How to be an Instagram influencer

1. Get more impressions for your post

  • #hashtag
    • Pick ones with 150k to 1M posts
    • Try to tag as many as possible (30 allowed) / some said 9-11 is optimal
    • Create your own #hashtag
    • Can stay in “top posts” sections up for ~48hours (maybe even longer) if your post gets a lot of tractions
  • Geo tag
    • 2-3x more views
  • Boost post engagements → get on “Explore” feed (200MM Explore DAU vs 600+MM DAU)
    • Call-to-action on the post
    • Engagement groups
    • Engage with audience: Send message to them → your post would show up more frequently in their feeds
  • Ads

Get more followers

  • Buy followers? -> social proof
  • Shoutouts (cross promotions with other influencers)
  • Follow ppl who follow similar content. Unfollow them if they don’t follow back
  • Write comments on other relevant content (be the first!)
  • Use stories (same as posts, they show up in #hashtag or geo location)

Restore Tag When Plug/Unplug Screen in Awesome WM

tag.connect_signal("request::screen", function(t)
    clients = t:clients()
    for s in screen do
        if s ~= t.screen and clients and next(clients) then
            t.screen = s
            t.original_tag_name = t.original_tag_name or
   = .. "'"
            t.volatile = true

screen.connect_signal("added", function(s)
    for k,t in pairs(root.tags()) do
        if t.original_tag_name then
          -- find the new tag on the new screen
            new_tag = awful.tag.find_by_name(s, t.original_tag_name)
            if new_tag then
       = t.original_tag_name
                t.original_tag_name = nil
                new_tag:delete(t, true)

Reference: reddit

Recover Root after OTA on [OnePlus]

This is a note to myself:

After OTA, reboot to Recovery Mode, either 1) Power + Volume Down when phone is off, or 2) Developer Options > Advanced Reboot > Reboot to Recovery. Then Install SuperSu zip again.

No data loss. Profit!


Traffic Throttling on Linux

I guess I should document this since I spent some time to get this to work.

In short, to rate limit a box to 30MB/s
tc qdisc add dev eth1 root tbf rate 30mbps burst 10kb latency 70ms mtu 100000

The reason why we set mtu to 10000 is because of this.

To delete this rule:
tc qdisc del dev eth1 root

And to view current setting:
tc -s qdisc ls dev eth1