promise you a quick buck. In this article, I write about a few of such scams that I am aware of.

Identification, Authentication, Authorization

These three terms are related, but mean different things. Here’s my shortest explanation ever: Identification: who wants to act on the system? User John, with ID johndoe? Ok! Authentication: is it really John though? Let’s check if his username & […]

My personal experience with Fizz Mobile

Very good! Honestly, I am very pleased with Fizz. As a tech-savvy person, I like to be able to manage my account myself, and Fizz has a great web application to do that. I’ve only had to contact support two […]

Fix: VSCode + ElixirLS Intellisense for code imported with `use`

I am using VSCode with the ElixirLS extension for Elixir development. My operating system is Ubuntu, but I think this guide should work for other systems if you know where to find your VSCode extensions folder. The problem: IntelliSense, aka […]

Fillichor: the smell of fall

It’s fall season – my favorite time of the year! And with that, comes something that most associate with this season: the smell of leaves. So I was thinking one day, there is a word to describe the smell of […]

Prevent CSS Transform From Making Element Blurry

Here’s the issue I was facing: I was trying to position a sticky header based on the Window scrollY value divided by 2, using the transform: translateY(value)CSS property. As a result, the element would sometimes become blurry. I remembered some […]

My Favorite Tools & Resources for Day to Day Software Development

I bet we all have a bunch of tools we use to make our lives easier, and resources we use regularly to stay up to date with the world. I figured, I could share mine so that others could go […]

Fix: Mouse pointer shakes while mouse standing still in Ubuntu 20.04

Here’s a peculiar issues I’ve encountered the second time this week. Out of the blue, the mouse pointer will start shaking/wiggling/moving up and down heretically, while the mouse itself is standing still. Turning the mouse off, disconnecting the receiver dongle […]

Fix: Ubuntu 20.04 stuttering animations & video

Ok, this was driving me nuts, but I’m glad I finally figured it out thanks to this. So the issue was: every 500ms or so, any¬† graphic output would briefly freeze, be it a video playing, a page scrolling, or […]

Dockerized pgAdmin 4 & local Postgres server on Ubuntu 20.04

At this time of writing, pgAdmin4 is not available for installation on Ubuntu 20.04, due to an unresolved Python dependency. Until this is solved, or in case you want to run pgAdmin from a Docker container, here’s what worked for […]