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Budget Home Automation

When I starts thinking of automating home routine, I googled on automation gadgets and the price tags scared me away. I starts automation with minimum budget and with no complication. The piece is for people who want to create common automation tasks with 1 or 2 gadgets. It might be a different take for some people but I think it can help you kickstart your home automation project with less doubt. 1st - Ecosystem: Google, Amazon vs Apple The short answer is Amazon Alex, no matter you are using Apple or Android devices. Why? It have the most mature ecosystem and supported by various 3rd ...

TV Calibration for Optimal Picture Quality

Last Sunday, I was enjoying nature documentary by Barack Obama and thinking that am I watching how the director produces the movie and start googling a bit. After that, I end up spending the rest of the evening about how the director perspective of TV manufacturer and other controversial topics around that. This blog post is the by-product of that study and I’ll list down tips of the ideal tuning and tweaks to get the best looking picture for your home cinematic experience. Filmmaker Mode It is supported by famous directors to get the closest production and intention made by the film di...

How to have a tidy living space with zero effort for dudes

I am a single guy living alone for more than 15 years since I was studying bachelor degree. It is life changing to take care of your home by yourself. Along these 15 years, I picked it up a habit to tidy up your living place and life with putting very minimum effort. I hope you find something useful from this piece. If you are living with a family or sharing space with other, some of these tips might not work. Chain your chores with routine ⏱️ Imagine cleaning room, laundry and other chores on every weekends that you suppose to rest is painful. Nobody wants to do that and people relies on...

LAPSUS$ Tactics Breakdown

The LAPSUS$ threat actor group changes the way cybersecurity professional views the threat landscape. If you are working in Threat Intel area or tracking threat actor groups, it is quite technical with the construct of new methods to penetrate systems and exploit development. The tactics and techniques used by LAPSUS$ group is fairly straightforward and simple to manipulate human factor of the cybersecurity. This piece is to explore some of the techniques used by threat actor to exploit major IT companies. LAPSUS$ Profile Summary LAPSUS$ is first seen in underground at July 2021 and the...

I found the perfect comic reading app for IPad Mini

If you are the owner of 8” iPad Mini or smaller devices and a comic or graphic novel fan, you might explore free or paid comic apps. I was googling available iOS apps to enjoy Saga series and MoonKnight comics. This app is never listed in the first google result of “best comic reading apps”. I list down the features that I want in the app. Features of the ideal comic book in my mind I tried many apps in both Android and iPad apps and this is the features that I wish it have Free or NOT so crazy pricey Support major comic book formats Able to import files from computer and intern...

Productivity Simplify

🛣️ Another Productivity Journey Recently, I was reading GRIP about how to work better and to improve productivity. It leads to a reflection of my daily workflow in managing personal and work life. I found out that there are too many apps and not clear objectives of how I was using these apps. I think of a way to make things easier to manage instead of using a dozen apps and painful data flow. So, I decided to breakdown the minimal number of apps for my workflow and cut down some apps that I don’t need to use it. Please bare in mind that my work PC is Windows and my personal devices are Ap...

Apple Universal control is the future

What is Apple Universal Control ? When Apple announced Universal Control, I thought it is too good to be true. A single peripheral device control multiple machines without any setup? That’s something peripheral devices manufactures like Logitech are offering with keyboard that can toggle among input devices but not as smoothly as Universal Control can deliver. It’s a pretty sleek feature that can boost your productivity as an add-on functionality that is missing in Sidecar. Here is 3 reasons why it is ideal solution than 3rd party technology like Logitech Flow: No Additional Cost It wo...

Blogging Platform 2022 ✍🏼

I have some down time at this week and decided to reinvent my blog site with new look and organization. This is the first entry after I redesigned and deployed this new site. Throughout the decision making process on the choice of platform and tools, I got some ideas and update to share with you, my friends.. Platforms for blogging or Newsletters There are criteria that helps to narrow down the options: Free or Paid Options 💰 Self-hosted website, social media or community platforms? 🏠 Type of content? (blogs, art/design or professional articles) 🧑🏼‍🎨 Support of newsletter integr...

2022 Outlook

A look back into 2021, it’s not the year that I achieve something to proud of. The mental state of mind is not the best and the way that I look into life and the world is changed. The motherland is in turmoil and approaching to become a failed-state. Uncertainty is very high in all citizens, the people who can enjoy their lives with whatever they have. This is far worse than pandemic because the fix to this political conflict can’t be methodological. People falls into 4 categories; the ones that trying to maintain the wealth and status, the ones that rival against the junta power, the one t...

My 2020/2021

2020 is a tough year for everyone. For me, there is some months like house arrest alone. A year passed by and we are in 2021 with changes in our daily life style and the way we live, work and enjoy life. People are fighting for this virus outbreak but most people believe in our survival instinct and health system. As for burmese citizens including me, 2021 Feb military coup is another misery added up to already-been messed up sitiation. It’s a sensitve topic to discuss for non-political minded like me, however this is a big upset and unethical approach taken by the junta militray to the pu...