Saturday, October 3, 2015

Getting marked as a 'bad sport' in GTA Online is horrific

GTA Online is probably one of the greatest things to ever happen for GTA and Rockstar games as a whole. However, there's one very specific component about it that I hate: the bad sport system.

Bad sports are players that cause a lot of personal damage in GTA Online. They destroy player's personal vehicles, grief players, and otherwise give them a hard time to make their gameplay experience...not the greatest.

Bad sport lobbies are a way to separate those kinds of players from the rest of the population, but at the same time, bad sport lobbies are also the place where cheaters/hackers/modders are sent to. Do you see the issue I'm having with this already?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Name & Shame: IdleChat + NReboot

Sometimes I question the stupidity of people over the internet. Actually, scratch that: I always question the stupidity of people on the internet. Idiotic people are never in short supply on the internet, and the IRC realm is no exception. This post is about particularly older folks as well, so it's even more surprising to see.

Buckle up. If you're not into IRC, this post probably isn't for you. You have been warned.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Updated notes on Redshift

As you folks might recall, I discussed my project to build my own PC a few weeks ago. Here's a revised post where I wanted to discuss a few things that have happened since then, and discuss my revised PCPartPicker list, because I did make a few changes. Redshift is going to be the name of my PC build. I have no idea what the reference is behind it, but it was a name given to me by fellow community member PikachuInTheShower on the IRC, and I've stuck with it.

AT&T U-Verse is a joke

So, recently I got a letter in the mail from AT&T telling me that they're finally rolling out AT&T U-Verse out to my area. I live in the southeast, and in a respectably rural area. I'm outside of my local city limits, but I have electricity and landline ran out to my house.

I saw this letter and thought "Oh hey, maybe AT&T is upgrading their infrastructure!". Wrong. Well, regardless I went ahead and talked to some lady at AT&T about the upgrade and they sent me a modem/wireless AP combo unit for the upgrade, and that was that.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Here's what happened to the site

Alright, so this is a quick post to sum up what's been happening to the site. It seems that I accidentally removed a public sharing option to a folder on my OneDrive account, which holds all of the Techman's World site resources, which includes logo, background, videos, and so on. I tried to set the folder back to public but you can no longer do this in the OneDrive UI. I've made a post on the MSFT forums to see if a Microsoft staff member can help me out with this. Until then, most of the site is going to remain broken. I'm going to attempt to fix the background header images, though.

Taking the plunge

Voat's /v/gaming community is something I enjoy hanging out in (#gaming on Techtronix). Though, some folks there (especially Reacher & Kadynce) find it hard to believe that I am not a PC gamer. I've been a console person my entire life. Well, that's about to change.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bing's homepage never fails to amuse me

If I was paid a dollar for every time I see someone knock Bing on the internet (including the IRC), I'd probably be a millionaire at minimum. That's alright though, because it all comes down to personal preference.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Donald Trump completely destroys NBC in this interview

Donald Trump certainly has been creating a lot of controversy in the press lately, for one reason or another. Part of the problem is that the press can't seem to get a handle on Donald Trump, because he isn't a puppet and he also doesn't need anyone's money. Donald Trump speaks his mind, and that's one thing I do like about him. However that doesn't mean that I support Donald Trump. I keep political views mostly off of here, after all.

In the YouTube embed below, you'll see that it's an interview that NBC did with Donald Trump. I'm not asking anyone to watch the whole thing, but there's some things you should notice about the video.

Sippin' the Kool-Aid

Man oh man, the Internet and the whole world it seems has been really sippin' on some freak juice. That is, "Kool-Aid" for the inside jokesters.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Voat & recent events

For the past 2-3 weeks I have been giving Voat a try. Voat, for those that don't know, is something that is very similar to Reddit, but has a different mission. That's one of the easiest ways for me to explain it, anyways.

The reason why I've been trying out Voat is similar to some of the other reasons why others are trying Voat: the harsh changes that are happening to Reddit for the sole purpose of being a site that can more easily be monetized. I joined Voat after /r/fatpeoplehate was banned, along with other subreddits. I do want to go out and say that I don't endorse /r/fatpeoplehate and the like, however.