The solution is so simple, I’m smacking myself for not thinking of it earlier.
My problem was, although my computer had a single jack for both headphones and the mic, various programs weren’t detecting the mic on my headset.
To fix it, all you need to do is to uninstall the RealTek Audio Driver. Really! Just uninstall it, restart your computer, and everything works normally.
I got my inspiration from a post on a forum. The guy said that he was so frustrated, he uninstalled the audio driver, and recommended people AGAINST it. But I ended up doing it just to try it out. I originially intended on reinstalling the driver, but it worked so well that I didn’t.
When in doubt, uninstall. Sometimes, less is really more.
First, I’ll not repeat those that are already on cnet’s or inc’s or forbes’s or Entrepreneur’s lists.
Those that aren’t on any list:
Your local library. Duh, right?
Mobile apps too, if you’d like that sort of interface.
I recently got certified as a first aider, and I want to teach you how to do the same. The details are hard to find, which is why I have them here.
Continue reading “How to save a life, or, first aid certification in Singapore”
I shaved my hair at a Hair for Hope event on 17 June 2018. To be frank, I wanted to already – I wanted to try it out, wanted to fix my dandruff, wanted a fresh start. And then I thought hey, I’m going to anyway, might as well do it for a good cause and donate the hair to another one, right?
To all those fighting cancer out there: stay strong. It’s tough, but you are tougher.
Some thoughts on my new hair, below the (heh) cut.
Continue reading “Bald in Society.”
It was 10pm during our last night in Venice. I was going to try this poisonous neon green cookie I’d been eyeing the past few nights even if it killed me. I walked up to the shop that sold it and scrutinised the display. The wind nipped at my nose.
Continue reading “Inspired by Venice”
I live at the foot of an active volcano. We call it Makista.
Actually, I don’t know for sure that Makista is active. We haven’t had an explosion in, what, a couple hundred years?
But what I do know is that we’re playing with fate. Scientists warn of an imminent explosion, but Abuela refuses to move. What can I do. Abuela sees this place as her homeland. Plus, the last time everyone moved away, nothing happened anyway.
I’m preparing for Abuela’s birthday tomorrow, making a huge salad for the feast. I’m almost done when I hear her call for me. I put my bowl down and find her in the living—
what. Why. Abuela. Wake up. Don’t –
Continue reading “Inspired by Santorini”
It was love at first sight. The philosophy behind parkour resonated with me so much, that I immediately wanted to try it out. I self-trained on-and-off for a few years, and now that I’m 2 months into my second year of official classes, I thought I’d write about exactly why I like it so much, and convince you to try it too.
Continue reading “Parkour: it’s good for you”