Everybody wants something You kniw the price of everything but the value of nothing —Jay-Z

Spotify exclusive downloader

I currently use SpotDL which uses YTdlp to download music from Spotify/Youtube Music. I stumbled on Zotify while researching how ot download Spotify exclusive tracks. This method is simpler to use compared to YTdlp as you basically have a shorter command to run with minimal setup. The only drawback is you need a Spotify account […]

Densium 4+ V2

The wood front panel accent sold me on the case. Despite it being expensive at around  $200USD shipped from the UK without a riser cable and it using a FLEX ATX power supply, I am happy with the purchase. Everything from the packaging, paint finish, and screws are of high quality.  It’s bigger than a […]

As I get a little older, I realize life is perspectiveAnd my perspective may differ from yours. –Kendrick Lamar

Modern day attrition

Broke by a thousand fees. Death by a thousand cuts.


I have very strong opinions on social issues which I work on, as oppose to having loud ones.

2015 Subaru Forester long term review — what broke

Here’s a list repairs on my 2015 Subaru Forester XT with 60,000+km on the clock. These are grouped based on when I had them repaired/replaced and are considered normal repairs given the car’s age and milage. When the car had a rattling sound in idle and a clicking sound when turning I had these replaced. […]

Baguio is cursed

My last 4 visits to the city I once claimed my home has been marred by misfortune.  My trips to the city had to be cut short but someone dying my car breaking. I initially chalked it up to bad luck when my highschool batchmate caught a stroke while I was there. The following year, […]

Ren Faire PH 2024

Made the 500km round trip to Baguio to attend the 3 day event. Considering it’s the first of its kind in the country, it was an enjoyable experience, especially considering the venue; A private, manicured forested area. I did notice that the majority if not all of the attendees came from a certain “above average […]

EMUdeck on a Steam Deck OLED

As much as I liked the RG405M, I found it couldn’t emulate the arcade games I wanted to play to my liking; Primarily some NAOMI/NAOMI2 games and a couple switch games. I decided to skip other more powerful handhelds like the AYN Odin 2 or the Retroid Pocket 4 Pro and go straight to the […]

Anbernic RG405M with Gamma OS

In the search for an EDC entertainment handheld, I finally settled with the Anbernic RG405M. I was happy with my Miyoo Mini+, the software support on it was the best in its class IMO. But when a chance to trade it for a RG405M came along, I took it and glad I did. To sum […]

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

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Spotify / Youtube offline downloads

I use spotdl which utilizes yt-dlp to download the actual songs. To download the highest quality you’ll need to have a Youtube Premium account with the audio quality set to high: Next, you’ll need to get the cookies to authenticate, I personally use Chrome on windows, you’ll need to launch Chrome with the –disable-features=LockProfileCookieDatabase to […]

You’re not making money until you’re making money without working. – 50 Cent

New desktop

Got a good deal on a GPU recently which made me build a new desktop. Last time I had a desktop was when GPU prices were 1/5 of what they are right now, which was about 4 years ago. RAM and SSD prices have stayed relationship the same but othe compunents have noticably inflated, not […]

Expectations are the thief of Joy

It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove in court. –Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Iron Prince by Bryce O’Connor

Warformed – Stormweaver book 1. Another Progression Fantasy gem I found that’s still ongoing. I can’t wait for book 2. I just hope the author leaves the story/readers hanging.