Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OneDrive Changes

Today, the OneDrive team made some (rather shocking) announcements on their blog. The way storage is considered in OneDrive has been changed today, and the effects are set to take affect in 2016. So let's talk about what's changed, and then I'll talk about it a little from a personal standpoint.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

[Poll] YouTube Red

Alright, so the news has been out for a few days now, and everyone's had time to be informed on exactly what YouTube Red is. And now, I'm going to talk about it.

Why I don't like Slack

Today on one of the IRC channels I sit on, this was pointed out to me. And you know, I haven't really quite talked about it. I mean, anyone who hangs with me on IRC already knows that I hate Slack, but I thought I'd finally put it in "post" form, instead of it being stretched out into numerous IRC lines.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

How to view now-broken images on Techman's World (pre-October 2015)

As I reported a few weeks ago, essentially all images became broken on this website due to a mistake I made with removing some of my sharing preferences on OneDrive. Unfortunately, I cannot fix the problem as easy as I'd like due to the fact that you can no longer set a folder to be public on OneDrive. I've reaching out their forums and couldn't get any help. Still debating on calling Microsoft, but I don't think that will be as effective either. I know that someone at Microsoft HQ could help me, but I doubt that they would.

So in the mean time, all you can do is give folders links for folks to access instead. So, click here to access all site resources used in the past. I'm really sorry folks, but there's nothing that I can do about this. I really wish I could set the resources folder back to public so all site images would work again, but I can't. I'm truly frustrated that this has happened, and the time it would take to fix every single post is ridiculous.

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.