Author Archives: Versatile

How To Install and Play Daggerfall Easily Using Ancestral Ghost


Revisions:
12-29-13: Initial release.

12-30-13: Added downloaded link. Fixed blog title.


In a previous Youtube video, I showed the user the painstaking method of how to install and use dosbox to setup the game Daggerfall correctly. The issue with this method is its long, and you have to manually mount the image file every time you want to play.

Using the Ancestral Ghost setup, all you do is run the .exe setup file, it installs the game, all latest official and unofficial patches, and that’s it!

Run the shortcut from the desktop or start menu, and you are good to go. No need to mount the image file every time you want to play or extra Dosbox configuration intervention! See the download link below and have fun!

Source Site: Download Here

Using SmartPhone Without a Voice Service Plan

Iphone 4
Revisions:
12-27-13: Initial release.


A few months ago I had purchased an iPhone 4 from Amazon (used) for a really great price from Amazon gift cards that I had in my account.

The most interesting part about this purchase is I had no intention to get a data plan or voice service plan for it. Why is that? Well, I already had a company cell phone that I use for business and sometimes personal use, but it wouldn’t be right to have personal stuff and games on a business phone.
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XBMC – Raspberry Pi – Working Youtube Plugin!


Revisions:
12/13/13: Initial release.


I am a long time fan of using XBMC on my Raspberry Pi. There is something very satisfying about watching Youtube on my TV on a mini PC that takes less than $3 of power a year.

However, sometimes when you are using the youtube plugin app inside XBMC, you may get an issue about an error and the video fails to play. This is so annoying. I spent hours of research and figured out how to get the youtube plugin to work flawlessly on both the raspbmc and also openelec. See below for more details:
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If You Had $100 Amazon Gift Card, What Would You Buy?

$100 Amazon Gift Card
Revisions:
11-17-13: Initial Release.


Here is something that should be a bit of fun, and if you guys want to leave a comment and participate, that’s fun too!

So next month I know a friend of mine is going to gift me an early x-mas present as he will be out of town for the holidays. He is going to get me a $100 Amazon gift card.

The last few days, I was looking at Amazon trying to think of all the random things I could buy with a $100. To some people, $100 is not enough, but for others, it is a lot!

So here is a partial list of things I’d like to get with my $100 dollars. Do remember that these are based upon what I need, and is no reflection of what is right or wrong.

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How To Fix Laptop Battery Not Charging

Laptop Battery


10-19-13: Initial Release.


Earlier this morning, I had found out that my Dell Mini 1012 laptop was dead because I had left it on overnight in sleep mode and the battery had drained out.

So what did I do? I just reconnected the AC charger and plugged the laptop into the wall. This should have solved the issue, right?

Well, when I had done that and resumed from sleep mode to go into Windows 8, it said that my laptop was plugged in, but the battery was not charging. What the hell?

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Life Milestone – Marriage

Revisions:

9-19-13: Initial Release.


So as you guys may have known, its been quiet here on the blog for the last few weeks. No, I’m not dead, and I’m not writing for the sake of not writing.

Oh, it’s actually the opposite. I’ve been so busy with my personal life that I just didn’t get a chance to write something until now. If you think this was bad, you should see my Youtube inbox, its just busting at the seams with 50+ comments over 3 weeks worth just waiting to be answered.

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The Life of a Youtube Creator – Versatile’s Story

Main page of Youtube.com/MoNeYinPhx

Revisions:
8-10-13: Initial release.


I’ve been a Youtube creator since the 2009, and from 2009 to 2013 present day, I’ve been part of 4 Youtube channels: VersatileNinja, GameDexterity, vstPower, and now MoNeYinPHX.

I will spare you the reasons and history of why I have jumped from one Youtube account to another, but what I can tell you is that during these last 4 years, I have seen a lot of interesting things on Youtube.  I’ve probably answered thousands of comments, and made over 1,000 Youtube videos on all kinds of subjects:

  • Modding Tutorials
  • PC Tech Tutorials
  • Life Tutorials
  • LAN Tutorials
  • and more

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Living Lean – How I Keep My Laptop in Top Shape


Revisions:
7-5-13: Initial release.


So this past week, I had come home from work to login to my Internet, only to be greeted by a splashscreen from my ISP saying that a device(s) on my network is participating or infected as part of a botnet.

Before I could go back online, I had to agree to a statement that I would take care of the issue.  Otherwise, I would be disconnected from the Internet again until it was taken care of.

So I thought about it and the only device that I use a lot (more than my desktop actually) is my Dell Mini 1012 netbook.  I did a virus scan, and malware scan, and found nothing.

But just because I didn’t find anything doesn’t necessarily mean that it was gone, it could just be hidden. I didn’t want to take a chance, so what did I do? I formatted the laptop, reinstalled Windows 8, and I was good to go.  The coolest part about the whole thing? I didn’t need to backup any major files, or save my bookmarks or anything. Why? Because due to the way I have setup my laptop, those type of worries that would plague traditional computer users I don’t have. I’ll tell you what I did so you too can run a lean, mean, computing machine.

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OUYA – It’s Released!

Revisions:
6-29-13: Initial release.


So unless you have been living under a rock for a long ass time, the OUYA Android console is finally out. It’s affordable at $99, and it comes with a wireless controller, and 8GB of internal memory.

The CEO has stated that the console is indeed hackable, but what does this really mean, only time will tell. It does have a number of emulator apps available already, so if you know where to get the roms, then you’ll have a good time playing old school games.

The more interesting thing is that the OUYA is basically an Android tablet or phone in disguise. Since those devices can be rooted, it will only be a matter of time before OUYA is also rooted? Wouldn’t that be interesting if there was a “black market” app that lets you play rooted games on the OUYA?

Well, let’s see what happens. I may get an OUYA one day, but when no idea as I’m still enjoying my Raspberry Pi immensely for time being.

If you got an OUYA, let us know what you think!

Multitasking – How Good Are You At It?

Revisions:
5-4-13: Initial release.


So here we are 5 months into year 2013, and if there is one thing I know that will continue to be a good skill for any person, that is learning how to multitask.

Why is this such an important skill to know? By knowing how to multitask properly, you will not only save time, but you will become a more efficient person of your time and efforts.

So how do you properly multitask? The best advice I can say is start simple, and then work your way up.

Let’s say that you are busy studying for school. So while you are studying, you could be eating a snack, downloading your latest TV show, backing up the contents of your laptop, and listening to your favorite song. The possibilities of what you can do all at the same time is endless.

But you got to be smart about it. You don’t want to text and drive at the same time, as that is highly dangerous, and could get you into an accident, or even worse, hurt or even killed.

How do I multitask in my busy life? After all, I contribute to two blogs, manage a youtube channel, play videogams, and make video tutorials. Oh yes, I work a full-time job outside of the Internet, and manage a personal life as well. You got to be careful to never let work take over your personal life, or vice versa. There must be an adequate balance among everything.

So what do I do to manage this craziness? I just do it in small steps. If I know there is a new game tutorial I want to do, I make sure to research the methods while I am listening to latest TV show or news on TV. If I am writing a blog article, I do it while I wait for my dinner to cook.

The more tasks you can do simultaneously, the better off you will be in terms of getting more stuff done. The only time you may want to do things sequentially or in order is when you want to devote 100% of your attention at the task at hand.

If you are at work, if you spend 100% of your time during a two hour block to get all your emails done, you will do better than if you take a break and answer a few phone calls.

How about you? What kind of multitasking activities do you normally find yourself doing? How do you manage it all? Tell us, and maybe we too can laern! :)

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