Saturday, February 13, 2016

New donations page launched

In an effort to streamline and group together the numerous methods for donating to Techman's World, I've created a donation page, available in the tab bar at the top of the page. I can update the page at any time to add or remove donation options, and I'll make a note to make an announcement when I make changes.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Some upcoming PCPartPicker builds Logo
Have you ever considered the effectiveness of building your own desktop PC? If you haven't, you probably should.

Over the next few days, I'm going to be showcasing some builds that I've prepared that closely align themselves to former Techman's World partner System76. The reasoning for this? Well, a more in depth reason is another conversation for another day, but the idea behind this new series of posts is to demonstrate exactly how much value you can get for your money, when you to choose to build on your own.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What exactly is Project Redshift?

This is a product image of the Corsair SPEC-01 gaming case, the one used in Project Redshift
Redshift (or Project Redshift) is a currently ongoing project on Techman's World to expand the content options of the website. Put simply, it's going to be a powerful machine in both main areas of computing -- CPU and GPU performance -- in order to get some tasks done that I've always wanted to do, for the betterment of the site.

Techman's World is now on Patreon!

Michael Hazell is creating content for Techman's World
Greetings, everyone!

A few days ago, I spoke about creating some avenues for site readers, such as you, to donate to in order to further support the Redshift project. In addition to these efforts, I'll be making a post on exactly what Redshift is, and what it means for Techman's World. I hope such a post makes it easier to obtain the attention of sponsors, as I won't have to type the same story over and over for every email and letter that I mail.

That being said, a Patreon page has been created! Located at, you can contribute to Techman's World and the future of its content for as little as $1 a month, up to $10 at this point. I don't expect to garner much support from Patreon, but I've created it so that at least it's "out there".

The Patreon page itself is still a work in progress, so if you discover mission areas of the page that probably need to be filled in, please let me know in the comments. It is much appreciated.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Do you spend this much on GTA Online Shark Cards?

Source: /r/GrandTheftAutoV
An interesting post on the /r/GrandTheftAutoV subreddit caught my attention today, and I thought it was worth discussing here on Techman's World. The topic, as the title already dictates, is about "Shark Cards", and exactly how much players really spend on them.

/u/3029064 submitted a post to /r/GrandTheftAutoV today titled "How much have you spent on Shark Cards?" It's actually a link-based submission, that points to a Straw Poll. Before I get into how much I've spent on Shark Cards in my time playing GTA Online, I want to go ahead and embed the poll so that you can vote for yourselves.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A note on sponsorships, and the i7-6700K

Greetings, everyone!

I haven't been quite active here lately, but I haven't been necessarily busy doing things that aren't related to this site. For the past week or so, I've been working hard to try and secure an Intel Core i7 6700K for use in Redshift.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

2016 just might be the year of cord cutting

Source: Networkworld
So, recently The Motley Fool put out this article about the rate hikes of numerous companies that are in the TV industry. Comcast, Time Warner, DISH, DirecTV...and the list goes on. A great deal of these companies are speculated to raise the rates by 3-4% on average.

However, with over 600,000 cutting the cord in 2015, will these rate increases spark a widespread avalanche of cord cutting that cannot be stopped?

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The grind for an Intel Core i5 6600K

Image via Amazon
It's been a while since I've really spoke much about the status of Redshift, but I've spoken about it a little on the Techtronix IRC. This post is about what I'm trying to do to get my hands on a 6600K, the last thing I need in this build to get Redshift to POST, and to move further with doing a full review of the system on Techman's World when it's finished.

Friday, January 8, 2016

If you are an aspiring YouTube personality, don't partner with Machinima

Even though I'm not particularly a huge fan of DramaAlert, I do have to give this video props. It came out just a few weeks ago, and it describes how difficult it is for a just a single YouTuber to get out of Machinima, and what they've done to this person in the past leading up to this point.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy 2016, and what I plan to do here on Techman's World

2016 may have already begun in full force, but I wanted to ahead and stop to reflect a bit on what I plan to do with Techman's World. It's no surprise to some folks that it appears that I've been writing less and less ever since I started Techman's World, and that is indeed something that I've noticed.