My day job, AIE.org

August 19th, 2014 by Bob No comments »

My full time job is creating a web site that helps college bound kids (or adults) learn about financial aid, college planning, finding a career, and managing money. There are lots of great resources for counselors too. A new design was just launched that I’m proud of, so I’m sharing it here. Check it out and please pass it on to anyone you know that can benefit from reading AIE: www.AIE.org (Adventures In Education).

AIE.org on various devices

Here’s the AIE launch press release on TG.org.

The WARP Modpack for Minecraft

February 17th, 2014 by Bob 1 comment »

 

WARP Modpack for Minecraft

My son carefully selected 31 Minecraft mods which we’ve assembled into an easy loading pack. It’s called the WARP modpack and can easily be loaded via the Technic Launcher. Here’s what you need to make it happen:

The WARP modpack includes:

  • Adventure Time
  • Backpacks
  • Carrot Dimension
  • Damage Indicators
  • Harken Scythe
  • Hats
  • Hardcore End
  • Infernal Mobs
  • Mapwriter
  • Good Night’s Sleep
  • Morph
  • Not Enough Items
  • Trail Mix
  • Tree Capitator
  • Tropicraft
  • Twilight Forest
  • Ultimate Nether
  • …and all necessary support mods to make them work

Have fun and let us know how you liked it!

The Minecraft Documentary

December 18th, 2012 by Bob 1 comment »

I’m really looking forward to seeing this film. It premieres on December 22nd on Xbox Live and will be available on demand after.

Where were you when you first heard about Minecraft? I was reading a gaming site and saw an article about an indie game making $200K in one weekend. I originally laughed at the low-res appearance of the game but decided to give it a try. I bought the alpha version. I was heavily hooked for at least 6 months after that and still play some today. I also got to introduce a lot of others to the experience, some of those people are still playing every chance they get.

Minecraft has become a permanent part of gaming culture.

ATI / AMD video card driver for Windows 8

November 28th, 2012 by Bob No comments »

This is just a post to help others that had the same problem I did. Windows 8 does not include Open GL (which AMD calls Open CL) support on older ATI Radeon cards like the HD 2000, 3000, and 4000 series.  So after a bunch of hunting around, I found the drivers that do work, so you can keep on playing games that need it, most notably – Minecraft. The file is considered a “hot-fix” from AMD so it wasn’t obvious on the site. Here’s the link: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/catalystlegacywin8.aspx.

Thanks Sharp Aquos!

November 22nd, 2012 by Bob No comments »

It’s Thanksgiving today and besides the usual stuff like health and family, I am also thankful to Sharp. They looked at my TV pictures and said it was a problem called delamination where LCD layers separate. They are taking care of me by picking up the TV and replacing it with a newer refurbished unit. That’s great customer service! I have 2 Aquos TV’s in my house and thanks to service like this, I would buy again. Maybe the 90″ model! Well maybe not anytime soon but I can dream. I’m grateful that Sharp stands behind their products.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!