My thoughts on Tech

Error’d: Where I Come From, We ...

sathyabhat shared this story from The Daily WTF: "In my native language, we don't have translations for seven months out of the year. Way to go Windows Live!!" LOL. “Someone FINALLY got it right!!” Farz wrote, “In [...]

Pirates play a gamedev simulator; go ...

What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy? → Summary of “What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy?” When Game Dev Tycoon (a Game Development Simulation Game) was released, its developer released a cracked versi [...]

Alienware X51 with Ubuntu makes no se...

This morning in my half-woken state, as I was checking Hacker News, I spotted this piece about Alienware launching the X51 with Ubuntu. I initially thought I was dreaming, and woke up immediately and read the piece, and I was left dumbfounded when I read it again to be sure. Kind of dumbfounded at Dell launching an Alienware X51 with Ubuntu h [...]

Reviving my dead Windows 8 install wi...

Couple of months ago, just about a month before #cpgweds – the engagement my Envy 14 laptop started showing signs of dying – weird noises coming from the vents, system freezing arbitrarily, system getting incredibly hot – and that’s really unusual because the Envy’s cooling system is probably one of the best that [...]

Salute to Fabrice Bellard

I probably top the ranks of lazy arses who procrastinate like there’s no tomorrow – and then there’s Fabrice Bellard Amongst others, he’s created/led A 4G LTE base station running entirely in software on a standard PC. A new ASN1 compiler generating small and efficient C code. A PC emulator in Javascript: how much tim [...]

My Experience on upgrading from Windo...

So after much thought, I upgraded my Windows 7 Ultimate install to Windows 8. I didn’t plan to upgrade so soon, I wanted to wait for few more months before doing the upgrade – the main reason for holding back the upgrade was lack of drivers. However with Super User‘s Windows 8 Challenge around, I could no longer use the RP f [...]

Patch 1.0.5 for Diablo III

Blizzard Rolling Out Patch 1.0.5 For Diablo III, Brings in New Events → Along with lots of bug fixes, the patch brings in two new types of Gameplay events – the Infernal Machine and Monster Power. tl;dr version: Monster Power increases monster health difficulty & health from 100% to OMFG-are-you-nuts!?!? levels Infernal Machine brin [...]

EA Screws Up Coupon Code Validation, ...

EA’s Coupon Code Goof Up Results in Free Games Bonanza → The coupon code was supposed to be one-time and applicable for one game — except EA forgot to put in the one-time check. Woops. Few enterprising souls discovered that they could use it multiple times. EA’s servers essentially didn’t bother to validate if the user had applied the [...]

Animated GIFs the Hard Way & Usi...

When doing the new website for the Sublime Text 2.0 launch, instead of just screenshots, I wanted to have animations to demonstrate some of its features. Animated GIF files would have been a candidate, except for two issues: the 256 color limitation, which would have made the animations ugly, and the encoders I tried spat out huge files, at a [...]

Borderlands 2: An Introduction by Sir...

Totally badass.