I break and fix shit

Why you SHOULD chope your seat, especially during COVID-19

Chope culture. A uniquely Singaporean culture where diners at open food centers place small items such as tissue packets, business cards or water bottles to reserve a table or seat. I know many people are not in favour of this,… Continue Reading →

Raspberry Pi 3.5″ Display X11 Configuration

I got a really cute 3.5″ TFT display for my RPi from Cytron which has an ADS7846 touchscreen controller. After installing the drivers (by following the instructions here), I realised that the X/Y axes of the touchscreen were flipped. It… Continue Reading →

Mac and Dell monitor display quality issues over HDMI

If you have a MacBook, iMac or Mac mini and use a HDMI cable to connect to a Dell monitor, you may notice that the image seemed over-processed, as if it was over-sharpened – I noticed this when I connected… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Thoughts

Today marks the end of the 6th week of the Singapore Circuit Breaker measures. 2 more weeks to go. Hurray? Generally, I have been well. My work is considered “essential”, so it is business-as-usual but unusual that I have to… Continue Reading →

Keeping an old 2010 MacBook Pro Alive

The second generation 2010 MacBook Pro 15″ (MacBookPro6,2) with the Intel Core i5/i7 is arguably one of the best MacBook Pros Apple ever made, bar a few issues. These aluminium unibody MacBooks were the first to have built-in batteries which… Continue Reading →

Hacking the MiniToy 3D Printer, Part 1

I bought a MiniToy 3D printer a month ago (June 2019) from an online seller. This printer was part of a Kickstarter Campaign in 2016 and delivered early 2017. I believe the seller bought it and didn’t know what to… Continue Reading →

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