Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
Mar 5, 2024
2002 Toyota Corolla Sagging Headliner Repair Tutorial

2002 Toyota Corolla Sagging Headliner Repair Tutorial

By Chongchen Saelee

It’s inevitable that your car will go through some wear and tear and one hazard is when the fabric on the car’s headliner eventually falls off and sags. If this fabric fell off during driving, it would block your vision! So you need to repair this as soon as possible.

I’ve had the headliner of my 2002 Toyota Corolla replaced by a carshop and have done so myself for the past 3 to 4 times now with reminders from YouTube videos. Works like a charm. Each repair lasts for a year or two.

You don’t have to disassemble everything like in some YouTube videos. I may have disassembled too many parts as of this tutorial’s writing, so I’ll correct or not add those steps in this tutorial. I’ll just tell you the necessary steps you need to do everything and in the least amount of time. Especially because most people won’t have all the tools and replacement parts on hand, so it will take much longer than absolutely needed to complete this repair. (more…)

Nov 4, 2022
Beef Pho Mukbang ASMR Oooeey Mmm-Mm Good

This is a re-edited 9 year old clip with enhanced editing tricks and audio. Turn up the audio if you want maximum satisfaction.

Jan 11, 2022
Math You Might Find Useful For Daily Problem Solving

Order of operations

Parenthesis, Exponents/Power, Multiplication, Division/Modulus, Addition, Subtraction

Notation example
(a2 * b) + c – d
1. a2
2. * b
3. + c
4. – d

Proportions

a / A = x / X

a b
=
A B

You’re trying to solve x. You have to cross-multiply. Be mindful of order of operations.

x * A = a * X
x = a * X / A

Because I’m so nice, I coded up a very basic proportions calculator for you. Give it a try now!
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Dec 26, 2021
WordPress 5.8 Adds WEBP Image Format Support

Testing it out. Not a fan of it. It works, but only because I’m previewing it in Chrome. However, it’s slow to load maybe because it’s doing some additional Javascripting to make it work. So unless there is native support, I wouldn’t recommend using WEBP images just yet.

Sep 20, 2021
How To View HTML Source Without Loading The Actual HTML

In Chrome and Firefox, you can view a web page’s source code directly by typing into the URL bar:

view-source:[webpage address goes here]

for example:
view-source:http://www.example.com

And that will load the source code without actually loading the HTML. This is useful if you don’t want any popups or malicious code to execute, or you’re debugging a webpage.

Sep 16, 2021
How To Login To Twitter Normally

UPDATE – Doesn’t seem to work all the time. What a joke.

If you’ve tried to login to Twitter but found it redirecting you to https://twitter.com/i/flow/login and it might spook you thinking it’s malicious (I don’t blame you). But it’s just Twitter’s mobile phone login, they’re trying to be like Google and keep track of all your different devices. Here’s how you’d get the original “normal” login.

Using a browser like Google Chrome, you have to use Incognito Mode so that it doesn’t store cookies. First, clear your browsing history and cookies. Then try logging into Twitter again. Hopefully, the flow login isn’t triggered and you get some peace of mind now. Hope it helps!

Or try this https://twitter.com/login?lang=en-gb otherwise, SOL.

Jul 13, 2021
How To Fix Windows 10 Icons Not Updating

How To Fix Windows 10 Icons Not Updating
By Chongchen Saelee

I found a link to instructions that actually works for Windows 10 icons not updating. Prior to Windows 10, the icons were stored in %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db and all you had to do was delete that file and kill explorer.exe and start it again. At least, that seemed to work perfectly in Windows 7.

In Windows 10, you’re lucky if it updates the icons completely. You can follow the same steps, and it might work partially, but you’ll notice some icon sizes not updating. It’s associated to the filename and folder, so it’s cached somewhere else!

Well, indeed, Windows 10 stores multiple databases for all different icon sizes now, and in a whole different folder %homepath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer. So you’re gonna have to delete all of those database cache files in order to properly update your Windows 10 icons!

This article gives you the details on how to do it properly:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-reset-icon-cache-database-windows-10

Hope this helps anyone from pulling their hair out.

May 21, 2021
Symptom: Laptop Trackpad/Case Is Warped or Disfigured

WARNING: If your laptop case or trackpad is warped, disfigured or out of place all of a sudden, DO NOT IGNORE IT! (more…)

Apr 15, 2021
Using Now Patent-Free MP3 Audio Format For Your Indie Games

Originally published on December 12, 2020

I’m super late posting this, as the news happened THREE YEARS AGO and the media didn’t spread the word. Anyway, as of 2017, the MP3 audio format is now patent-free. It doesn’t mean that you can now pirate all the commercial songs you want. What it actually means is now that the audio format is patent-free, you can implement an MP3 encoder/decoder into your game engine! That’s sweet! (more…)

Jan 28, 2020
Solution: Laptop audio/video is slow, crackling, out of sync

Solution: Laptop audio/video is slow, crackling, out of sync
By Chongchen Saelee

If your laptop seemingly is slowing down in performance, you hear audio crackling, your video is sluggish and not synced with the audio, then make sure your laptop battery is in good condition. Odds are, your laptop is literally in its last breath of life, like literally only 10% health. Replace it with a brand new fully recharged laptop battery and see if this solves your problem! You’ll know your old battery is about to die if it is physically bloated. So time to throw it out and replace it. Hope that helps!