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PSA: SMB shares on NAS (and/or) NAS computer not visible in Windows 10 SOLVED

By | November 25, 2018

Are the computers you can successfully ping not visible in the Network window of Windows 10? Do you have Kaspersky Total Security? If so, check your Settings>Firewall>Networks> settings. Make sure that the network adapter connecting to your LAN is specified as a Local Network under Network Type. Of course, your other settings, such as Window’s… Read More »

PSA: Moodle Course (coursebox) window weird whitespace SOLVED

By | November 25, 2018

So only a very narrow part of the public will find service in this announcement, but I’d thought I’d make it anyway… If, like me, your Moodle page was marred be weird wide whitespace, here’s the solution; add the following code to the “Custom CSS” section of your afflicted theme: .coursebox .content:after, .coursebox .info:after{ content:… Read More »

Freebie Fridays! Top 5 Best Free WordPress Plugins!

By | November 9, 2018

Continuing a trend of Top 5 lists, here are my recommendations for the top 5 best free WordPress plugins. These plugins will help optimize your WordPress site for search engine results, and by extension, profit! 5. Smush: Image Compression and Optimization (https://WordPress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/) According to best-selling author Nell Patel, “a 1 second delay in page response… Read More »

Top 5 Best Paid System Utilities For Indie Developers

By | November 2, 2018

In stark contrast with NCP’s Freebie Fridays blog posts, I present my top 5 best paid system utilities For Indie Developers. These will help ensure your PCs function (fairly) flawlessly and keep your indie studio humming along. At number 5 is TorGuard, a highly rated VPN service. TorGuard provides secure tunneling and IP masking in… Read More »

Freebie Friday! Make Gimp Look Like Photoshop? Don’t. Get Krita.

By | September 7, 2018

I’ve spent several days trying to make Gimp look like Photoshop. I followed the instructions here, here, and here, with the latter two bringing me closest to success. I had the least success with Gimpshop. For one, the top-level folder in the sourceforge download is misnamed which means that the readme install instructions will fail.… Read More »

NickelCityPixels Update: Kept You Waiting, Huh?

By | July 27, 2018

After the bone marrow transplant I came down with a nasty case of GvHD (Graft vs. Host Disease) in which my donor’s transplanted immune system attacks my organs as if they were a foreign body (which it is). The GvHD has been worse than anything I  encountered when I had cancer and has set me… Read More »