Blog: Reminders

Add a New Domain to cPanel (Godaddy for domain and hosting)

Buy the domain

1) Go to the domain's DNS. Change the A record (only the one field I guess) to the domains IP.

Then, you can (if you want) go to cloudflare and do cloudflare. You +add site on cloudflare, enter the domain, then click ok when it retrieves what it finds for that domain's name servers, and it says change to karl, and you go to godaddy to the dns for that domain and change the nameservers to those karl.

2) Go into cPanel (log into it the way you usually do). Go to +Addon domains. Type in the domain. It will create a new folder in the public.html.

Now it should work when you create an index.php file there and put hello on it.


Setting Up a Dual Boot Ubuntu / Win 7 Machine

So far, conclusion is "this can't be done." The following method doesn't work because Windows 7 requires Legacy boot mode and Ubuntu requires UEFI. According to many, if you install Linux first, and then you try to install Windows as a dual boot option, Windows will rewrite your boot process and fuck it up so you can only boot into Windows. I think this happened to me once, too.

If you install Windows 7 first, you will have installed into Legacy and then I'm not sure what you would do for installing a second system using UEFI.

According to someone on a forum who was wondering the same thing, but it doesn't work (I don't think it worked for the person trying to do it either):

  • Select UEFI mode, disable legacy mode, disable secure boot.
  • Set SATA mode AHCI, disable RAID.
  • (Reinstall Windows here if necessary.)
  • Flash a USB install device
  • Reboot, enter your system's one-time boot menu and select the install USB device from the UEFI devices list, not the legacy devices list.
  • Install Linux.


Books to find as pdfs:

  • Kakehashi autobiography "I Believe in Music" 2002
  • Kakehashi: "Age Without Samples: Originality and Creativity in the Digital World" 2017
  • Makoto Ueda: "Literary and Art Theories of Japan"
  • 80s Details magazines
  • 70s Ty i Ja magazines

Music to check out:

Faye Wong, Mitsuko Uchida playing Schubert and Debussy, Kelly Moran, Can’s Lost Tapes, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa performing four-handed Fidelio by Beethoven, Talk Talk… early blur,

Corporate and Regular WordPress-style websites made for content:


Why I can't get a new laptop

Reminder because I keep forgetting what's wrong with them.

(Another reminder: It's at least an option to get one of these, then run Win7 Ableton in a VM. There is lag you won't be able to get past, especially as regards recording live audio [not fully tested]), but it's an option. You also would have to learn how to pass a midi keyboard through into the VM if you want to use that [with lag probably too]. This method basically converts Ableton into just a sequencer, because the time lag is like half a second, for example, for a midi note played through the computer keyboard. This is worse than it sounds, because in practice you will play something, then hum a little melody, but you won't be able to add that melody to your song except through extremely difficult processing.)

Probably for music production the best way is Win7 (no internet) with Ableton. This sucks, but Bitwig is shit, and also you can't plug audio into the X230 using Linux because 1)the mic doesn't work it seems and 2)your preferred audio interface also doesn't work (no drivers on the newer Ubuntus for it, plus even if you get it working its big and you have to plug it in. Do you really need internet on your laptop? Can you just use your phone for that? Still, that means no touch screen to arm tracks and press record.

TO CONTRAST WITH: Thinkpad X230 i5 with 16RAM. Good: Good enough to do all the programs. Can swap SSDs. Can swap RAM ("socketed RAM," not soldiered). Doesn't look valuable. Isn't costly.

Kickers: Only 4500benchmark i5. Kind of thick and heavy, compared with ideal (ideal is like an Acer Aspire V5 11.5inch plastic laptop). Does not Yoga or have touch screen (although there is a swivel/touch X230). Battery only a couple of hours (once you hack the Lenovo hardware whitelist).

TARGET: 12-inch or less, very small, very light (1.5pounds or less), Linux-friendly, access to swappable SDD card, access to swappable RAM slots, powerful (at least around 8000 benchmark). Good battery life. Touch screen. Yoga-ing ability. Swappable battery.

(Purposes: audio processing, video processing.)

New Thinkpads: none under 13.3 inch most larger, plus limited storage disks, it seems, and all 3 pounds or more.

Thinkpad x390

Around the same width as x230 (0.7 inch), 13.3 screen.

13" laptop is designed with a 12" footprint. 2.7 pounds.

As equipped with the Core i7-8565U, the ThinkPad X390 posted excellent benchmark (like 8250). This four-core, eight-thread chip has just a 1.8GHz base clock, but an impressive 4.6GHz Turbo Boost.

The storage is tweakable via an M.2 Type-2280 slot (under the bottom panel) for PCI Express solid-state drives (SSDs). Lenovo offers up to 1TB options.

14 hour battery

KICKERS: RAM is soldiered in and not upgradable (or fixable). Not sure if it can take bigger than 1TB SDDs?

Thinkpad L390 (Front runner because its fairly swappable and has touchscreen and yogas. Main problem is it is a bit big and heavy)

This is a business-class laptop. A bit bigger than I'd like, and metal. It has good ports, and comes with the 8900benchmark i7-8565U 4core i7 (like basically all these laptops in 2019). It has 2 removable RAM ports (so you can go up to 32gig). It also Yogas (keys don't lock on this one, they just don't function), and has a touch screen and a pen with its own charging bay. Battery life about 6 or 7 hours (less than X1 Carbon by far or other more expensive Thinkpads). Also built to operate in really high temperatures for long periods of time.

Stickers: 3 pounds a bit heavy, size a bit big. Has that hard disk that screws in (so I can't just slide my 2tb ssd in, I guess, like I can with an older machine).

DELL XPS 13 9380

12 inches and 2.7 pounds. 11 hour battery. $900 and up. Soldiered RAM up to 16GIG.

Is it Linux-friendly? What's up with the ports?

Dell Latitude 7390

At 0.7 by 12 by 8.2 inches

12 hour battery

SONY VIAOS (would be great if they had touchscreen, Yoga-ed, and had swappable RAM)

Sony is making some nice little VAIO's again like the SX12. They're very small, and super light (like 1.5 pounds I think, or 1 pound). Size is good. They come with the 8900benchmark i7. They have good ports, including VGA. I think they have decent battery life. This is like a nicer version of the Acer Aspire V5 11.5 inch.

Kickers: I think RAM is soldered on up to 16GIG. They do not Yoga. They are not touch screen. Price is high for some (1200 and up), considering the things they don't do. Battery life only like 5 hours (not the 10 they say). They run really not like 90 when doing lots of processing (not dangerous to CPU hot but hot). Smaller trackpad. Harder to take apart (lots of phillips screws, then use a guitar pick to pry it apart).