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Facebook Messenger isn’t QUITE as bad as everyone is making it out to be

August 26th, 2014 by NuAngel No comments »

The Facebook Messenger App for Android has gotten a LOT of bad press, lately, so I wanted to clear up a few misconceptions.

Before I discuss the app itself, first, let me say I’m not on Facebook’s side of much of anything. I detest the service, I lie to it whenever possible, and I really wish the world would move on to a new platform. But as much as I dislike Facebook as a service, the Messenger app itself is getting raked over the coals for taking less information than Candy Crush! As people go around Facebook clicking “Share” and “Like” on every little thing they see, they don’t realize they are giving the people who created those Facebook pages just as many permissions as this app they are complaining about. The ACLU created the Hi, Nice to Meet You application to show just what you reveal when you click “LIKE.”

So, having said that, let’s actually look at why the app isn’t as bad as people are saying. » Read more: Facebook Messenger isn’t QUITE as bad as everyone is making it out to be

How to repair Super Game Boy games missing sound

July 7th, 2014 by NuAngel No comments »

A few years ago, I bought a Super Game Boy on eBay. Certain sounds appeared to work, like hitting the L+R Buttons to bring up the menu, worked with no problem. But the games I played had no music or sounds!


Luckily, I found a forum that proposed an answer. I don’t have the electronics expertise to verify this myself (I only recently found someone who may attempt the fix for me), but several of the comments confirmed this to be a known issue and this was the correct solution! After a recent attempt to revisit the old forum, it turns out the domain has expired. I have posted the text of the solution in other places, but I wanted to archive the text as well as the image that was originally provided in the forum. See below for the fix!



click to enlarge


The author’s instructions indicate you should replace the two caps near each other with “4.7 25V” caps – and if you have a graphic glitching issues, you can replace the 3rd capacitor (just above pin 58) with a “22 6.3V” capacitor.

Video game fun with Wolfram|Alpha

July 4th, 2014 by NuAngel No comments »



Ready to get your geek ALL THE WAY on for this holiday weekend (in the States)? Go to Wolfram|Alpha and type any of the following:


graph Mario curve
graph Donkey Kong curve
graph Wario curve
graph Waluigi curve
graph Koopa curve
graph Goomba curve
graph Bowser curve
graph Sonic curve
graph Eggman curve (OR graph Robotnik curve).


Leave a comment if you find more characters to draw!

Better Know a Gamer: #35: Akbip

June 20th, 2014 by NuAngel No comments »

We haven’t done an issue of BKAG in a LONG time, and it is obvious the questions are (and were intended to be, in 2008) very Xbox centric… but perhaps it is time to update them? Well, Akbip was a good sport and made the necessary modifcations to be out 35th installment of Better Know a Gamer! If you’re interested, you can Nominate a Gamer, or even yourself, all you need is an email address! So read on and learn about Akbip! » Read more: Better Know a Gamer: #35: Akbip

Guides for repairing your PSOne (Original PlayStation, PSX), and PS2 consoles

June 6th, 2014 by NuAngel No comments »



I recently picked up a PlayStation SCPH-1001 at a flea market. I heard a little rattle inside, so I talked the guy down to five bucks. I got it home, and sure enough it didn’t work. I scoured the internet and found some old links that were all dead on guides for repairing the consoles. Although I just recovered these guides and I haven’t had a chance to try them myself, forum goers of years past seemed to universally agree that these guides, originally hosted on cyber-mag.com, were some of the best. I’ve pulled them out from the good folks at Archive.org and made a few PDF’s of some of the most useful guides.

So THAT’S their plan: Wii U to allow Gamecube controllers

May 30th, 2014 by NuAngel No comments »

Super Smash Bros. Melee really spawned a generation fighting game fanatics on the Gamecube. The Wii had backwards compatibility with the Gamecube and was frequently used to play the same game with the same controller, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl supported the Gamecube controller. No such controller exists on the Wii U. A Smash Bros. player, without a Gamecube controller, might feel lost » Read more: So THAT’S their plan: Wii U to allow Gamecube controllers

Solved: Where is the Start Menu FOLDER in Windows 8 (adding shortcuts, folders, etc…)

May 27th, 2014 by NuAngel No comments »



What I wanted to do was move a shortcut icon from my Desktop to my Steam folder deep in my Start Menu (under “Apps by name”). I had installed a game from Steam and it created the desktop icon, when I had intended to have it just install to the Start Menu. This one took a little digging. After using Windows 8 since the initial RTM nearly two years ago, I couldn’t believe I had never tried to do this before! Luckily, it isn’t very difficult, when you know where to look. Here’s the breakdown:


In the Windows 7 (and prior) Start Menu, if you wanted to add a shortcut to a folder, all you had to do was drag the icon there. Or, to make it a little easier, you could right click the folder, click Explore, and then have a larger Window to drag the icon in to. In older versions of Windows , it would have been simply located at a specific path (I will use my username NuAngel in the examples):
Vista/7: C:\users\NuAngel\Start Menu\
XP: C:\Documents and Settings\NuAngel\Start Menu\


Now, however, trying to navigate to that folder is impossible, and it doesn’t automatically redirect you to the new location. It turns out, your Start Menu is now under your AppData folder. Look here (of course, replacing NuAngel with your username):
C:\Users\NuAngel\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


That folder is your personal Start Menu. If what you’re looking for isn’t there, it might be under what would basically be considered the “All Users” Start Menu, which can be found here:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


Once there, I could navigate to the “Steam” subfolder, cut and paste the shortcut from my desktop, and it appeared within my Start Menu!

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