For those of you who have upgraded or installed Windows 10, you might be worrying a little regarding all the privacy issues and problems that people are raising throughout the net. Let’s just put it this way, the issues that people are making a fuss out of is not anything new in the tech world. Your smartphones are the best examples as to some of the things that Microsoft have brought over to the desktop environment. I must say though that having most of such settings opt-out rather than opt-in is the main cause of worry and anger. Anyhow, these are some of the privacy and more important settings that you might want to take note of.
Lately, I started noticing that my computer was extremely unresponsive and barely functional at times. I initially thought that it was due to some kind of virus or malware but using reputable anti-virus software and malware scanners proved that my computer was nothing but clean. I then spotted high memory usage out of completely no where. Upon further inspection, the “non-paged pool” section used up to 90% of my RAM (I had 16 GB of RAM installed). Upon further research, I realize that this is a problem that many faced two years back. Somehow I only realize it now.
This particular problem might be affecting users of motherboard or computers with Killer NIC (network interface controller) installed. You might face it out of no where as well. The problem lies within the Windows Network Data Usage Monitor Driver suffering from memory leakage. Apparently it keeps logging and allocating memory to itself to the point that it takes up all available memory. The fix is basically to turn off the Windows driver from starting. Continue reading
Just spent the last few days playing The Witcher 3. Have been following the series for the past few years, completing every single game without fail. The Witcher 3 ends the trilogy with a bang! Damn is the game fantastic. If you haven’t got yourself a copy, there is no reason not to.
Star Citizen is one of the most ambitious games ever. It is a space simulator. It has spaceship simulation, first person shooting, trading, flying and everything! It is massive and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Here is their latest video trailer for SXSW 2015, made to showcase some of the best moments so far in the game.
The latest video game I have completed is a hidden object game. Never did I expect myself to actually try out a game in such a genre let alone complete one. I must admit that I did enjoy the one I played. The developers of Hero of the Kingdom II (HOTK2) gifted a copy of their game to me and I went into the game not expecting much. I mean what fun can there be finding objects hidden in a picture? I was wrong and I think I know why.
Went cycling half-way through the nearby park connector and managed to see the sun rising. After a decade of never cycling I managed to slowly pick it back up again. Have never cycled outside my estate before though. Maybe one day I will be confident and skillful enough enough to cycle along the roads or something.
I must say cycling is pretty fun. Much better than running. I hate running.
First semester has ended! Time flies no matter if you’re having fun or not.
[image by Robert S. Donovan via flickr]