Category Archives: Tech

Things I am trying to keep up with or find interesting in the quickly-changing realm of technology. Could be open source, could be online, could be anything.

Is this still on?

Yes, kind of. I’m planning to shift this over to a Python-based platform, though, so side quests like finding my dev setup with vim and learning testing, as well as exploring different alternatives. For Python, pelican and nikola come to … Continue reading

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don’t bash it until you’ve tried it

I’d heard about the new Bash subsystem in Windows before, and my reaction was the same as when I tweeted about a blog post detailing a step-by-step procedure. Embracing complete. Beginning extension… https://t.co/EUI6Rg7M36 — KH Yeo (@icedwater) August 7, 2016 (a … Continue reading

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Embedding subtitles in videos

A friend of mine asked on Facebook if it were possible to add subtitles into a video, and I felt VLC would be the best tool for this. But I didn’t know quite how it should be done. So I … Continue reading

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Football and Linguistics

Who knew there was an intersection between two of my interests? …then again, was this really unexpected? A research group at the Universität Innsbruck focusing on multilingualism has done some work relating football and language, and this is definitely worth … Continue reading

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Spot The Difference

EDIT: As expected, I didn’t receive any comments. No big deal, I’m still working on getting eyeballs 🙂 So, do look at the pictures below. What is your impression of the web presence (and perhaps the priorities) of the FAS … Continue reading

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Learning Git and jQuery

The second part of the NUSHackers hackerschool workshop series was a 3-hour episode on jQuery and git led by Michael Yong, with a little teaser on the importance of using github at the end by Cedric. After installing and setting … Continue reading

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Learning about HTML5 and CSS3

Here I am at the HTML5/CSS3 workshop conducted as part of the @nushackers hackerschool series. It’s good to see a large turnout – about 30 students – led by @ejames_c through the creation of a simple website and getting a brief idea … Continue reading

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Tinkering with DLNA

So I tried to stream stuff on my Samsung SMART TV, which appeared to be easy for Windows Media Player 11 – my brother’s computer dumped all his stuff onto the network, he was kind of surprised about it – … Continue reading

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Automatic Freenode Authentication (SASL) on irssi

So after having to log in to #debian on freenode IRC several times while trying to fix a little udevd problem I had (thanks nsadmin and someone else I can’t find in the logs anymore… though I solved the problem … Continue reading

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Cool tool for \latex fans!

As I was working on a presentation full of mathematical symbols, I chose to do it in LaTeX. Then I ran into the typical problem of having to look up the source code for a particular symbol I needed to … Continue reading

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