How to Recover Deleted Files in Linux

There is a difference between deleting files using a windows manager GUI and deleting files using CLI. When deleting files using windows manager you are simply moving files from one directory to trash directory. The only thing that gets updated is your filesystem inode metadata information (timestamps, block maps, extended attributes) for that specific file.

Termdown: CLI Countdown timer and stopwatch

I like to do my work in small timed chunks. I follow the Pomodoro method, the idea is that you spend 25 minutes focused work on whatever that you want to work on and then take a break for 5-10 minutes then go for another 25-30 minute chunk. Working this way helps me get more done. In this hyperactive, hyperconnected, tab-switching, window-swapping, instant-notification popping work environment; constant distraction is a way of life.

My Manifesto

Growing up, I didn’t have a father around or a role model I could look up to for guidance, advice or a set of values to follow. It also didn’t help that I became a non-believer very early in my life. So for the longest time, I was a very lost person. I didn’t know what I should be doing with my limited time in this world. I guess you could call it an existential crisis. Being hyper aware of the true nature of our existence can be very empowering and scary at the same time.

Using to-do lists alone won’t make you more productive

I am a productive junkie for as long as I can remember. I started with simple text files written in notepad and slowly my obsession with to-do lists morphed into wanting to try almost every single to-do lists out there. Over the years after many failed attempts of switching from one to-do apps to another, […]

5 youtube-dl tips you might not know about

youtube-dl is a python based command line video downloader that just works. Despite its name would suggest, youtube-dl downloads more than just youtube videos, it currently supports more than 800 online video and audio sites. If you are using a desktop app or web app to download videos now, chances are it’s using youtube-dl in […]

Cloudflare: Making the internet a little bit faster – for a select group of people

When I wrote my previous article on Cloudflare, and how it craps all over my daily internet browsing and possibly millions of others, most of the responses I got was skepticism with a healthy dose of justification. Either, it’s my fault for being born and living in a country which is not on the favorable […]

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