Entertainment > Reading >
A book on a particular aspect of culture and events in the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
It glimpses into one aspect of "playful hacking", pranks and practical jokes.
Entertainment > Movies >
A young, broken, man, enters an underground community of computer crackers, trying desperately to prove himself but with consequences.
An extremely good movie. While not quite mandatory, it's definitely a proper advancement of the "hacker kid" movies that have sullied past movies. Highly recommended, even for people that "know their stuff", as it doesn't lay on the techno-babble which describes everything painfully wrong. Instead, it takes a reasonable middle ground, staying away from pop culture and fairly-firmly on the social side of storytelling.
The show was cancelled after two seasons, at which time I stopped caring enough that when I learned it had been un-cancelled I continued to not care.
Entertainment > Television >
A psychologically-disturbed young man's fantasies spiral out of control as he pursues a lunatic's dream for economic anarchy.
Fast and loose. This is one of those shows which tries to cash in on this generation's theme of general discontent. It generally fails. More-or-less entertaining.
For everyday people this is somewhat recommended. For fans of psychological stuff, and anti-corporatism, this is somewhat recommended. For people who know enough about computers but don't like psychological stuff or anti-corporatism, I do not recommend this.
TODO - THIS IS UNFINISHED - it needs some redoing, clarification and screenshots.
TODO - make a separate page for Gibbed
Borderlands 2 - (2012 game) >
It's difficult to move items between characters.
Gibbed really helps solve this.
This was tested on Windows 8.1 in late 2015, and on Windows 10 in early 2016.
TODO (try harder) - I need to create screenshots and clarify some steps. I feel that some instructions are too vague and may be slightly wrong.
(port) > Borderlands 2 - (2012 game) >
See also Creating a large shared bank for Borderlands 2 on Windows
I used to play Borderlands 2 - (2012 game) on the Xbox 360. I wanted to switch to playing on my desktop computer. I bought an Xbox One wired controller so everything should be the same. I achieved complete success.
Read this entire page before beginning.
This was tested on Windows 8.1 in mid 2015.
I have an uncanny knack. It's partly my nature, but heavily augmented by practice and a kind of effort for education.
It's one of those qualities which has been recognized to some small degree in past cultures and is largely overlooked or misunderstood in ours.
World of Warcraft >
I intuit crazy nuances. Sometimes bugs, sometimes just oddities. This is one of those oddities.
I polymorphed a mount. The rider stayed mounted. On the turtle.