Tag: windows

Ascension Online beta is devastatingly ugly

Ascension Online beta is devastatingly ugly

I supported the Ascension Online Kickstarter in February of this year and I have been impatiently waiting ever since. There were delays in getting the Windows client out before the end of the year, and the Android version (the real reason I kicked the project) wasn’t coming out this year at all. With just five […]

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Ascension Online Not Coming to Android in 2013

Ascension Online Not Coming to Android in 2013

In February of this year I backed the Ascension Online Kickstarter project, which sought to bring the card game Ascension to Windows and Android devices. The product was supposed to ship before the end of this year: By backing this project, you can finally answer the question that has confounded scholars for ages—“When is Ascension […]

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Get a better ETA with Glympse

Get a better ETA with Glympse

“When will you be over?” “Uh … anywhere between 1PM and 5:45PM.” “…” This is the kind of conversation I had with my friends for the last twenty years. I am terrible with directions, and not very good at estimating time or distances. Coupled with my fear of being late this means that I usually […]

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How I Fixed a Disk Read Error in Windows 7

How I Fixed a Disk Read Error in Windows 7

I’m writing this post mostly for when it happens again (when you’re dealing with these kinds of weird Windows errors, they’re bound to happen again). However, if it helps someone out, more the better. About three days ago I purchased a Seagate 1TB SSD / platter hybrid hard drive. I bought it to speed up […]

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Ascension: Online Kickstarter Has Three Days to Go

Ascension: Online Kickstarter Has Three Days to Go

I was going to write about this last week, but I had so many posts going on this fell off the calendar until today. Deck building card game Ascension is a wonderful game. I’ve been playing it since the first set and it’s definitely one of our top 10 games. However, are two big problems […]

Pyle Pro PMHM2 Omni-directional Headset Microphone Review

Pyle Pro PMHM2 Omni-directional Headset Microphone Review

I use Skype most of the time when I make phone calls from home. I may be working from home, or playing online games with my friends. In either case, I use the Monoprice 8323 over the ear headphones to hear what’s going on. This headset doesn’t have a microphone. For awhile I used an […]

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Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

I was pretty excited when Microsoft’s Windows Surface tablet product line was announced. The features sounded like what I’ve been looking for since I owned a slate Windows XP tablet made by Motion Computing in 2004. The ports and capabilities seemed halfway between a power user’s laptop and an Android tablet. External storage, media connection, […]

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Lenovo Multimedia Remote With Keyboard Review

Lenovo Multimedia Remote With Keyboard Review

I’ve gone through a bit of an odyssey with my home theater personal computer (HTPC) setups in the house. I originally hoped to use my Microsoft 360 remote to control the Microsoft Media Center, but I wound up using a cheap USB remote instead. There are many wireless keyboards on the market, but the suffer […]

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My Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade installation

My Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade installation

I’ve run Windows XP for a very, very long time. To be honest, it was a great operating system, aside from having to reboot after installing driver or most patches. I passed on Vista for the first two years of its life until a Black Friday newegg.com retail special hooked me at $79 for an […]

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A fix for video artifacts / corruption in Fallout 3 for Windows PC

A fix for video artifacts / corruption in Fallout 3 for Windows PC

Having corrupted graphics problems with Fallout 3? Try changing your desktop color bit depth from 32-bit to 16-bit and back again.

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