Using Both Integrated And Discrete Graphics Cards

Setting up Arch Linux to use both integrated (on-board, Intel) and discrete GFX (Radeon) cards.


15 minute read

tldr; Lots of trial and error with Xorg, and some BIOS setting finangling and I got my computer to use both the onboard GFX and discrete graphics card to output video. Skip to the end for the boiled down list of steps and links that helped along the way.

Research Idea: Maintaining A Write Ahead Log For Application Runtime State

Exploring the stepladder of features that lead to well-engineered backends


13 minute read

tl;dr:What if there was a write-ahead-logging layer above/outside the database? Then you could get CQRS+ES capabilities and assurnaces from your database without rewriting, and even abstract out the database as a whole, going as far as to create your own DSL for application-level changes, ADD_USER instead of INSERT ... INTO USERS ...*


3 minute read

tldr; If you’re on arch, not all hope is lost when trying to deal with PDFs. pdfunite is out there for combining PDFs, Firefox is surprisingly helpful since is uses pdf.js, pdftk is there if you’re down with downloading the dependencies, convert is available for paring down scanned images, and ultimately, any software you can run on ubuntu can run on arch with a little docker.