Category: Computers

Oct 18

Windows 10 Creator’s Update

For some reason, I thought the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update was already out.  Perhaps it was because my laptop updated to it.  Anyway, I downloaded the Windows 10 upgrade assistant tool.  It took longer than expected but seem to finish without difficulty. However, I noticed two unexpected problems.  First, my sound output default changed.  …

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Sep 11

A Death at Chaos Manner

Jerry Pournelle is dead.  He died recently in his sleep according to his son as posted on his website.  I’d love to say I was a huge fan of his sci fi, but really, I think I’ve only read Lucifer’s Hammer.  That was pretty much because I was a Larry Niven fan at the time. …

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Apr 07

Friendly Reminder: Update Your BIOS and Drivers

BIOS update

I was having a weird problem with Windows 8.1 and Office 2013.  I would get memory errors that would sometimes even crash the programs.  It was hard to troubleshoot since it wasn’t easy to reproduce.  Intermittent errors are always the worst.  I could have lived with it if it wasn’t for the one place I …

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Jul 06

Email not Sending

All of a sudden a few weeks ago, my email stopped sending.  It wasn’t on all of my accounts or devices.  I could receive email, but I couldn’t send it.  Eventually I figured I could send from my phone and webmail for my email and gmail.  So it had to be the way my local …

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May 17

Add on Items

Back when Amazon Prime first started, I liked it for convenient shipping.  They’ve since added a lot to the Prime package.  I was initially worried that the shipping  combined with 1-click ordering would result in too many impulse purchases.  In fact, I didn’t turn on 1-click for a while after I subscribed to Prime.  It …

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Apr 04

Lucasarts Memories

Disney is closing Lucasarts studios.  While I still can’t suppress a little smile when I see the Lucasarts logo at the start of a game, it’s been a long time since the glory days of the game makers.  The first Lucasarts game I played was actually a Lucasfilm Games division effort called The Eidolon.  It …

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Sep 05

Ipad Apps Stuck on Waiting

I’m not a big Apple user. In fact, the new Ipad was my first Apple purchase for myself in years. More on that in a minute. First I’d like go over the resolution to a problem I had with the app store. Normally when you purchase an app in the store, you select buy and …

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Aug 07

Hack Attack

Update: Apple has suspended phone password resets for the time being. Amazon and Google are emphasizing security in the same article. I guess words do matter. Original Post: I’ve had the site hacked a few times over the years. It’s always painful and frustrating. That’s part of the reason sections of the site are locked …

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Jan 03

Happy New Year

It’s hard to believe how fast time has been moving. Just yesterday, I thought I’d get back to a game I’d been playing recently. When I went to start it up, Steam was happy to inform me it had last been played in September. I could have sworn it wasn’t more than a couple weeks. …

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