Fixes for the “Steam Stuck at a Blank Screen” Issue

This has been broken for me for months, but recently I found a fix.  Using the Steam application, all you can do is browse your library.  The store, community, forums etc;  all don’t work.  If you use Big Picture mode, everything is great.  If you use a normal browser, everything is great.

Steam though?


Steam support gave up after a couple of suggestions.  But after working through many possible fixes, I worked out what was wrong. Continue reading “Fixes for the “Steam Stuck at a Blank Screen” Issue”

Only Slightly Less Cool Than In Snowcrash: The HTC Vive

ViveLogoI got a Vive.  A real, working Virtual Reality system.  That makes it officially The Future (hover-boards / flying cars / utopian government notwithstanding).

I’ve been using it for a bit over a week and here are my my thoughts.

(Spoiler: It’s awesome) Continue reading “Only Slightly Less Cool Than In Snowcrash: The HTC Vive”

Improving Steam Client Performance

Steam is awesome.  It keeps all my games organised, makes it easy to play with my friends, lets me buy games for cheap and has a library of information about the games I like.

The client also tends to run like a dog.

Or at least, it did.  Read on to find out how a average man sped up Steam with one simple trick!  Origin marketers hate him!

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Powershell Archiving Script, Part 7

We’re on the home straight now.  In the last part we dealt with the last major workhorse of the script (actually moving objects to and from the archive with Move-ArchiveObject) and in this part we deal with some of the formatting / presentation functions.  The full script can be found here.

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Powershell Archiving Script, Part 6

In the last part we looked at the Get-FolderInformation function, which returns an object describing a folder so the user can tell if they want to process it or not.  This part is going to focus on the Move-ArchiveObject function which will actually perform the archive (or return from archive) process on a chosen folder. The full script can be found here.

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Powershell Archiving Script, Part 5

Continuing on from the last part where I defined the Get-FolderSize function the next function to be defined is Get-FolderInformation. This gets the relevant information about all the folders that could be processed and outputs that information as objects.  The full script can be found here.

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