Moving Home: For Geeks

The Ultimate High-Tech Solution for Moving Home

We recently moved house and while there are lots of helpful checklists out there (like this on on the BBC) there were a few extra wrinkles for me due to my generally nerdy existence.  So, here’s a few helpful hints I discovered during the process. Continue reading “Moving Home: For Geeks”

Socially Acceptable, Hi-Tech Fidgeting: The Fidget Cube

I backed the Kickstarter for the Fidget Cube when I saw it and they finally arrived!

It’s pretty much what it says on the tin;  a cube for fiddling with.  Each side has a range of surfaces, buttons and widgets all of which give lots of satisfying feedback.

They’re pretty cool! Continue reading “Socially Acceptable, Hi-Tech Fidgeting: The Fidget Cube”

Getting Started with TitanFall 2 Multiplayer

TitanFall 2 is a brilliant FPS that I loved playing for the campaign.  The multiplayer modes are great too but can take a bit of adjusting to.  It’s strongly tied to movement with loads of tricks and quirks for doing awesomely cool things.  Unfortunately what that meant for me starting out was I got killed repeatedly by other people doing awesomely cool things while I flailed about randomly.

So here’s a few tips in how to get started, do decently in games and not just be a slightly more-animated target dummy. Continue reading “Getting Started with TitanFall 2 Multiplayer”

PowerShell: Display A Menu And Get a Valid Choice

While it’s normally best practice to not display anything on the host and to batch as much as possible with PowerShell; sometimes you need a UI.  Here’s a pair of functions to display a menu on the screen, automatically number the possible responses and only return when a valid choice is made. Continue reading “PowerShell: Display A Menu And Get a Valid Choice”