Sunday, June 02, 2019

Sinus infection doctor recommendations

aleve/advil X
mucinex X
sudafed X X (don't take after 3pm)
clariten X X (via 24hr version)
nedi pot

Friday, April 26, 2019

Movie Maker paths for projects

Wow....they think this is secret...impossible to find via the GUI. It will be something like this:


Sunday, March 31, 2019

Building UE4 and a .NET error

Building UE4 and got an error about .NET. instead of tracking down a .NET specific issue, resolution was to update my Visual Studio and include the .NET tools. Not doing whatever the long winded stack overflow comments suggested.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Driver Reset in Windows

Got all choked up on your driver? try this: ctrl-shift-windows+b

ack to Marissa Du Bois for the pointer.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

French Toast Recipe

French toast recipe

8 eggs
1 and 1/3 cup of milk
Vanilla to taste (I use ~1.5 ozs IIRC) Too little and you won't taste it. Too much and you get too much vanilla. Can also try almond syrup.
1 Lovejoy Bakeries Brioche loaf

Mix together the above ingredients.

Cut brioche loaf into 8 slices. You will have the ends left over. Also each slice is about as thick as the diameter of a nickel, then just pitch the ends or use them for something else. Don't try to make more slices because you won't have enough batter for good coverage.

Dip each piece of bread for 10 seconds on each side into the bowl.

Using a cookie sheet, lay out each piece to let the batter soak in.

Take the rest of the leftover batter and pour it over the pieces especially in spots that look like they need it. 

Wait 20 minutes, then flip over each piece and wait another 20 minutes. This ensures gravity has a chance to work on both sides.

Cook on a griddle at between 325 and 350 degrees for 3 minutes on each side.

Serve with toppings of choice. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FLOPS of consoles over time...

Ack to Darrel Palke for the link:

Sunday, February 03, 2019

MBP stability with 3 external displays

Not totally root caused, but making this note to myself: When attaching a 3rd external 4k display I was able to get it to work but came home from dinner after entire rebuild and hours (not days) of stability to a BSOD. Rebooting and it seems that 3rd external display seems to wreak havoc. Went back to 2 external and using the laptop display for still 3 total. Recall the reason for my entire rebuild was when pulling out the same 4k display adapter that cause me to lose audio and Skype abilities....just deciding to stay away from a 3rd external display for now. Not worth the issues ATM.

Maybe total video bandwidth issues? Working past thermal limits where there wasn't adequate testing of drivers?  Cheap external 4k display? Cheap external adapters from USB-C to DP and/or HDMI (both seemed to create problems).

no time to root cause, solved the problem short term and moved on.

update: 2/11/19, stable after one week by going to the 2 external+laptop display vs. the 3 external.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

reboot for unsigned drivers


realize new 'advanced options menu' you need to select 'see more options' to get to the Startup Settings' unlike the description above.