Broke sound in Ubuntu 18.04

Published on 04 Jul 2018 , edited on 03 Apr 2019

Finding out my PulseAudio equalizer didn’t work after upgrading from 16.04 and trying to rectify that, killed my entire sound output. First, ran sudo apt-get remove –purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio pavucontrol sudo alsa force-reload reboot Then sudo apt-get install pavucontrol pavucontrol But pavucontrol couldn’t connect to PulseAudio, something wrong with the […]

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Ubuntu script for quick Gcloud Compute CLI access

Published on 21 Sep 2017 , edited on 03 Apr 2019

https://gist.github.com/ca9a77fe51e042562b46dffa2892d543 This lil’ function shortens the Gcloud Compute Engine SSH command to gc [instancename] and if no instance name is given, lists all instances.

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When the mouseclick dies in Ubuntu

Published on 07 Nov 2016 , edited on 03 Apr 2019

I knew that running Ubuntu as a primary OS (still on a MBP dualboot nonetheless) would be a challenge. I overcame many obstacles you’d never think about on another OS such as programming the touchpad manually, managing the memory management from scratch, installing much needed core elements and running into tons of bugs and issues […]

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