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About seven months ago, John Oliver, the Mega Reverend and CEO of the -now defunct- Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption (Be praise, be praise) warned USA about the dire state of the country’s infrastructures.

But alas, nobody heed to his call. And now they have this:

us.floods.2015

This reminds me of what my father used to say, “Prepare your umbrella before it rains”. But in this case, “prepare your dams before it rains heavily”.

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 9 years.

Today, I decided to test an old in-ear headphones that has been gathering dust in my table to see if it’s still working. Unfortunately, I found that left speaker is not as loud as the right speaker. Using it to listen any music will give me a disorienting effect. I was half-way from throwing this headphones into the rubbish bin. Suddenly, I remember that we can actually adjust the volume balance in Windows.

Here’s how I did it in my Windows 10 Professional:

  1. Right click on the Volume Icon in the System Tray. It will pop up something like below.
    volume-tray

  2. Click Sounds. A new window will pop up like below

    volume-sounds

  3. Click Playback tab.

    volume-playback

    Once above window show up, select the active device, then click Properties.

  4. Now the Speaker’s window will pop like below.

    volume-speakers

    Click the Levels tab.

  5. In the Levels tab, click the Balance button, as shown below.

    volume-levels

  6. Now the Balance window will pop up.
    volume-balance
    With this we can now adjust the balance between left and right speaker. The best way to adjust is while listening to music. This way we know immediately the best balance setting for the headphones.

That’s all. I hope it helps.

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 9 years.

I have tried, unsuccessfully, to upgrade my work PC to Windows 10 many times. It always stops at 20%. After trials and errors, I suspected that the failure was caused by any programs currently installed in my PC.

Voila, after removing some of the programs. I managed to successfully upgrade to Windows 10. Here are the list of programs that I removed from my PC:

  1. Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition
  2. Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2012
  3. Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2018

These programs should have been listed in the list of programs that need to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 10.

What do you think, did you have the same issue?

About Hardono

Hi, I'm Hardono. I am working as a Software Developer. I am working mostly in Windows, dealing with .NET, conversing in C#. But I know a bit of Linux, mainly because I need to keep this blog operational. I've been working in Logistics/Transport industry for more than 9 years.