This is just a sketch I did tonight with a free VST plugin called Transition that randomizes your synth sound, according to presets or to your own design. http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Transition&id=2948 I have tried demos of the big VSTs that collectively you could pay a small fortune for. My most fun comes from creating my own sounds […]Read More sad alien
Well, it was a real nailbiter. Dban finished wiping my drive and it was time to insert the Win 7 OEM discs. Would they work? If not, I’d have hours more of searching, hoping to find a solution. But it’s working. So providing my backup discs are okay (I have two sets), I should be […]Read More YES!
Spent the last day or so trying to restore my best computer after a ‘fresh’ install of Windows 10. Turns out it wasn’t a fresh install at all, with lots of HD space gobbled up by crap and old files. Now I can’t get the computer to run anything but Ubuntu, which is fun but […]Read More Baffling Windows 10/7 upgrade/downgrade
And it’s QUITE good! It even has a portable install so you don’t have to change any computer settings or download dependencies. So goodbye RSS Bandit. It was real…Read More Sorry Bandit, I just found an RSS Reader I like better…
Last night I forfeited watching my favorite TV show to try to get an old RSS Reader working in Windows 10. After several “compatibility” and “troubleshooting” installs, I finally got it to work perfectly. Happy as a clam, I posted my success here. This morning, however, it’s back to square one. The program is giving […]Read More Maybe I spoke too soon… the finicky world of old software
It took some doing. Not easy. But after banging away at my PC I got this free, vintage RSS Reader software to work in Windows 10. This is by far my favorite RSS Reader. I never liked Google reader because I prefer using the arrow keys to quickly move thru my feeds. When I speed […]Read More Almost gave up on this vintage RSS Reader… so glad I didn’t!
Since returning to Win 10 I’ve been exploring Cortana and Edge. I guess the older I get, the more I like to get more done with less effort. It’s called being organized. Also, using whatever tech helps to make life fun and easier. So far Chrome is still my main browser. But Edge is creeping […]Read More Edge is getting sharper – Cortana more appealing
Funny. Not too long after writing about Windows 7 I got bored with my computer and upgraded to Windows 10. I was able to do this for free because I took advantage of the free upgrade when it first came out. Even though I reverted to Win 7, you can go back to Win 10 […]Read More I switched to Windows 10 and for the most part, I like it
I’m still on Windows 7. I actually like it better than Windows 10. With a computer I want a tool, not a friend. And I find Win 7 is pretty streamlined while Win 10 has too much bloat. However, Win 7 has its limits. One thing it doesn’t do to well, as far as I […]Read More Two Awesome File Management Tools for Automated Actions
For a long time I let go of Firefox. When Firefox was young it was my go-to browser. But then it got bloated and seemed slow. With only one half decent computer to my name, I spend a lot of time eeking out whatever I can from older computers. I just enjoy that. I could […]Read More Firefox making a comeback?