Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Available backwards compatible games on Xbox One (XB1)

Available games subject to change, but click the link for the latest from Microsoft.



A Kingdom for Keflings

A World of Keflings

Alien Hominid HD

Assassin's Creed II

Asteroids & Deluxe

Banjo-Kazooie®

Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts

Banjo-Tooie®Battle

Block Theater

Bejeweled 2

Bellator: MMA Onslaught

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Blood of the Werewolf

BloodRayne: Betrayal

Borderlands

Call of Juarez® Gunslinger

Castle Crashers

CastleStorm

Centipede & Millipede

Condemned: Criminal Origins

Crazy Taxi™

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Defense Grid: The Awakening

DiRT 3

DiRT Showdown

Discs of Tron

Doom

Doom II

Dungeon Siege III

Earthworm Jim HD

Fable II

Fallout 3

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown

Gears of War

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 3

Gears of War: Judgment

Golden Axe™

Halo: Spartan Assault

Hardwood Backgammon®

Hardwood Hearts®

Hardwood Spades®

Heavy Weapon

Hexic HD

Ikaruga

Jetpac Refuelled

Joy Ride Turbo

Just Cause 2

Kameo™: Elements of Power

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Lode Runner™

LUMINES LIVE!

Mass Effect™

Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug XX

Might & Magic

Clash of Heroes™

Mirror's Edge™

Missile Command

Monday Night Combat

Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

Monkey Island: Special Edition

Ms. Splosion Man™

Mutant Blobs Attack!!!

N+

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

NiGHTS into dreams...

Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising

Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+

Pac-Man: Championship Edition™

Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark Zero

Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds

Pinball FX™

Plants vs. Zombies

Prince of Persia

Putty Squad

Rayman 3 HD

R-Type Dimensions™

Sacred Citadel

Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.

Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage

Shadow Complex

Sonic CD

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 South Park: The Stick of Truth™

Super Meat Boy

Supreme Commander 2

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

Torchlight Toy Soldiers

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Tron: Evolution

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

Viva Piñata

Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise

Wolfenstein 3D

Zuma








Saturday, December 05, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Xbox One External Hard Drives

Everything You Need to Know About Xbox One External Hard Drives



Everything You Need to Know About Xbox One External Hard Drives

48 the new 27?

A California native, Weiland formed the band Stone Temple Pilots with brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo and saw huge commercial success in the 1990s. In  1993, the band’s debut album Core peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 followed by an even bigger achievement a year later in 1994, when STP released the No. 1 album Purple, which contained several radio hits including the songs “Big Empty,” “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song.”



The band would eventually land 11 top 10 hits on the Alternative Songs chart, including the three-week No. 1 "Between the Lines" in 2010. "Interstate Love Song" led the Mainstream Rock Songs chart for 15 weeks.



Featuring Weiland’s distinctive lower register singing style, a sort of growl that grew ever more popular in the post-grunge years, STP went on to sell 13.5 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, but infighting eventually drove the members apart.  The band took the first of several hiatuses just a few years after reaching their apex of their popularity, during which Weiland participated in several side projects.



Scott Weiland, Former Singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Dead at 48 | Billboard

Sunday, November 15, 2015

How to turn on or off Smart Interactivity | VIZIO

How to turn on or off Smart Interactivity | VIZIO



How to turn on or off Smart Interactivity

Smart Interactivity collects information from your product which triggers events, such as pop-ups, about what you are viewing. Follow the steps below on how to turn on or off Smart Interactivity based on the version of VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) installed on your television. If you are unable to locate the opt-out menu, please contact VIZIO customer service by emailing techsupport@vizio.com or calling (855) 472-8817.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Real-time local Twitter trends - Trendsmap

Real-time local Twitter trends - Trendsmap

How Minnesota rocked in the 60s: The story behind 'Surfin' Bird' | Minnesota Public Radio News

The new book "Everbody's Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s
Rock N Roll in Minnesota" by veteran Minnesota journalist Rick Shefchik tells the story of The Trashmen — and the bands that came before and after.



http://www.mprnews.org/listen?name=/minnesota/news/features/2015/11/06/birdisword_20151106_64.mp3





How Minnesota rocked in the 60s: The story behind 'Surfin' Bird' | Minnesota Public Radio News

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Skitch for Windows Desktop and Skitch for Windows 8 Are Here! - Evernote Blog

Hello SKITCH! I have been dreaming of you for years. This is a godsend for HOW-TO writers too! While PDF XChange Editor will do most of my wishlist, you do the rest! KUDOS!



