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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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Focusrite Scarlett USB audio interface: disconnection problems

A simple Google search on “Focusrite Scarlett disconnect” reveals this to be a common problem with no clear solution.  I’ve experienced and solved this issue on two independent PC+Scarlett setups, and both times it boiled down to the same problem: the … Continue reading

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Getting Windows 8.1 to actually sync with OneDrive / SkyDrive

Apparently you have to have UAC enabled in order for SkyDrive sync to actually work in the background like you’d expect on Windows 8.1.  Lame — I always turn UAC off because it’s horrendously annoying and I’m not a blithering … Continue reading

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