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Fixing undetected NVMe M.2 SSD in Linux

December 15, 2019 • Code

When I swapped built-in NVMe M.2 SSD from my Dell XPS 13 laptop with a bigger capacity SSD, Ubuntu and Fedora were not able to detect the SSD when I tried to install them. This problem is fixed by adding an extra boot parameter: When booting into the installer´s Grub menu, press [e] to edit […]

A Drama is Best Had on a TV Show, not in Your Life

November 1, 2019 • Psych

This blog post is gonna be a half rant. I’m not sure if it is as prevalent as it is in my country, but somehow many people thrive in drama. Perhaps their life is boring and needs something to spice it up to feel alive. Well there are many alternatives to spice things up without […]

Understanding OC(P)D

October 21, 2019 • Psych

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as many people understand it, is a form of compulsive and repetitive actions such as washing hands, arranging books in a certain way, or doing things in a ritualistic manner. Yet there is a different kind, though similarly named, of disorder called Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. Both may display overlapping symptoms, though […]

Ditching Social Media for Good

October 14, 2019 • Psych

I remembered it was 12 years since I had my very first Friendster account. A Friendster (or MySpace) profile page was basically filled with a short bio and interests. It is akin to making an avatar, where you can get creative and write whatever on it. And by being social in a social media was […]

Double Six: The Best Beach for Sunset

June 4, 2019 • Travel

Bali is an island for beach lovers. With so many stunning beaches all around the island, you could even spend your entire holiday visiting different beaches. Come at 5.30pm to walk on ultra soft, black sand while the sky is turning from sky blue to orange to purple before the dark sky sets in. Go […]

Rafferone Reboot

June 2, 2019 • Online

Welcome back to my personal blog! In these few months, a lot of things happen. And now I finally made my time to give my personal website a retouch. As you can see on my homepage, now we have smoother color scheme in the shade of blue, featuring enhanced triangular interactive pattern. In the previous […]

Velcro Strap – Better Alternative to Compression Bags

November 17, 2018 • Travel

With holiday season coming, it’s the best time to prepare for your next getaway. For me, it’s time to upgrade my backpack gears! After using compression bags for more than one year in my backpacking journeys, I found a downside to it. Sure it compresses clothing and provide more space for more items. However, compressed […]

Charging Spots in Jakarta

April 3, 2018 • Travel

Sometimes we are desperately in need of a power plug to recharge our devices. If going to a hotel is not possible for some reasons, here are some places in Jakarta where you could charge your devices either for free, or with a purchase of something. Soekarno Hatta International Airport T3 Free Bandara Terminal 3, […]

Coin Laundry in Kuala Lumpur

March 25, 2018 • Travel

Kuala Lumpur was one of the cities where I have stayed for a year for work and play. It can also be considered as my main hub for travelling around Southeast Asia since this is the base of operation of AirAsia, my go-to low cost flight carrier all around the region. Whenever I stay here […]

Where to Find Print Shop in Kuala Lumpur

March 19, 2017 • Travel

When you are on a trip in Kuala Lumpur or you are a digital nomad like me (not really), sometimes you would need to print out some documents because you need to submit some documents, be it for visa or banking purpose or something else, and for some reasons they are not as technology advanced […]