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Entries from July 2009

My Headset Annoys Me

July 16th, 2009 · 13 Comments · Games, Windows

Whenever my mic stops working, I must remember to try the following diagnostics in the following order to avoid maximum frustration with the dumb thing:

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EasyScreenshot.NET 1.6.2

July 6th, 2009 · 15 Comments · Windows

Thanks to Clutch for pointing out that ES.NET could use up an obscene amount of memory.  While technically memory leaks aren’t possible in .NET unless you leak unmanaged objects, in this case I was constantly creating large bitmaps and forgetting to .Dispose them, and .NET was taking it’s time in cleaning them up.  This has […]

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Monitoring CVAR changes in the Source engine

July 5th, 2009 · 20 Comments · Games

If you want to create a script that toggles a setting in a Source engine game like Left 4 Dead, you need to know the console variable name that controls it, but sometimes you don’t know.  One way to figure it out is to blindly search using the “find” command to look for a command […]

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New File, Updated Files, Sneak Peaks

July 4th, 2009 · 13 Comments · Games, PortableApps, Programming, Windows

I have a bit of a backlog of stuff so I guess I better start posting some of it.

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Software Picks: ANYTHING BUT iTunes

July 4th, 2009 · 53 Comments · Software Picks, Windows

So recently I got a $15 iTunes gift card and now a 22-free songs code for iTunes so I decided to check it out. I expected a slow lumbering beast that would try and take over my whole OS so I booted up my favorite XP Virtual Machine and created a snapshot so I could […]

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