By Rian

Gray, a writer.

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How to Bloodborne: Defiled Chalice Amygdala for Noobs

The idea behind it is simple. If you can’t kill it with melee (or short-ranged weapons) then choose long-ranged. For this video, I chose Simon’s Bowblade (abbr. sbb). The real question is not bloodtinge. It’s damage per bullets. There is a limit to amount of bullets you can carry with you. Normally and realistically, that…

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“Colonial Boomerang” Can’t be Worse Choice of Word

ORIGINALLY ON NYT, SEOUL’S COLONIAL BOOMERANG The issue of comfort women is devastating. Let’s leave it there. Because there hasn’t been a single article that dealt the issue with a proper perspective it deserves. It was Americans who decided to give Japan a slack in American military court, not Asians nor Europeans, both the victims of…

Update: 1/1/15

Updated Theme File for WordPress. If you were experiencing with loading multiple posts at once, –which I was– that issue is now addressed.

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How to Remove Time Machine Backup from Desktop

I personally don’t recommend using Time Capsule for 2 reasons: it’s expansive and wireless. It’s too expansive for a wireless router, although it is highly recommended by other reviews for its stability. It’s wireless for a backup, which I personally find it ridiculous. We are talking about backing up at least 1TB worth of internal…

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PS4 Backup “Not Enough Space” Error Solution

Let us all agree on the fact that Sony sucks at doing anything software-related right. Just compare it to its competitions, Xbox, for example. Microsoft is too big of a hurdle? No more excuses. At any rate, I’ve seen multiple posts on different forums suggesting back and forth as to what is the real cause…

Update, Maintenance, and Adsense

For those who are interested whether this site will be down by next year, the answer is nope. I’m getting minimum payment out of Adsense, but it’s enough to keep the site hosted for next 10 years. Frankly I’m only working on the posts that I find useful (small tips on electronics and such), so don’t worry about shutting it down without notice. Cause if it is going down, there will be a bigger reason than financials. Speaking of which, I had to make some changes with the location of where the ads are. Not that I approve of the…

Mac Can’t Boot With External HDD Attached

It’s sort of official. I just got off from a phone call with Apple Support, and apparently the solution to “can’t boot with external HDD attached” is, removing the HDDs during the startup. Are we talking about PCs from 90s? Here’s the list of symptoms for those who want to go through them: Mac will not boot. It will halt at grey screen. If the external drives are connected, keyboard will not respond to the input. If the drives were turned off, the login screen shows up as usual. BUT, if the drives are connected once again, it will not allow…

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Experiencing Problem with Language Setting on VM Windows?

This solution is strictly for parallels user and parallels user only.     I run multiple VMs on Mac for 2 reasons, first Korea has one of the most awful, isolated PC environment in the world. Second, rest of the world doesn’t care about being bilinguals. Not all of us, people with VM on Mac…

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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard on Mac

I wrote a simple —but ridiculously long— review on Amazon on using MS sculpt keyboard on Mac. Again, it works, but not as it was promised by random bloggers or tech-journalists who had written pre-release review. It won’t work, because the keyboard is specifically designed and assigned for Windows 8 exclusive features, if you have…

3DTV Is Announced Dead

We’ve been waiting for it. When will 3D finally be a new standard? Guess what, never. Gizmodo just ran an article based on CES 2015, and apparently the next big thing will be Smart TV, not 3D. Nobody wants a half-baked computer, so I’d say in a couple of years, Smart TV will be announced dead as well.

9 out of 10 million iPhones are affected, Apple says

This is actually getting funny. Apparently Apple only had received 9 complaints so far as to the bending issue of new iPhone 6+. And unlike what the internet has suspected, iPhone 6 is durable enough to withstand the “bending.” Here’s my question though: If there’s people who can put a bigger phone in their front pocket, how big is their pants supposed to be? The claim was iPhone 6+ bent in the front pocket from everyday usage. I couldn’t get my Galaxy Note 3 in my front pocket, EVER. Most of the people whom I’ve known had their tablets in their…

Apple Bend-Gate Is Coming

I’m sure most of you have already heard of iPhone 6+ is more bendable —or malleable— then any other phones, and customers are crying for Apple’s comment. I couldn’t find any hints on iPhone 6 being bendable, but they are all made out of aluminum, better be prepared. Most likely, Apple’s reply to this “bend-gate” will simply be “we got you free case made out of non-aluminum, so shut up,” just like they did with iPhone 4. Some articles are even pointing out that with the same amount of pressure, phones made out of plastic —usually android smartphone— will simply…

Here Comes the Downhill of Mighty Apple

Is it iPhone 6? iPhone 6 Plus? or iNote? Let’s start with the obvious. Apparently nobody got it right because Apple was working on two iPhones simultaneously. Not only bigger, iPhone 6 plus is now competing against Galaxy Note. For dubious reasons, Apple decided to call it “iPhone,” but it’s not a phone and even Sammy knows it. 5.5″ is simply irrational, why 5.5? Apple’s biggest competitor Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has 5.1″ screen and Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7″. Meaning, It’s bigger than conventional phones, but smaller than portable tablets. If anyone cares to recall Steve Jobs on Keynote for the first…

Google’s Self-Driving Programs May Yet to Come True

We’ve heard of good old ethics argument when it comes to driver-less cars, where as “who will pay for insurance, who will be responsible for accidents, and what happens to the taxi drivers.” These arguments are, in fact, simply not related to what is going on in the market. These questions behind new technology has nothing to do with why Google cannot sell its self-driving programs just yet. It is still within Google’s limit to simply sell it as a car modification package, provided all the consumers will buy them from a car repair shop or self-install them. For instance, California is…

Thinking about OS X Yosemite? Not just yet

I’m sure lots of people have heard about public beta by now. Some magazines and blogs pointed out obvious things —it’s the same thing from Apple website— and some people are experiencing issues, blah and blah and blah. Tell you what, don’t get Yosemite just yet. I’ve been keeping my Mac up to date (up to Developer Beta) for couple of years now, and this is probably the first time OS X is giving me more hassle than Windows can. Even Apple’s basic apps are falling apart. Some people are having problems with AppStore, iTunes Store, iCloud, basic yet fundamental…