Gaming – Borderlands

Borderlands… Mini review and Liperty’s progress I started playing Borderlands quite a while ago and recently picked it back up and thought id actually attempt to FINISH a game – which hasn’t happened a lot since I became a dad! Needless to say, the ‘end goal’ points have moved a few times, as is often […]

Farewell to Poppa Ken

On May 11th my dear grandfather – Poppa Ken died. It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone who has always been in your life. With Poppa Ken living in Sale, I didn’t see him nearly as much as I would have liked to and I am sad that he never got to meet his […]

Colour Management

The colours you see, the colours I see… Colour management and photography If you take your digital photography seriously, and you want your results to be consistent, you pretty much have to have an understanding of colour management. For the uninitiated, it seems pretty complicated, but put very simply – colour management is a way […]

Website update / Thailand / 2142 and WOW

Updating website – Over the last few days I have been updating Seratoga.com to remove the frames and tables of my past efforts and move towards CSS and layers. The change has taken me a fair bit of messing around and there isn’t a huge difference in the pages when you look at them. The […]

Using ASUS P4P800 SLi Deluxe, onboard audio – Spdif (Toslink)

Issue : Using ASUS P4P800 SLi Deluxe, onboard audio – Spdif (Toslink) to receiver and finding that windows sounds are ‘missing’ Machine Setup – Windows Vista running Media Center (SP1) Motherboard: Asus P4P800 Sli Deluxe, onboard AC’97 audio with 6x analogue & spdif optical CPU: Athlon XP 4800 GPU: Nvidia 7800 GTX 256 Memory: 4GB […]

Changing motherboard chipset (ICH 9) to from IDE to ACHI or RAID configuration

Changing motherboard chipset (ICH 9) to from IDE to ACHI or RAID configuration (without reinstalling your OS) I decided it was time to give a 64 bit operating system a go on my machine and took the opportunity to give a few things a tweak – I wanted to run 4GB DDR3, change from SATA […]

Creative Audigy ZS Platinum Pro Drivers for Vista (x32/x64)

Issue: Creative Audigy ZS Platinum Pro Drivers for Vista (x32/x64) A few years back now, I got my Creative Labs – Sound Blaster Audigy ZS Platinum Pro sound card – a mouthful of a name and a bloody decent sound card – tons of connectors, EAX for games, midi for my guitar ‘v-amp’ and another […]

Issue : Bioshock Black Screen On Loading

I found that Bioshock configuration was working and then as soon as I went to play the game I would be presented with a black screen. There was some hard drive activity, but the program would never recover and I would have to kill the process. After checking the usual suspects – video driver, sound […]

Sharing a Printer on Vista x64 with Windows XP (x32) machines on the network

Issue : Sharing a Printer on Vista x64 with Windows XP (x32) machines on the network I knew I might experience some driver related issues making the move over to Vista x64. One of the reasons many have held back from migrating to a 64 bit system has been the problem of having to source […]

Working for the Australian Tax Office (ATO)

Since my last post I started working with Accenture on a project at the the ATO (Australian Tax Office). I’m still contracting and signed up to work for a few months in Canberra and then I was told I would be working in Melbourne. I was really happy to get a longer term contract that […]