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Not all DACs are created equal

One of my many hobbies, born of necessity due to playing in my own band, is audio recording and engineering.  As such, I’ve spent a good chunk of change on decent-quality entry-level audio recording and playback gear, and I’ve burned … Continue reading

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Configure Outlook to always show meeting reminders on top but without stealing keyboard focus

These instructions have been verified to work on Windows 10 with Office 2016.  These instructions will cause the reminder windows to always show on top but without stealing keyboard focus. WIN+R, C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\SELFCERT.exe Note: on some installations, it’s located instead … Continue reading

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NTFS pisses me off.

NTFS sucks.  The way it prevents files-in-use from being overwritten sucks.  It causes so many buggy system states due to Windows Updates being installed but the required reboot still pending.  Once in that state, Windows goes berzerk — random things crash, system … Continue reading

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I finally figured out what “Twin Peaks” is all about

Unlike most folks, I never paid any attention to “Twin Peaks” until very recently.  When I read that a new season would begin filming — 20+ years after the original season —  on site near my home in Sammamish, WA, … Continue reading

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Stereoscopic 3D gaming is awesome

After purchasing a 3D-capable TV late last year, I wondered if I could use it for gaming in 3D. It turns out NVIDIA has a driver add-on for most of their modern video cards that will allow the video card … Continue reading

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Steam voice chat won’t connect or work with in-home streaming enabled, but here’s a workaround

Steam (for Windows, at least) has this nifty “in-home streaming” feature that’s sort of like Remote Desktop for gaming.  It lets you use an underpowered PC in your house (like a laptop) as a thin client for your main gaming PC. … Continue reading

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Fix for Ubisoft UPlay bug: Unable to update Assasin’s Creed IV

Running UPlay as admin as others have suggested did not solve this for me.  Neither did changing the install cache location as others have suggested.  Here’s what DID work for me:  Exit UPlay. Manually delete the following two files: c:\Program … Continue reading

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