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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 […]

Changing the Internet Provider, from Bell to Fizz

So, yesterday I got my bill for March from Bell, and I noticed that the amount is higher by $5 than the previous months. It’s only been a couple months since I signed up, and there’s already a price increase. […]

Fixing: “ESLint: Expected indentation of 2 spaces but found 6. (indent)” in PhpStorm

I recently bootstrapped a new Vue.js application from the Vue-CLI, and I chose to lint my code. Now when I write code, I tend to auto-format my code all the time. The thing is by default, ESLint will warn you […]

Solution: kernlab class probability calculations failed; returning NAs

Howdy! I’m putting this down here for my future reference, as well as for anyone who has spent the couple hours looking for a solution: kernlab class probability calculations failed; returning NAs You get this error because you need to […]

Don’t settle for a local maximum

Listening to my professor explain a concept using hill climbing for finding the maximum of a function in a regression problem, I realized the concept can be applied (philosophically) to life opportunities as well. Hill climbing, or gradient ascent, is […]

500 Server error when uploading a PDF file in WordPress

Just had to deal with an obscure issue, that I believe is more common to happen on a shared hosting. So uploading a PDF file in WordPress, would fail to a 500 server error page. Server logs show nothing, just […]