Entries by Bagha Shams

Blasphemous for Switch Has Very High Input Lag

I downloaded the demo for Blasphemous to try it out, but I immediately found it very frustrating to play due to high input lag. The character doesn’t react to button presses immediately, making for sluggish and very imprecise controls. I had to test it out to make sure it’s not just my imagination, and here’s […]

Making An External Hard Drive Into An Internal Drive

There’s more to it than just removing the enclosure and plugging it inside your PC There are two types of external hard drives: “portable” and “desktop.” Portable drives are around 3 by 4 inches, and only have a single short USB cable to connect to your computer. Desktop drives are larger, about 4.5″ by 7″ […]

OnePlus 5T Review

In the past year, flagship phone prices have soared to very uncomfortable heights. A few years ago, the idea of a $1,000 US phone sounded absurd; today, it’s standard fare for the best of the best in mobile tech. Google’s Nexus program, which paired high-end phones with affordable prices, has been discontinued. You’d be hard-pressed […]

The Next Smartphones

The iPhone has changed a lot over the past 10 years since the first model, but the front face of the smartphone has stayed relatively unchanged. This conservative development of the design has held up very well over the years, and the latest iPhone models remain some of the most beautiful smartphones around. But this […]

Piano Note Guide

I made this piano note guide because I couldn’t find any decent quality ones online. This is simply a guide for beginners to identify notes on the stave and their counterpart keys on the piano. Feel free to download and print the images for your uses.     To download an image, right-click it and […]

Smartphone Displays and Resolutions 2015

My first smartphone was a very high-resolution phone: the Nexus One had a 800×600 display that made every other phone—especially the iPhone—look awful. This was the thrown glove that drove Apple to take ownership of high-resolution displays and name-brand the idea with the “Retina” moniker. The iPhone 4’s 330 ppi was a small but important leapfrog over the competition, […]

Updating an Alienware laptop with switchable AMD graphics

The Problem: Dell won’t provide updated graphics drivers, and you can’t upgrade to Windows 8 I tried upgrading my Alienware laptop to Windows 8.1 recently, and I had a very bad time. My machine is a m17x R3 with AMD switchable graphics. The problem begins with the fact that laptops with AMD switchable graphics require a special display […]

Starting out on LinkedIn

When I signed up for LinkedIn a few weeks ago, the setup process confused me when it asked to do things which I didn’t consider part of LinkedIn’s scope. I emailed an engineer friend of mine for clarification, and I found his thorough answer to be quite useful for anyone who wants to get to […]