Brutally Awesome Apps from Brutal Damage

Since beginning my foray into the world of tabletop gaming, I have consumed a great many ‘Battle Reports’. Otherwise known as recordings, either pre-recorded or streamed, of people playing said tabletop games. One battle report producing channel, Brutal Damage, seems to have a rather tech savvy bunch that have designed both a score-clock app and […] Read More

Snip

I have somehow managed to avoid using aftermarket, dedicated screen snipping software up until recently. I have happily used Windows’ built in Snipping Tool effectively since discovering it long ago. After a recent bout of troubleshooting a plug-in at work that required multiple rounds of screenshoting repeatedly to document errors and such, Snipping Tool’s biggest […] Read More

The Sound of Music

Recently Google, or more specifically the Chrome team, removed the ability for the Backspace key to go back a page in Chrome. This proved to be the final shot in the ground war Chrome has been fighting with their most enthusiastic users. They removed this functionality by default with no way to restore it. No […] Read More

From Test-bed to Data-dump

In preparation for testing Windows 10 Betas last year I built a tester rig that was equipped enough to morph into a primary rig for someone or server of some type. Intel Pentium G3258 (Unlocked Anniversary Edition) ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz (2x4GB sticks) ADATA SP600 128GB SSD SeaSonic SSR450RM PSU Thermaltake Core V1 […] Read More

It is a Jungle(disk) out there!

...or OneDrive to fail them all. I am through and through a “Windows guy”. There was a time when I might have identified as a “Microsoft guy”. Recent events have made me rethink the latter. While I am not necessarily an early adopter in most respects. I did jump on the could storage band wagon […] Read More

Update: DIY Router/Firewall Project

  Too Good to be True The whole ‘two machines in one box’ didn’t pan out in the long run. Not that it isn’t perfectly possible; just not on the sparse hardware I attempted to do it on. After a round of updates to both VirtualBox and Windows the network bridging voodoo failed and I […] Read More

Money for nothin’…Micro-Transactions come to WoW

As you may or may not be aware of, Blizzard, the creators of World of Warcraft, have recently made available an in-game mount in the form of the Celestial Steed for the real world price of $25. This practice of charging real money for benefit in a virtual sense has become known as a “micro […] Read More