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Minecraft mod development with Forge on Windows 10: Setting up the Java Development Kit

  I’ve been studying Java again lately and decided to look into doing a Minecraft mod as more practice. I’m currently running Windows 10 x64 RTM + latest updates (v1511 build 10586.420). I started following the Getting Started guide in the Forge Documentation and once I got to Step 4 had some issues, so this […]

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Inoreader’s Integration Options, Pt. 2

In Part One, I looked at a couple image-heavy sites and how they behaved when adding their posts to each of the external services available via Inoreader. This time I’ll look at guitar lessons from a few different places – same as with the previous post, the websites differ and therefore show up differently in […]

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Inoreader’s Integration Options, Pt. 1

After Google’s announcement regarding Reader’s impending doom, I spent weeks trying out alternatives, including self-hosted offerings. I eventually settled on Inoreader, after seeing someone recommend it in a comment on a post about Google Reader alternatives. This post is regarding the “integration” options you can see at the top of each post in Column View […]

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Open Live Writer

  I just installed v0.6.0.0 of Open Live Writer and am giving it a go on Windows 10 Pro RTM, with latest updates. I’d used Windows Live Writer in the past but not in a long time, so this seems a little more advanced than what I remember. It’s basically like WordPad, but allows you […]

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Pidgin + Google Apps for Your Domain with 2-factor Authentication

Create an app-specific password for Pidgin: https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords Add a new account in Pidgin: Basic tab: Protocol: Google Talk or XMPP Username: {yourusername} Domain: {yourdomain.tld} Resource: {left blank} Password: {app-specific password} Remember password: Checked Advanced tab: Connection security: Use Old-style SSL Connect port: 443 Connect server: talk.google.com File transfer proxies: proxy.eu.jabber.org (the default) Hat-tip: http://superuser.com/a/894407

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Remove internal AHCI/SATA from the Safely Remove on Windows 10

I have my motherboard set to use devices as AHCI, and all my SATA drives show up under the Safely Remove icon in Windows 10. Since I rarely need to remove the boot SSD while I’m actively using the computer, I don’t want to see it or any of the other internal drives in that […]

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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 1 in VirtualBox 5.0.2

Background Anymore when it comes to Linux distros I prefer a Debian/Ubuntu base and the MATE (maté) Desktop Environment (again, my desktop Linux distro of choice is Linux Mint MATE edition). Just give me APT + MATE + Firefox, please. Earlier this year I jumped at the chance to try the official MATE spin of […]

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Gran Turismo 6 – GT Kart Championship 125 (non-shifter) B-Spec guide

The kart races frustrate the hell out of me, so I let my B-Spec driver do them. Use the settings below for each track, tell the driver to Push it Hard! I don’t think it matters (does it?) but I used the Red Bull Racing Kart 125. Race 1 Car Settings / Transmission Reset to […]

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 1 in VirtualBox

My distro of choice is Linux Mint MATE edition, so naturally I was excited to hear there is an official MATE spin of Ubuntu. MATE (maté) is a fork of the old GNOME2 desktop environment, with bugfixes and enhancements. Here’s my experience this evening while watching season 9 & 10 of Red vs. Blue.   […]

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More Portable App Adventures

In the previous post I indicated that I’ve been interested in making webpages & graphics for a long time now, and was recently remembering using Dreamweaver, mainly for the syncing tools, but still hand-coding most of it. Microsoft released their Expression Web 4 for free and it reminds me a lot of Dreamweaver back in […]