Part 3: Phone Emulation on GNU/Linux based systems

The objective of this article is to share my phone emulation setup, which works reasonably well for me, in the hopes that it is useful. This setup neatly solves the majority of “I’m unable to install certain apps!” problem that most have on Linux, by adding “ARM Translation” as part of the installation process. We do this because some phone apps are written for the ARM architecture exclusively. This is the major cause of being unable to run certain apps in genymotion. This is confirmed to work on Linux Mint 20 and Linux Mint 21. Your mileage may, but hopefully… Read morePart 3: Phone Emulation on GNU/Linux based systems

Week 6: Frozen Plasma – Artificial [2006]

I think for the next month I’ll share some things I listened to on repeat in my teenage years. We’ll start with Frozen Plasma – Artificial [available on spotify], which is an album I listened to on repeat in 2009-2010. I was experiencing the real world for the first time, and relating to these tracks is part of what got me through that period of my life. But you guys want to know my top 3, not hear about my personal problems. Here it is, for your viewing pleasure. Honestly, all of the songs on this album are great, despite Unborn… Read moreWeek 6: Frozen Plasma – Artificial [2006]

Week 5: Skinny Puppy – Too Dark Park [1990]

Let’s not pretend I was going to post Nine Inch Nails and then not post Skinny Puppy. Majiffy would shoot me. Skinny Puppy – Too Dark Park [available on spotify], is an amazing album. I almost always listen to this and Pretty Hate Machine together. Anywho, you guys are here for my top 3. I’m also not letting myself do an honorable mention this week because it would be summed up as “the rest of the album”. Boring.

Week 4: Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine [1989]

Hopefully, I’m at least fashionable late on this one. I would like to put a spotlight on Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine. [available on spotify]. This is one of the albums that shaped modern day Industrial music, and is an excellent album in it’s own right. Here are my top 3 tracks from the album: Honorable mention to Head Like a Hole for feeding that dark part of my mind that always wants revenge. This is one of my go-to albums to throw on in the background and has been for a couple of years now. Usually it… Read moreWeek 4: Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine [1989]

Part 2: Fresh Windows Install (what to install)

Ninite is good for provisioning new software to a new computer, has a decent amount of software available, and is a very hassle-free way to install a set of software on a new windows machine. For a fresh install, I recommend the following software: Firefox, qBittorrent, 7-Zip, Zoom, Thunderbird, Discord, Steam, VLC, MusicBee, Silverlight, TeraCopy, IrfanView, Foxit Reader, LibreOffice, Dropbox, Spybot 2, Malwarebytes, Python 3, FileZilla, and Notepad++. I also provisionally recommend Everything, but would recommend you download and install it separately if you don’t want to be nagged on every startup for admin permission. For whatever reason Ninite doesn’t… Read morePart 2: Fresh Windows Install (what to install)

Part 1: uBlock Origin

If you are not using uBlock Origin at this point, you are doing something wrong. Advertising on the internet has been ballooning out of control in the past 10 years. So much so, that most corporate sites became heavily bloated messes Google had to rescue from themselves via AMP. If it is at all available to you, install uBlock Origin Extra as well. It makes it harder for 3rd party actors to pretend to be first party in regards to cookie and tracking. WordPress, alone, has at least 7 blocked entries per page; at least 10% of total requests. This… Read morePart 1: uBlock Origin

Week 3: Fractured – Beneath The Ashes [2011]

I’m a day late and a dollar short…again. Fractured – Beneath The Ashes is what is catching my attention this week, and I’m here to spread the fun.Spotify link to listen in. Here are my top 3 tracks from this album. I could go on and on about what it is about this album I like. I won’t do that, because that would be boring, and suck.Just know that I will one day overpay to import a copy of this from Europe. Considering how broke I normally am, that should be endorsement enough. Dishonorable mention to “Transendental Rage for the… Read moreWeek 3: Fractured – Beneath The Ashes [2011]

Week 2: 9mm – On The Edge [2005]

I meant to post about this yesterday, but forgot. :< This week, I would like to shine some light on 9mm – On The EdgeOr listen via spotify now. Picking my top tracks from this album was even more difficult than last week’s album in part because this feels like it was meant to be listened to back to back, that each song builds on the one before and lays ground for the next song. That said, I eventually settled on these three. With an honorable mention to “So Scared” for setting the tone of the album. This is “officially”… Read moreWeek 2: 9mm – On The Edge [2005]

Week 1: Reol – No Title- [2014]

This is a rewrite. Previously I had posted particularly dense statistics. The album I’d like to highlight this week is No Title- by Reol and GigaP Or, to listen now, a spotify link. Picking my top 3 tracks from this album was quite difficult, as they are all quite good. But in the end, these are the tracks I enjoyed the most. In my honest opinion, the entire album is great, and certainly worth your time.