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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 […]

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PC Software

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 […]

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Networking PC Software

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 […]

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Hardware Networking PC Software

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 […]

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Cloud Software

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 […]

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DIY Hardware Networking PC Software

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 […]

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DIY Hardware PC Software

DIY Virtual Router & Server

My foray into the world of custom routers and virtualization.

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Gaming PC Software

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 […]

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Home Theater PC Software

Boxee goes for another round against WinMC and stays standing…at least in my book

Boxee as you may or may not know is a media center program for PC’s & Apple TV. I have used Boxee on and off since they started inviting Windows users into the alpha. At CES this year, Boxee has unveiled the Boxee Box. The Boxee Box is a set-top box that runs, you guessed […]