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Tree of Regret

February 26th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The Tree of Regret withers away in the sunlight.
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Fixing Limited WiFi/Bluetooth on Surface Pro

February 20th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
This is a one time issue I ran into on both my first Surface Pro and its replacement, so I think it might be just a corrupt preinstalled driver.

The symptoms are if you, within the first week or so of using the Surface Pro, start having limited connection with any WiFi or Bluetooth network.  For Bluetooth, you may also be getting the option to connect via "Direct Connection" instead of "Access Point".

The fix is to go to the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager > Network Adapters.
Just uninstall all devices and restart.
Windows 8 will automatically reinstall the default drivers and everything works again.

Note: For Bluetooth, you also need to pair up your phone and laptop again.  This is the case even with Windows Update updating your drivers, which can be annoying.
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Island Song

February 15th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Island Song by Ashley Eriksson
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Surface Pro - First Impressions

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
So I picked up a Surface Pro on its release a couple days ago.  Funny enough the Microsoft Store in Corte Madera was fairly empty and there was no trouble at all picking one up in 128GB (plenty of stock).  Guess they aren't very good at marketing.

I installed pretty much everything I normally keep on my laptop onto it without a hitch.  Virtually no cons so far.  Runs Photoshop, Premiere, FL Studio, Visual Studio, WinSCP, etc all just fine.  Type cover keyboard works great and I'm able to run anything I normally do on my regular desktop.  If you don't like Windows 8, you can just download ClassicShell which brings back the Start menu and lets you switch to Desktop mode permanently, making it essentially Windows 7.  Even the lack of 3G/4G is easily fixed by tethering it via Bluetooth to the cellphone in my pocket.


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Mischief in Your Daydreams

February 6th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Mischief in Your Daydreams by Blake Robinson
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Dark Pools

February 3rd, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Dark Pools by Scott Patterson
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Best Laptop/Tablet PC So Far?

January 26th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
I've been trying to find  something  similar  to  the  Surface  Pro  but  even  lighter,  faster,  and  more  battery  life.  Seems  like  the  only  other  tablet  in  the  same  vein  is  the Kupa X15?
http://www.dynamism.com/top-notebooks/kupa_x15.shtml

I  haven't  been  following  this  stuff  for  years now  though,  so I  don't  know  if  my  Google  searching  skills  are  up  to  par.

 Anyone  know  of  anything  even  better?
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Running Away

January 24th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
In loneliness, we run away... but the farther we run, the more isolated we become.
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Fear of the Future

January 17th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Fearing the future, if only because it may not exist.
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Floating Away

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Floating Away by Blake Robinson
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Adventures in Your Sleep

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Adventures in Your Sleep by Blake Robinson
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Doubting God

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
God ceased to exist when people doubted him and he lost the confidence to believe in himself.
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Flicker in the Light

January 7th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The flame that burns too quickly, too brightly in the darkness, becomes a mere flicker in the light.
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Tales of a Murderous Tooth Fairy

January 6th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
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Life is an Infection

January 6th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Life is an infection of the inanimate.
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Looking Back

January 1st, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Hard to let go of the past when it's the only thing that keeps you looking forward.
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Cold's Warmth

January 1st, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
As I gaze into the empty night, the cold warms me.
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Autumn Spirits

January 1st, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Autumn Spirits by Denny Schneidemesser
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Evil Growth

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Evil never grows. Good just shrinks.
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Clouded By Doubt

November 18th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
What do you do when you've done the impossible but no one believes you?
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