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Christopher B. Wright
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Episode 4 of Throwing the Gun, the Pen and Cape Society's podcast about superheroes and superhero fiction, is now up on Pen and Cape Society website. In this month's episode, Cheyanne Young asks Drew Hayes, +Jim Zoetewey  and myself about web fiction. We answer questions and dispense advice like the question-answering, advice-dispensing gurus we are, after which I sum everything up by telling people not to take advice from writers. (Spoiler alert!)

Also in this episode: Jim interviews Van Allen Plexico, PCS member and alum of the New Pulp movement. Also, we talk about cliffhangers, which gives me the opportunity to rag on Lost.
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Just put a CyanogenMod 12 variant on my Note 4. Feels like an entirely different phone in terms of speed. Battery life has tanked though. Wonder what that's about. 
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Once they get the PM sorted out (My understanding is that they're working on it for the Note4...) it should sizzle and actually have slightly better battery, etc.  That's been my personal experience with CM and OMNIROM images on my other devices once they sort power management out for that device.
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It's a testament to the skill the Flight of the Conchords had as parodists that this song could have been released in the 80s and nobody would have so much as blinked.
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Mark reaches out to old friends in today's Help Desk.
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Today's Help Desk was ripped from the Google Plus feed... h/t to +Shannon Shoffner who was "lucky" enough to experience it.
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When we got the Alpha's and Beta's for Win95 early in the year 1995 (so last century!), we didn't see how it could ship by Xmas, let alone sooner, so we called it WinEver. (=whenever). Amazingly, it pulled together and was stable enough for us to bootstrap our IDE on it by FRC.
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A new operating system rears it's currently undescribed head in today's Help Desk.
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I can't help but imagine this is inspired by real-world events. Call me crazy...
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Well now that it's official, there's no way in hell I'll be getting a Note 5. Sorry  Samsung, I need a microsd card.
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I have a phone with 32g internal storage and it's at least 60% full of apps. My music and podcasts are on the microsd card, which is 128g. I basically have my entire music collection on my phone and internal storage isn't going to cut it if I plan to have any actual applications running on my phone as well.
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Today's Help Desk explains everything. Well... something. A thing.
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Today's Help Desk is a continuity check.
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Virtual Desktop functionality in Windows 10 isn't perfect. It's not nearly as customizable as it is in Kubuntu. But it's good enough to be useful and I'm really happy they put it in.
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Expecting MS product to be as flexible as Linux, you're usually going to be disappointed. Good to hear that it's useful though. 
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It worked! I'm now running Windows 10.

Well, OK -- it APPEARS to have worked and I am APPARENTLY running a working copy of Windows 10. Including multiple desktop support, which seems a bit limited but we'll see how it works.

So far the only silliness with Windows 10 has been with Kaspersky Antivirus, of all things. A while back it had an urgent notification to UPDATE KASPERSKY NOW  so it would be Win10 compatible, which I did, and after loading Win 10 for the first time it popped up this dialog box:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus has been successfully configured for Microsoft Windows 10

Operability of the application in Microsoft Windows 10 is limited

More about limitations

The "more about limitations" part is a link, and I clicked on it, wanting to know more about the limitations.

...it took me to the Kaspersky home page, which is basically an ad for all of its products. No real information or anything, just the web page of the product I'm already using. Yes, Kaspersky, that is your web page. I acknowledge that. Thanks so much for pointing it out.
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The limitation is in its link parsing.
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All of my important files are backed up on three machines, the Linux partitions on this PC are installed to a separate physical drive, and if it fails colossally I'm pretty confident I'll get a good run of comics out of it.

The "good run of comics" part is really the main reason why I'm doing this today. That, and the promise of better DirectX 10 support, but mostly the "good run of comics" part.

Poor Mark.
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For the writer, there is no adversity.  Only material for their next book.
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    Performing Arts, 1989 - 1993
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