Category: Software

#GreenManGamingLogic

I put in a ticket to GreenManGaming.com’s support last night because I was fed up. If you don’t know what GreenManGaming is, it’s a site where you can buy CD Keys for downloadable games (legally) at discount prices. They have discount codes and sales similar to Steam’s summer and winter sales, and most of the time…


Losing Control – A Note on Automatic Updating

Good software doesn’t happen often or easily.  It’s a combination of optimized code, someone who understands design, and someone who understands how humans work.  Anyone who knows me knows I hate when people take something great they’ve made and manage to screw it up. It particularly grinds me to see a GUI that used to be great…


Apple Notes Corruption on OSX / iCloud – Part 2

So, finally got some time to re-assess this iCloud Notes issue and take a deep dive. (See Part 1 of my Notes Corruption saga if you haven’t already. TL;DR, I renamed a folder and added a / within the name, and half my notes disappeared, syncing the corruption up to iCloud as well.) In short…


Apple Notes Corruption on OSX / iCloud – Part 1

So, I use Apple Notes to store almost everything I jot down. For whatever reason, there is an “On My Mac” section of Notes, and an “iCloud” section of Notes. The latter is obviously synced to iCloud.  I always use this portion as it syncs with my other devices and works pretty well.  It has…


What is the Mac SMC and NVRAM / PRAM? How do I reset them?

So you have a Mac, it’s acting funny, and it seems to be something hardware-related. Reset the SMC / NVRAM! Wait, What’s the SMC? SMC stands for System Management Controller, a critical low-level component on Mac hardware. Much like the name sounds, the SMC controls and managements system hardware for power consumption, battery charging and…


Geforce Experience and ShadowPlay Issues

I’ve been having a lot of issues lately with the ShadowPlay feature of nVidia’s Geforce Experience application. This usually manifests itself when I’m running a game, and the game crashes for some reason. If this occurs while I’m streaming to Twitch, or sometimes just recording locally, the next time I start the game, ShadowPlay has…


Associate .001 files with WinRAR

It’s always driven me nuts that a lot of torrents use busted-up rar’s in their packages, and rather than starting the series with a registered extention like .r01, they’ll instead start it with just .001. This takes away my ability to right-click the first file and extract via my friend, the context menu. However, WinRAR…