Category: Technology

  • Steamworks initialisation failed running V Rising on Steam Deck

    Before the wife and I jumped into Diablo IV, which runs really well on the ol’ Steam Deck, we were playing V Rising. V Rising is a great little multiplayer survival game with a vampire theme that came to us as a recommendation from a friend. While not the best…

  • Easily sync Philips Hue to Alexa

    Every time we move, I invest just a little bit more into smart home devices. While not the most cost effective option, we are very much “all in” on Philips Hue bulbs. While I really do love the product, getting them to play nice with Amazon Alexa’s voice controls has…

  • Obligatory post about artificial intelligence

    Within the tech community, it seems like all we’re talking about these days is AI, ChatGPT, alternatives and such. Recently, I had the opportunity to hang out with somebody outside of the tech community and they actually brought up ChatGPT to me, and how they were leveraging it. But also,…

  • How do I update GodMode9?

    As part of my recent spring cleaning of my Nintendo 3DS XL, I’ve been updating the custom firmware (CFW) as well as a bunch of the homebrew / after market software that I had installed. One such piece of software was GodMode9, and this was actually the first time I…

  • EmuDeck not working after renaming micro SD card

    Recently, while cleaning up the SD card I use on my Steam Deck, I decided that the name “UNTITLED” wasn’t good enough, and that I would rename it to something more descriptive. What I didn’t anticipate is that all of my EmuDeck / Emulation Station games would cease to function….

  • 2.4 GHz devices with Eero Mesh Wi-Fi

    I’m a big fan of our Eero Mesh Wi-Fi 6 setup, even with the subscription service that will probably eventually lead to replacing it with something that doesn’t have an up sell like that. It’s been one of the best setups we’ve had, handling both multiple story and single story…

  • My favorite tech purchase of 2022

    I’ve gotten my hands on some great tech items this year. Venturing into smart garage door openers, a handful of new Apple goodies, and even leaning into “play” a lot more thanks to Valve’s Steam Deck. While those items are all well and good, and have been serving me quite…

  • My favorite tech purchase of 2016

    I know what you’re thinking. Why the hell would I be posting about my favorite tech purchase of 2016 in February of 2017? For that matter, why didn’t I include this nugget of information in my 2016 recap post? Glad you asked! The reason I waited so long is because…

  • Breaking away from the Apple Ecosystem

    I’ve recently come to a crossroad with Apple and it’s ecosystem. I’ve had an iPhone 4S for the last 2 years and I was itching for a new device. Giving the current iPhone lifecycle, it makes more sense to hold out for the next iteration of the iPhone than jump…