Author Archives for Universal Cynic

Love, Inc.-The Iron Fortress


I am particularly proud of this new song. Took me quite some time to record and mix.

Love, Inc.-In the Shadows of the Deep


Listening to some of the favorite bands of my youth brought me back to the old days. Picked up the guitars and recorded a new song. I experimented with effects I’ve never used before. Enjoy.

Love, Inc.-The Long Ride Home


Finished a new song today. We’ve been waiting to be able to cross borders and go visit parents, family, and friends. Several times already, it felt like the border would open but they did not. Let’s hope this time it’s fo real. It’s been a long rider home.

The 2008 Lenovo 3000 Y410 Revived in 2021 with Manjaro


Two days ago, over the weekend, I decided to “revive” the old Lenovo 3000 Y410. Not that it was in storage, though. It was in use, running Windows 10. When I first updated it to Windows 10, it worked really well. But the later updates to Windows 10, I think from 2020, are making it […]

Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram are down


Facebook and Instagram down… well, frustrating but not a showstopper. But Whatsapp is also down! That app has replaced calling and texting functions for many people for so long. Without Whatsapp, we can’t communicate! But I guess one good thing is that this also stopped all the fake news from circulating for a while. Oh […]

It’s Been a While


I have not updated this blog for quite some time. I mostly post of Facebook these days. I spend my free time gaming, playing with Linux, and writing and recording original music with my guitar and MacBook. Maybe I will update this blog with those things. For a start, here is the latest song as […]

Installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410


The free upgrade to Windows 10 is going to end very soon. So I spent last night to update to Windows 10 while I still can! I upgraded in the past from Windows XP to Windows 7. My unit actually came with FreeDOS but it works very well with Windows XP. Lenovo also provided Windows […]

Installing Windows 7 SP1 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410 — 2012 Update


[UPDATE: Forget Windows 7. Upgrade to Windows 10 for free while you still can! Installing Windows 10 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410.] I wrote in 2009 how to install Windows 7 on the Lenovo 3000 Y410 in this article here. Over the years, I haven’t had to reinstall until last week. With the changes in […]


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