- Intel Rapid Storage Technology Issues in Windows 8.1?
- ValentineErb Dec 2, 2013
After upgrading to Windows 8.1 I was having difficulty with Intel's Rapid Storage Technology on my HP laptop. Under most circumstances it was okay, but it would lock up when defragmenting a disk and I couldn't start the service, at least not for more than a second or so. As Intel so succinctly suggested, I reinstalled/updated the application and it seems to have righted itsel… Read More
- Call of Duty: Ghosts is Good. ...for Treyarch. ...Maybe.
- ValentineErb Nov 7, 2013
By the time the final DLC came out, I'd run out of attention for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. I'm not even sure I've played on all of those maps. I chose to ignore the Ghosts hype (or rather hide from it) and focus on Grand Theft Auto V (which is excellent) until I could play the next CoD. It's my first Infinity Ward title, so I didn't have any of their previous work to… Read More
- Consistent Dynamic Layout Across Multiple Tables
- ValentineErb Sep 2, 2013
It had been a while since I'd done much with tables. Back in the day, that was how things got done; developers lived, breathed, ate and dreamed of tables. ...but it was never the correct approach. A new project came along where I needed to display multiple dynamic-width tables with linked layouts, i.e. the columns in table A are always the same width as the ones in table… Read More
- It's Funny Sometimes What You Take Seriously
- ValentineErb Aug 31, 2013
I had always played video games on some platform or another going all the way back to the TRS-80. A few years ago, I hadn't had a console in a while and was only playing here and there on the PC when my wife decided she wanted a Wii. She bought me a copy of the new Goldeneye to go with it and I was back on the hook. A little while later a friend was selling their PS3 c… Read More
- Five Great WordPress Plugins, Volume One
- ValentineErb Aug 26, 2013
I'm of the opinion that WordPress has entered a silver age recently and with that comes a vast multitude of fantastic plugins. I run a lot of WP installations and get to try out a lot of plugins. Here's my first list of five great plugins for WordPress. Resize Image After Upload Brilliantly simple, this plugin resizes the "original" you uploaded to the dimension of y… Read More