Skitch for Windows Desktop and Skitch for Windows 8 Are Here! - Evernote Blog

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Fermi Paradox, Expanded | Second Nexus

In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake formalized this idea into an equation, known as the Drake equation:
drake-equation.png
There are some very good websites that examine the math in detail, and even let you plug in your own numbers, but the gist is as follows. There are around 100 billion stars in our galaxy. We don’t know for sure, but scientists “guesstimate” that the average number of planets per star may be anywhere from one-half (i.e., one planet for every two stars) to as many as two or three. But of course only a fraction of those planets will be habitable.
To read more and see the great infographic flow chart go visit the Second Nexus at the link below.



The Fermi Paradox, Expanded | Second Nexus

Monday, August 10, 2015

Dayton outfoxes Big Ag in Republican pollution plot | City Pages

The new Governor's Committee bears an uncanny resemblance to the erstwhile Citizens Board, with eight members appointed by the governor to work with the commissioner of the MPCA. Though the group cannot make decisions as the previous Citizens Board could (mandating an extensive environmental review, for instance), it can advise Commissioner John Linc Stine on behalf of the citizens. 



Dayton outfoxes Big Ag in Republican pollution plot | City Pages

Saturday, August 01, 2015

How to upgrade to Windows 10 without waiting in line | The Verge

How to upgrade to Windows 10 without waiting in line | The Verge



Firstly, backup all your files and data just in case. If you're on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 then head over to Microsoft's Windows 10 download page. If you're on a 32-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 then download the 32-bit tool, and if you're using a 64-bit version then grab the 64-bit tool. You can check your Windows version by right clicking on My Computer or This PC in File Explorer and going to properties, and it will be listed under system type.



Thanks Verge and Tom Warren!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Dear People Who Live in Fancy Tiny Houses

Dear People Who Live in Fancy Tiny Houses



I love Tiny Houses/Tiny Homes actually. The ones that don't live on wheels. This article by Lauren Modery really brings a down to earth perspective to the movement. Its short and its funny. Please read. ESPECIALLY if you are into tiny houses!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Thought this was funny.. Not the news posts, just the presentation format...

Found on TwinCities.com newspaper 7/5/15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Diamond Mines - Crater of Diamonds State Park

-- And unlike other diamond-bearing sites, our park policy is "finders, keepers." Any diamonds, semi-precious stones, rocks, or minerals you unearth are yours to keep, regardless of their value.

Crater of Diamonds State Park: Visitor Finds 8.52-Carat Diamond in Arkansas Park, Officials Say
Park officials said Wednesday that Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colo., discovered the white diamond, the fifth largest diamond found by a visitor since the state park was established in 1972.


Diamond Mines - Crater of Diamonds State Park

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Whistleblowers wanted | Dr. William Davis

Whistleblowers wanted | Dr. William Davis



Whistleblower



We know, for instance, that the Glia-alpha 9 sequence, absent from traditional wheat, can be found in virtually all modern wheat. This is likely the explanation underlying the four-fold increase in celiac disease over the past 50 years, since Glia-alpha 9 predictably triggers the immune reaction that leads to the intestinal destruction characteristic of celiac disease.



But modern wheat also stimulates appetite . . . not a little, but a lot. The introduction of modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat was accompanied by an abrupt increase in calorie consumption of 440 calories per day, 365 days per year. This is because modern gliadin in wheat is an opiate. But this opiate doesn’t cause a “high” like heroine; it causes appetite stimulation.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stream 7 Tablet!

Got the HP Stream 7 and the T800 keyboard and cover this week. There are a couple of things to know when unboxing. Go slow! I purchased two from Microsoft; the Signature edition. No crapware version.


I setup two in a row and missed something important on the first one. While answering the setup questions I did something or clicked to fast before setting up the wireless. Kind of a pain to figure it out AFTER the fact.

Another thing. When pairing the T800 keyboard to the Stream, make sure it is charged for at least a few minutes first before trying.

Also the pairing button on the keyboard is Fn + the key just to the left of the delete key. Yeah my eyes are old!

Anywho, enter that number from the keyboard and pairing is fairly fast.

Good luck with your HP Stream tablet!

Friday, January 02, 2015

Fix "Setup is Preparing Your Computer for First Use" on Every Reboot

Had another interesting one today. Customer says "it wont boot up." Ok no problem. Got the HP Pavillion desktop computer home and hooked up with VGA.

setup first use

Kept getting this and a Cannot install, please restart computer error.
Found the solution at helpdeskgeek.com
Simple and easy.


Method 1 – Registry Keys

The solution that worked for me involved checking the registry for a few keys and making sure the values were correct. Navigate to the following key in your registry:
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup
Here you will see a few keys related to the system setup. The registry keys and their values should look like this:
“SetupType”=dword:00000000
“SystemSetupInProgress”=dword:00000000
“SetupPhase”=dword:00000000
“CmdLine”=”” (This field should be Blank )
“OOBEInProgress”=dword:00000000
Here is a screenshot on my computer of what the registry keys and their values should be. I have highlighted the important ones that cause this error:
Fix "Setup is Preparing Your Computer for First Use" on Every Reboot