Monthly Archives: January 2018

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[Solved] How to install Realtek rtl8812au WiFi Driver in Linux

[UPDATE 04/23/2019] The original GitHub repo “gnab” is not working with kernel 4.19 and higher (https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au/issues/154), if you have trouble compiling the driver, then try this repo: https://github.com/gordboy/rtl8812au. I see there are two pull requests that address this issue, but they have not been merged into the master branch. I will keep an eye on it and will update this post if the master branch is updated to fix this issue. [UPDATE August 15, 2018] […]

What can I do about Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities

The Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities in the modern CPU processors have been on the news headline and caused quite some panic (here, here, here, and more) because the vulnerabilities can theoretically allow attackers to steal private information without user’s knowledge. Major OS vendors such as Microsoft, Google, Apple and Linux all started working on a patch on the OS level way before the vulnerabilities were released in public and the patches will soon be […]

Earn extra cash easily without extra work

Disclaimer: the article contains some referral links which will give me monetary incentives when you sign up the programs by using the links. You do not have to use my referral links, but I would greatly appreciate if you do. Holiday shopping is stressful and stretches everyone’s budget, including mine. But fortunately I have been earning extra cash throughout the year to prepare for the potential budget overhaul. I earned around $600 extra cash in […]