Musing about software, servers, and the awful, awful mess that is technology.

First goof with Windows 10! Reporting here to fix it because of the tons of crappy “solutions” posted elsewhere.

I run a server in house that holds many of our collaborations as well as our cosplay stuff so that the wife and I can swap files easily without relying on external services. It’s quite nice, and has been in use for a long time. Then today in Windows 10 I get this: Continue Reading…

Making the Jump to Windows 10

Kind of.

I mean normally I cast myself as a fan of all things new and shiny but with the release day issues and general shakiness of any new Windows, it’s usually a good idea to stay wary, at least for awhile. I’m happy to say the vast majority of my fears turned out to not be issues at all, and while not my ideal Windows and not the Windows I’m using on my primary machine, I am overall enjoying the experience so far. Continue Reading…

Hey everyone, back to give you some useful advice. If you want to skip the lead up and go right to the fix to this, click here.

The Story

While many folks enjoy the benefits of one ecosystem or another be it Apple’s iCloud, Microsoft’s new Outlook.com, or Google’s…whatever they’re calling it this week, the android thing, folks like me oftentimes find ourselves using different devices at different times. For instance, right now I have a Windows Phone and two iPads (one from work, I’m not that crazy). And that’s just mobile, get into computers and I’ve got two Macs I regularly use, along with three PC’s in the basement alone with one more in the living room, and one linux machine that makes the rounds as well. All this means my cloud based data is constantly jumping from one thing to the next. Continue Reading…

Windows 10 First Impressions

I’m writing this from a freshly installed copy of Windows 9 10. As part of their new way of doing things, Microsoft has released the current builds of Windows 10 to the public to test as they like. This seems to be a new popular tactic, as Apple did the same with OSX Yosemite with the same goal in mind; getting early feedback from the users.

It’s no secret to any developer that no matter how well considered any application (or in this case, Operating System) is, you never know quite how well it’s going to do until you hand it off to your user base. Even with their struggling in recent years, Microsoft’s user base is still massive, and as we saw with the debacle over the huge redesign behind Windows 8, very vocal indeed. Continue Reading…

Am I Getting Old?

(A quick apology to everyone for the drought, we’ve been through a move (two, technically, since we split from the parents) and there was a death in the family, my grandfather. May he rest in peace.)

Don’t worry; this isn’t going to be some preachy piece about living life to the fullest. Grandpa was about the best example for doing just that on this Earth, and I left his funeral happy as a clam. Nope, we’re going to talk video games today folks. Continue Reading…