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Jetpack Social is now a separate plugin ā€“ with overpriced premium options

Posted by on 10:22 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Jetpack Social is now a separate plugin ā€“ with overpriced premium options

Last month I was surprised by a message that popped up when I posted an article: “You have no shares remaining – please upgrade your Jetpack plan”. Well that was… unexpected! Jetpack are now asking $10 a month for the privilege of lifting those limits, but that doesn’t get you every service they have to offer. For that, you’ll have to pay upwards of $50 LOL It’s quite the story, let me tell you what I’ve found out! Jetpack was always available as a free service, with the option for us to throw...

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How to permanently delete a game from your Steam Library

Posted by on 2:31 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to permanently delete a game from your Steam Library

Did you ever want to get rid of a game from your Steam Library? Something that sucks so bad or reminds your of that terrible impulse purchase/key redemption? Well there is a way, and it’s irreversible. Let me show you how to do it. Open Steam (Desktop version) and head to your Library. Find that offensive game in question and click on Support. Select the bottom option from the dialogue that reads “I want to permanently remove this game from my account”. You’ll get one last option to duck out of this and request a...

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How to play Playstation 5 games when your internet is down

Posted by on 2:14 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to play Playstation 5 games when your internet is down

Yesterday my main internet went down. It was towards the end of the day, I was ready for a break from Unreal Engine hacking and thought a round of PS5 gaming was in order. It would be a perfect opportunity to see how the console copes when the ubiquitous internet isn’t available. Turns out none of my games were working without internet! I had expected offline mode to work seamlessly, but as it turns out it’s not such an easy or intuitive feat to achieve, so in this article I’ll show you how to use your Playstation 5 without...

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How to add a default Media Link to your images in WordPress

Posted by on 3:25 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to add a default Media Link to your images in WordPress

It’s been bugging me ever since Gutenberg Blocks were introduced: how do I tell WordPress to always make my images clickable, so that readers can see a larger version by default? While I can set this manually, I have to do this for every image I post, which is ever so slightly mind numbing. Thankfully there’s an easy solution as of WordPress 5.6, and it seems to work well from what I can tell after early testing. We’ll hook into the after_setup_theme hook and make it happen like this: add_action( 'after_setup_theme',...

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Creating your own data types with structs in C++

Posted by on 4:11 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Creating your own data types with structs in C++

I’ve known about structs for many years through libraries, yet it has never occurred to me to create my own. They can really come in handy, and before I forget how they work, I thought I’d make a note about them. Structs in C are data types that can hold values, and they’re great to keep properties of related data together. Say I had an object on which I’d like to track a size and a value. Here’s how I can create it as a struct. This happens outside a method or function declaration. // create a struct struct...

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Creating your own data types with structs in C++

Posted by on 4:11 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Creating your own data types with structs in C++

I’ve known about structs for many years through libraries, yet it has never occurred to me to create my own. They can really come in handy, and before I forget how they work, I thought I’d make a note about them. Structs in C are data types that can hold values, and they’re great to keep properties of related data together. Say I had an object on which I’d like to track a size and a value. Here’s how I can create it as a struct. This happens outside a method or function declaration. // create a struct struct...

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How to find your CPU details via the Command Line in Windows, macOS and Linux

Posted by on 6:49 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to find your CPU details via the Command Line in Windows, macOS and Linux

I work across so many systems that I frequently forget what types of CPUs I’m dealing with. I keep forgetting the commands necessary to retrieve this information, so here’s a quick cheat sheet with commands. Windows We can use the wmic command in a regular Windows Terminal (cmd). It’s slated to be retired in the near future, but works great on Windows 10 and 11 at the time of writing. wmic can take several parameters, the simplest of which looks like this: wmic cpu get name Name Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v3 @ 2.30GHz...

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How to find your Twitch Subscribers in 2023

Posted by on 4:35 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to find your Twitch Subscribers in 2023

Twitch have this annoying habit of moving things around every couple of weeks. This just happened with the downloadable list of Twitch Subscribers on your channel. Here’s where the option is hiding as of January 2023 (this might be outdated by the time you read this, which case please let me know below so I can keep this article updated). Head over to your Dashboard and expand the Analytics section. Select Earnings under Revenue. The interface has changed, but there’s a box of your current subs and tiers. Select View Details. On...

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How to change the root Password on your Steam Deck

Posted by on 4:08 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to change the root Password on your Steam Deck

The Steam Deck runs SteamOS, which is a fork of Arch Linux. On the latter, the default root password is root, while on SteamOS it isn’t set. The same goes for the default Steam Deck user (deck), which also doesn’t have a password. We can however change either by using the passwd command. I keep forgetting that, so I thought I’d share with you how to do that. switch Steam Deck into Desktop Mode (right Steam button – Power – Switch to Desktop) open Konsole (click the Steam logo at the bottom left, then navigate to...

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How to transfer Lonely Mountains: Downhill Saves from Xbox Game Pass to Steam

Posted by on 9:30 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to transfer Lonely Mountains: Downhill Saves from Xbox Game Pass to Steam

I’ve had Lonely Mountains: Downhill on my wishlist for a while and was overjoyed when I played via PC Game Pass. I bought the Steam version when it was on sale (and the PS4 version too, because I really love it), and I was wondering if there was a way to transfer my game progress from the Xbox app to Steam. Thankfully there is, made possible in part by a post from one of the developers on the Steam forums that put me on the right track. Here’s how I did it. This is largely based on my previous post, in which I’ve explained...

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