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Category: Bugs and Issues

Faucet aerators

Today I learned that faucet aerators don’t just serve the purpose of making the water softer/more airy. They also help restrict the water flow to a desired level. Also, they help filter out small particles that make it through the […]

Slack doesn’t open on Ubuntu / Pop!_OS 22.10

If you have recently upgraded your system to run on the latest Ubuntu / Pop!_OS version (22.10) and you are not able to run Slack, see if you get the following error if you run “slack” from the terminal: FATAL:gpu_data_manager_impl_private.cc(415)] […]

PHPStan: “Class not found” error when autoloaded class extends discovered parent class

If you’re getting a “Class * not found” error with PHPStan, check to see whether you’re having a class auto-loaded by composer extend a parent class that is discovered via scanDirectories. For example, <?php namespace MyApp\Form\Field; class CountryField extend \BaseField […]

Keyboard chattering / double key presses fix on Ubuntu / Pop_OS!

Unfortunately keyboards eventually start to fail. One of the common signs that your keyboard is failing is noticing that sometimes, as you type, some keys are registered two or more times, even though you hit a key only once. This […]

Pop!_OS 21.10 : Disable the Workspace Animation & Pop-up

Pop!_OS 21.10 landed last week, and if you decide to upgrade, you’ll lose all your installed Gnome extensions. Some of the previous extensions may not be compatible with the new Gnome v4x versions. This was the case with the “Disable […]

Using React Router NavLink with a MUI ListItemButton + TypeScript

So, recently I needed to render a React Router NavLink component as a ListItemButton. Although the documentation on the MUI website provides a few examples on how to achieve a similar result with the Link component (from react-router-dom), I still […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]