I “lost” my optical drives. I had to mess with a registry key to get them back. Here’s one I didn’t realize until I went to play Civ 5 and my saves were all gone. Because I have my main OS on a small SSD (and originally had my games on a regular hard drive […]
I’ve been dreaming (no foolin’) about this for two or more years now – having one computer running Linux with a Windows VM for gaming when there aren’t Linux ports. Less hardware overhead for me. But until now VMs haven’t been able to gain native use of the graphics card. This guy figured out how […]
After waiting for a bit, turned out that the only real issue with Windows 10 is that you shouldn’t do Express Install unless you want Microsoft spying on everything. Also, now that I’m doing photography on Linux (another post about that at some point), the only thing I had to lose was the ability to […]
I hope it’s a little more mature in Windows 10 – I’ll definitely consider it when I update my photography hard drive.
For once I found a way to run Windows for free that wasn’t a scam! Turns out the Microsoft makes VMs of Windows XP through Windows 8 available for free. The point is for you to be able to test how your websites will look in different versions of IE and different versions of Windows. […]
A little less than a month ago Ars had a story about Skype’s text messages being insecure. This is pretty devastating considering how many political activists are using Skype to stay secure from governments like China and Russia. The article doesn’t mention anything about the voice communications, but I would be a little cautious if […]
I decided to check out the latest Windows release to see how much it differs from my Windows 7 install (on my video game/photography computer). So I installed it into Virtualbox. At first it wouldn’t install and I couldn’t understand what was going wrong. Turns out that in the settings under the […]
I forgot what post online got me thinking about this stuff, but I really don’t customize my computers’ desktop environments much. Generally, I tend to change the background image and leave it at that. I took a look over my desktop image gallery here on the blog to confirm my suspicions. Starting at the bottom […]
I feel like I may have covered bits of this here and there, but I couldn’t find it after a cursory check through my blog. Fanaticism is fanaticism, whether it’s religious or technological it follows the same path. Witness anyone who has just become an evangelical Christian (and it probably extends to other religions) as […]
This is the first time in nearly 10 years that I’m moving to a new version of WIndows. I pop the CD in and boot up. I see a text screen as Windows “loads files”. Nothing here different from a Linux distro. Then the Windows logo pops up. Wow, I’m impressed that Microsoft finally caught […]
It looks like the theme is cake. Along with Kayla and something MS is famous for. This cake, by the way, was made by Dina. If you like, see the web version of the Photojojo time capsule here.
Recently Microsoft screwed themselves over. We have MS Money 2006 from back when I was still getting into Linux and hadn’t convinced my wife completely about how much better it was than Windows. Recently we switched to back to a credit card where we previously used to download the transactions from within MS Money. When […]
Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article on Linux Today about Moonlight and what a horrible person Miguel de Icaza is. So I thought I’d go ahead and do some exploration of what’s going on with Moonlight and Silverlight. First of all, what’s Silverlight? Check out the Silverlight article on Wikipedia. […]
System Information for WIndows (SIW) is a program you MUST have installed on your Windows computer. It gives you all the information you could ever want to know about your computer in a nice easy to use interface. I learned about it in a recent Computer User Magazine. Here are some examples of the information […]
I’ve never used Suse or openSuse. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a “loyal” Fedora user since Fedora Core 1 and I have Ubuntu on my laptop since it had awesome laptop support. I even got some Suse CDs as a prize for the Letter of the Month from Linux Format magazine. However, I never […]