Recent Articles In Personal Computing
October 16, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
My wife and I currently do cruise travel vlogs on YouTube. Recording all our adventures is fun while we’re on a ship, but the real work begins when it’s time to sort through and edit all that footage we have captured over the week. For many years I have done photo editing, which is also quite time consuming, but that’s nothing compared to what it takes to get a whole video edited and ready for uploading. That means I need to use every tool at my disposal to make the process as ...
October 3, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
I've been reading about this upcoming October update to W10. It won't be especially huge, just the same, 10 or so Gigs might give someone a problem of an incomplete download.

This is a very useful tool for the upcoming W10 October update. You may need this if the above occurs: Windows will not tell you this is happening and Windows might get borked. (https://download.cnet.com/blog/download-blog/microsoft-warns-windows-10-users-to-free-up-storage-space-for-the-big-october-update/?tag=nl.e785&a...
September 26, 2018 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
My monitor for my desktop went out. It may just be the power cord for the monitor, or the monitor, either way I don't have the money to fix it.
September 12, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Saw this and it really bothered me, although by this time it really shouldn't have.

At any rate, store your bookmarked sites on your desktop (use the export function under bookmarks), just in case MS decides to uninstall your Chrome and/or Fire Fox.

 

Source:

www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning

 

 
September 7, 2018 by LizMarr on tervuren
I run Windows prerelease software. I haven't been running many of my Stardock apps because of issues with my video setup and online MMO games but I do run Start 10. Windows has recently started a security system that checks any software being run on the computer and blocks it if it doesn't recognize it (including it's own apps more than not) The system is simple, open the "Ransomware protection" and tell it to let the app through. Except for Object Desktop Manager... You see, each time the manag...
September 5, 2018 by starkers on starkers corner
I was so pleased with myself once I had gotten my Cosmos II Big Beastie all set up with Win 10 and all of my most used programs.  It was a long time coming, what with mobo issues and the like, and it was fantastic to sit here in front of the 35" ultra wide screen connected to it....UNTIL MS decided to sneak in an update around 3.00 AM and borked quite a bit of stuff.

I know it was around 3.00AM cos I walked past the machine to go to the toilet at 3.06 AM and noticed it was on and downloa...
This morning I awoke to see one of the most flagrant examples of doxing ever.



Now, to be fair, this person did apologize:



This event started because the social media person at a game company made a joke that this person didn't like.  To make that person pay "in real life", they took it upon themselves to find out who the person was and make their information public.  This is an ugly trend that seems to be gaining momentum.  Someone offends you with words, you try to ...
August 21, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Martin Brinkmann posted this on gHacks and I thought folks might be interested in doing it.

Source: See external link.

 

 

 
August 18, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was at gHacks and saw this...For you customized (and who here isn't?), this just to warn you Stylish Doesn't seem to have changed much...

 

 
August 18, 2018 by Fuzzy Logic on fuzzylogic
Decided my old trusty i7 920 pc has had it's day, so, time for something new. Very new. Very... radical. A totally silent PC!

That's right. Silent. 0db. No moving parts at all (save my 5Tb removable back-up drive).

Here's the bits:

Nofan CS-80 Fanless Computer Case
Nofan P-500A Silent 500W Fanless 80+ GOLD PSU
ASUS PRIME H370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Intel 8th Gen Core i7 8700 3.2GHz 65W UHD 630 12MB 6 Cores 12 Threads CPU
Nofan CR-95C Black Pearl IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler
Co...
Being involved in gaming communities means dealing with a lot of drama.  The most common problem I observe are people who have no capacity for empathy.  It never occurs to them what someone might do back at them.

Here are a few truths I've come to recognize:

If you attack someone's livelihood, don't be surprised if someone returns the favor. You have no right to anonymity. People should respect your privacy but don't confuse respect with rights. Do not assume that...
August 14, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Read this on a few sources and figured you'd want to know.

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/13/google-may-track-your-location-even-if-you-disable-location-tracking/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e2193%2ehj0ao01hy5%2e2acb

 

 
August 6, 2018 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
Ok I've noticed that Linux is missing some of the software on its operating system. The reason I think this is, is because a lot of software companies won't cross over because they can't make as much money because they are limited on how many they can sell because of free copying is required to allow on Linux. I figured out a solution major companies could just require a payed activation after installing the software.
August 2, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

I was perusing ghacks when I found this article.

Since so many of us use the app, I thought you should read Martin Brinkmann's advice.

 

Source:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/ccleaner-5-45-dont-install/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e2188%2ehj0ao01hy5%2e2a5x

 

 
July 30, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
Its bad enough Win 10 gets screwed up with these 'updates' all the time. Now MS in its infinite stupidity is gonna take our desktops away. Add another bill to your collection folks 'cause MS wants to go full on subscription for Windows. If I want to rent a machine I'll go to Rent-A-Center. I shouldn't have to pay rent on the OS that makes it work too. That's just insane!