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(The Black Heart Rebellion)

Media Player Classic stuck in fullscreen

posted: December 27, 2012

Media Player Classic has been my favourite movie player ever since I first encountered it, and it has done very little wrong during those years.

All of a sudden, though, it started playing movies in fullscreen - without being told to do so. As soon as a movie opens, the player starts in fullscreen mode, and pretty much the only thing you can do after that, is pause the movie, or exit the software. Fortunately, there is a solution...

No Stone Unturned: the Stones of Barenziah

posted: October 18, 2012

An unusual gem: one of the Stones of Barenziah Ever since I first played Daggerfall (the second episode of the Elder Scrolls series), I've been hooked on the series, so when I heard Skyrim would be released I immediately preordered the game on Game Webshop (a highly recommendable webshop, by the way!). As soon as the game was released I was ready to play, and by now I've reached the happy side of 300 hours of play.

During those hours of play, I've played through the main quest twice (once on each side), and I've finished just about any quest that can be done in Skyrim - each one of them more enjoyable than the next, except maybe for one "little" quest: No Stone Unturned...

Session expired while answering security questions on the Apple iPad

posted: September 25, 2012

As soon as it was available, I updated my Apple iPad to iOS6, and I've been a happy camper since the update. That is to say, until I tried to download a new app from the AppStore today.

After I entered my password for my Apple ID, I was greeted with a new screen, prompting me to select three security questions, answers, and a backup mail address in case it all goes pear-shaped. And unfortunately, it did...

How to find out which version of IIS is installed

posted: September 16, 2012

Last week I confiscated an unused dust-gathering desktop in order to install a small, development MySQL database on it. Skip forward a few days, when I received a request to set up a small website on that same box, using the already installed IIS. No problem so far.

But after browsing through the website and testing its features a bit, a colleague asked me which version of IIS I had been using. To be honest, I didn't have a clue: yes, I had set up the box, but I'm only familiar with IIS on a need-to-know-basis, and I had to look up the version myself - which turned out to be quite a task.

Project Underground by Psxmod

posted: August 24, 2012

Project Underground cover One day while browsing through the music section of Spotnet, I noticed a post called Project Underground made by a user called Psxmod. After downloading the spot it turned out to be a set by a DJ who goes by the same name.

After listening to this particular set for a few minutes, I immediately returned to Spotnet to look for the other volumes of this series (as Psxmod has already released 12 of these mixes). By now I've downloaded them all, and even though I'm only halfway through them, I can highly recommend these to anyone looking for good techno mixes.

Goodbye Onslow - actor Geoffrey Hughes dies aged 68

posted: July 29, 2012

Picture of Geoffrey Hughes as Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances Sad news, as British actor Geoffrey Hughes lost his battle against cancer today. Back in 1996, when he was playing Onslow, Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer yet he made a full recovery in 2009.

Alas, the cancer returned in 2010. Doctors said that he died peacefully in his sleep, after a long and brave fight as stated by his family.

The Album Top 100

posted: May 19, 2012

Real life has been keeping me very busy lately, which explains the lack of updates for over more than a year! Fortunately there's one thing I seem to be able to combine with whatever it is I'm doing at the time, and that is music.

So when STUDIO_BRUSSEL broadcasted the Album Top 100 (a list of one hundred albums combined by the listeners), I tuned in and listened to as much of the tracks as I could.

De Zwaarste Lijst 2012 (on Studio Brussel)

posted: April 15, 2012

Once again, Alex Agnew presented the "heaviest list" on STUDIO_BRUSSEL (also known as "De Zwaarste Lijst" for those of us who speak Dutch).

Always a fan of both heavy metal and musical lists, I've taken the liberty to post the list on my website - here it is!

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