Got dropped with an Attitude

What makes this more infuriating is that my dropper is actually at the shop

It has been more than 4 months since I've pre-ordered the famous 9point8 Fall Line dropper seatpost and I'm still hanging on hope to get it - until today. The shop where I ordered the post from finally drop the bomb on me, they're refunding everyone and I'm not getting my dropper. What makes this more infuriating is that my dropper is actually at the...

Uber refund, a feature no one talks about

It was 8.15 AM time to get to work. Request an Uber driver on my phone and magically in 4 minutes the driver arrives at the hotel to pick me up. He spoke no english at all (typical of nearly all Uber driver in India), so I did what any foreigner will do - pointed to his phone and said "Follow Uber" and pointed to his phone. Then when he clicked on navigate, his phone opened up Google Maps and...

All I wanted was air

I walked out of the shop flabbergasted...

For the first time in my entire 31 years of cycling, I was not allowed to use a bike shop's air compressor to pump my tubeless tires, nor were they willing to do it for me. I can understand if they didn't want a customer touching their tools, but refusing to do it even if I was willing to pay for their time and air, that made my eyes pop wide open and...

Picky SSH

I recently deployed a production support app on Digital Ocean and I had it all working in root using this guide. Once done I could SSH into my server, or droplet as Digital Ocean likes to call it, and configure the server remotely.

However since this app relies on a git repo which might be used by other people in the future, the best practice is to setup another user on the droplet and let them access the droplet...

Jekyll category lists

I am a big fan of Jekyll, even this blog was first built using an old version of Jekyll. Recently I built a support site for the my employer using Jekyll just like the one that Basecamp has.

Basically on a post beside the main content there is a column that lists the title of posts which are in the same category as the current post. Previously I had the following code to make Jekyll spit out the...

The long and arduous process of VW Malaysia's warranty claim

It's been 11 weeks since I last drove my VW Golf 1.4 TSI, and today I've got it back. I never imagine it will take this long to fix my ride, after all it was built by Germans in Germany and not some dweeb in Italy at an Alfa plant. Plus it came with a 5 year warranty, that will definitely say something about how reliable the car is... or in my case how unreliable.

How did I get into...