Author: Tom

personal wiki, photos, other stuff

My recent desktop PC re-build was featured on PCPartPicker!

Full write-up of the build soon!


23rd August 2016 0

OpenVPN throwing error on El Captain

  Attempting to connect using an OpenVPN Client can result in a rather cryptic error message: “JSONDialog: Error running jsondialog”. This is due to System Integrity Protection being enabled in the latest version of OSX as an anti-malware measure. This is also called “rootless” mode. Reboot your Mac Hold down Command-R until you see the…
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23rd August 2016 0

Start Menu/Calendar not working on Windows 10

This can be sorted with some Powershell trickery. Don’t know what causes this however have seen it at least twice. Copy and paste the following into a PowerShell window. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}


23rd August 2016 0

Last Monday I finished my first Life Is Strange playthrough.

Damn. I’m still not over it. Just superb – I passed over it when it was first released, mainly as it was in episodic format. I can only really describe it as a “third-person, story driven, indie soundtracked experience”. It’s not really a game, more of an interactive story or novel, but I thoroughly enjoyed…
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8th February 2016 0

Review: Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox at Anson Rooms, Bristol

Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox Anson Rooms, Bristol Sunday 15th December, 2015 £17.50 entrance. Scott Bradlee has been on my radar for a while now – I think the first video of his I saw was his cover of “Beauty and a Beat” originally by Nicki Minaj and Justin Beiber. He released videos every Tuesday…
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18th February 2015 0

Network Bridging on an OVH/SoYouStart dedicated Server.

If you have additional IP addresses for your SoYouStart server that you wish to use for virtual machines, you will first need to create a Virtual MAC from within the control panel and then set your virtual machine to use the virtual MAC. You will then need to set the IP address of the machine…
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12th August 2014 0

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer week-long test, Thursday

Video from Thursday


21st October 2013 0

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer (week-long) Beta

Video from Monday (20 minutes, 1080p available on YouTube).


10th September 2013 0

Videos from the Just Cause 2 Multiplayer April Extended Test

Main video: 35 man Roadtrip. Full Video Playlist


14th May 2013 0

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang sponser kit

Last year, 2 Player Productions started a Kickstarter for a Minecraft documentary. I sponsered one of the mid-level tiers and my kit turned up recently. The film was released in December 2012 and shipping started soon after – coming from the US it was bound to take a while. The sponser level got me an…
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7th February 2013 0