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Debian 10

Debian 10

I have to say I am enjoying my upgrade to Debian 10. I have not really done much out side your normal user stuff since the upgrade, but my Thinkpad T450s is great with it. I really like the Bootup and login style. The same just a little more cleaned up looking.

I do find that the Trackpoint is a little fast. If I turn down the mouse sensitivity to fix it, my mouse on the dock seems way to slow. Need to find the happy medium for it.

LapDesk Part 2

LapDesk Part 2

So I have been using the DIY Lapdesk off and on for a few weeks now. I actually have grown to really like the thing. I did not spent to much time gaming the past little while, but i have played a few mouse and keyboard heavy games from my sofa.

  • Glass Masquerade
  • Quake Champions
  • Intrude
  • DooM
  • Doom 2
  • Borderlands 2

The main issue was storing the thing.. I would have stored it Vertical if I didn’t always feel like moving the keyboard around. I did think to Velcro the keyboard down, but decided against it.

Feels like I move it around depending on which game a fair amount.

I am normally not a fan of shelves and stuff being out, but I had no other option to store this thing, where it was handy and out of the way.

LapDesk Storage Shelf
Steam Library Back Log

Steam Library Back Log

So I made up a list of all the games in my current Steam Library that I would like to actually play or finish still, and its a massive one..

Steam Games Still To Play

  • 8 Bit Armies
  • Battle Chasers
  • Bio Shock (Have all to play, but should start here?)
  • Doom
  • Fallout 4
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Inside
  • Kings Quest
  • Jotun
  • Kopanito Soccer
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • Shadow of Mordor
  • Monster Hunter World (Still have to finish main Campain, but close)
  • Never Alone
  • Owl Boy
  • Rime
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Loved the first in the reboot)
  • Rusted Warfare
  • Shadow Tactics
  • Street Fighter V
  • Yooka Laylee
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown
  • Transistor (Have a feeling I really wont end up liking this one)
  • The Banner Saga
  • Fez
  • Friday The 13th The Game
  • Grid 2 (Maybe junk out on it for a weekend and never go back)
  • Pixel Junk Monsters 2
  • Borderlands 2

I think I need to just start trying some games and moving on if they don’t grab me.. I always feel guilty if I don’t finish a game and resist going to another until I am done.

I loose interest in one and then refuse to move onto another..

Think my goal should be to clear out this list and if I don’t like something move on.

DIY Gaming LapDesk

DIY Gaming LapDesk

I give you the Gaming LapDesk

It’s built from plywood, Some Yoga Blocks and an Anti Slip Mat from the $tore. I already had a bunch of sticky Velcro strips, so the investment in this was pretty cheap (Under $30 CAD).

I added a old hub I picked up at a local Thrift Ship for $2. I plug the keyboard and mouse into it. Then twist tie up the cables nice, and add a single longer cable to run to my TV center.

Could have gone wireless, but for cost and not having to deal with batteries I like the wired option.

I picked up the cheapest Logitech keyboard the LCS (Local Computer Shop) had in stock. It feels cheap, but not nearly as cheap as I expected. Will prob look to replace these in the future.

The Anti Slip Mat from the $tore was for inside drawers. It worked amazingly well. I used a ton of white glue to stick it down, put a board on top, and piled some paint cans on top for the night.

The finished thing actually feels pretty nice. I can see where I could improve a Model 2 version of this.. So maybe soon I will make an update.

I can’t take all the credit for this amazingly great creation of fun. I fist saw something close to this via DIY DAVE on YouTube. I ended up using the yoga block idea, but think I might try to make folding legs to store it away better on the next model.

Time to get back to some Borderlands 2. Been starting to play this in co-op with a buddy. Also been working on finishing off some single player fps games.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Developer Diary #1 Thoughts

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Developer Diary #1 Thoughts

I have not completed Monster Hunter World at this point, but that’s how my gaming life goes these days. Play something for a while, burn out on it around 20 hours, and hopefully come back later.

Monster Hunter games I usually get a boost to finish the last off when the next one releases. I can feel that itch starting to grow with the September release of Iceborne DLC on the consoles. I play on Steam, so its release will be a few months after that I think.

My Favorite Features From Developer Diary 1:

  • The ‘View Mode’ thing is pretty sweet as someone who loves to post images of new armor sets.
  • The New Gathering Hub looks great!
  • The Squad Card system looks good, but a little more “into it” than I would ever be.
  • The PlayStation Home type room looks interesting, but not something I would see myself using.

Disable Steam RB LB Quick Links in Big Picture Mode

Disable Steam RB LB Quick Links in Big Picture Mode

If you are like me and spend most of your gaming time on the sofa in Steam Big Picture Mode, then you have probably noticed how annoying it is to accidentally hit your controllers LB or RB button and quick loaded the Chat and Web ‘Tabs’.

You can disable this either or both of these from within Big Picture Mode.

To change this goto The Settings (Gear Icon) -> Base Configurations -> Big Picture Mode configuration -> Select each Trigger and Set its value to ‘None’.

Now you can pick up the controller and not always end up in the Web Browser.