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Philips BG2036 Body Groomer Battery Replacement

If you own a Phillips BG2036, you probably had it for a while because it’s quite an old product. Certainly by now its battery is not functioning as good and you probably need to replace it now.

Replacing Philips BG2036 Body Groomer Battery

Started getting no shave out of my body groomer after 4 years of use. Basically I kept getting red blinking light after 3 minutes of use. In the timelapse below I take it apart and replace the batteries.

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Hidden Method of Sharing Another User’s Video on Twitter

Do you hate that videos in quote tweets are smaller on Twitter? You may also want to remove the text of the tweet and share the video only. If you noticed a text “From <user>” under some posts with videos, you have seen these kinds of posts already. We can call this directly sharing a video on Twitter.

Screenshot of a Tweet directly sharing a video from BBC Archive
Tweet containing a video from BBC Archive
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What’s the best Kubernetes distribution for local environments?

There are plenty of Kubernetes distributions available that can be used to install Kubernetes locally. They tend to use minimal resources which is ideal. Question is what’s the best Kubernetes distribution for local use?

Local Kubernetes Distributions

This post contains benchmarks and reviews of the following Kubernetes distributions:

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How I passed Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam

I started working with Kubernetes in 2018 (about 3 years ago). In 2019, I successfully migrated a production application into an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) cluster. I’ve been managing that cluster for more than 2 years. All this made me confident that it would be easy for me to pass Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.

Certified Kubernetes Administrator logo
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Single-node Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi

I’ve recently got a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB. I wanted to have one just to try running Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi. Most resources on the web seem to be for a huge cluster with a dozen nodes but I wanted to do it with a single node.

Picture of raspberry pi 4 with black case running
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B in its case

Operating system

As the operating system I chose  Ubuntu because of its Pi support even though I prefer Red Hat based distros.

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Cheap & durable keyboard & mouse set by Logitech

As a programmer I care about the keyboard and mouse I use whilst working. I’ve been a fan of Logitech since I was a teenager. I loved Logitech GT27 steering wheel, their mice, and keyboards which I used when I was younger. I guess I have a bit of a bias on Logitech products. Read my review to decide whether my bias shows.

I’ve been using Logitech K270 keyboard and Anywhere MX mouse for 9 years. I’ve bought the first keyboard and mouse set in 2012 (9 years before this post) and got a second pair in 2016 (5 years before this post). I use one of the pairs for home and one for the office.

Logitech K270 keyboard

Logitech K270
Logitech K270 after years of use

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UEFI and GPT Mess with Windows 10 and Linux

Operating System not found

I’ve recently bought a Dell XPS 13 9350.

Problem

I tried installing Fedora on it but the installer was not able to detect the SSD. I tried disabling UEFI and it worked. The problem was that as soon as I disabled it I was no longer able to boot into Windows 10. I tried different combinations and every change that resulted in Fedora installer seeing the drive, broke Windows 10 boot setup. I thought I would be able to enable UEFI after the setup and use Windows 10 whenever I needed it and decided to install Fedora.
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Merge PDF Files Easily on CentOS

Did you scan a document and need to send it professionally? Do you want to combine multiple PDF files to store them as a single file? This article shows how to merge PDF files on CentOS. It should also work in other Red Hat based operating systems such as Red Hat, Fedora and CentOS Stream.

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