Monday, June 27, 2022

Daryl Gregory - Spoonbenders (2017)


With masturbation being a (minor) theme, some drug (ab)use, a dysfunctional family and paranormal gifted people this book won't score well in the bible belt. Nevertheless, it's quite an interesting read, and a very different take on the subject.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Daniel Wilson - The Clockwork Dynasty (2017)


A SciFi novel whose main mechanism borders on Fantasy. It's a fair read, in which a historian hunts for automata / automatons / clockwork, and discovers some of those clockworks are a lot like human beings. I'm not entirely sure if I should classify this as SF or Fantasy, but I'll settle for SF as there is some (semi) scientific explanation for all of it.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

TouchPortal - Launching troublesome applications

Sometimes you want to launch another application from within TouchPortal, and it simply won't work, or behave oddly. I had a lot of troubles launching good old PhotoImpact X3 from TouchPortal, but thank heavens someone in the TouchPortal Discord suggested to use compatibility mode... Pfew!

Here are some things to try...

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Backup / Migrate OBS and TouchPortal

Lots of overly long explanations on YouTube. Here's my approach to backup / migrate OBS and TouchPortal settings.

This is an alternative to my previous post.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Christopher Nuttall - Schooled in Magic - Little Witches / The Right Side of History (2020....)


Two typical Schooled in Magic novels, both relative short, and the plot meanders a bit without going anywhere. I fear Nuttall's a bit done with this universe. Power creep has made the heroine too big to fall.

As for these two books: they should have been one. Perhaps that would have redeemed it a bit.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Andrew Seiple - Dire Saga 0 - Fate


A short story featuring Dire, in line with Dire Born. That one's better though...

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Zero Day Protocol Handlers Exploit - MSDT (Follina) and Search

Windows 10.

Batch file to remove some protocol handlers that might be used for zero day exploits (uncomment as required).

Boomers and Zoomers, the Alphabet Mafia, and the Cancel Culture


I'm not a boomer. It's a close call, but a boomer I am not. However I strongly dislike the term. It's not used as a group-name, it's used as an insult. As in, 'Look at that boomer, he's too old to understand.'

Am I? Or is there a somewhat bigger problem? Before you start taking aim and fire away, please understand that this post is not about enforcing my view on the rest of the world, it's actually the opposite. I ask those who ARE enforcing THEIR view to please consider that opinions may differ. So... ready to be insulted? Here we go...

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Wallpaper - Believe!

I guess I saw too many episodes of the X-Files when I was young 😌

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All Wallpapers thus far...