Monday, 22 June 2015

Remembering James Horner (1953-2015)

Most of us have movies we really like and some of us have soundtracks we like for movies we hated. When i was younger, i wasn't much of a fan of braveheart, i was more of a highlander fan. Back then i had an ear for music but didn't actually know i could play. I used to listen in awe at the music in movies and i loved the Highlander music (micheal kamen / queen) and i loved the Stuff in Braveheart (James Horner)  He brought us cool vibes with Commando and Darkness with Alien, he took Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn to a whole new level, so many classic movies spanning so many years. Then he hits us with the likes of Titanic and Apollo 13...

I had a go at 3 of his tracks that i really liked, its something about the Celtic feel & his use of Minor and Major changes in places that gives stuff more emotion than most other composers.
please forgive any mistakes, i was just playing free hand, i don't read sheet music, i play by ear.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Windows 8 and 8.1 Missing Application Updates and Missing Applications

People with Skype (on a laptop OR computer) could be vulnerable.
you should check the "store" to see if theirs an update if your on windows 8 or 8.1

I know a lot of windows 8/8.1 users hate it, many don't even explore it, in fact most are fed up looking in "Control Panel" and "Settings" just to find stuff previous windows held in the same location for ease of use...

SO.. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that they also split updates and moved them to "Store"

I have barely messed with windows 8 or 8.1, however today i got a strange file type i didn't know, normally id google that like *extension, only windows 8.1 asked if ide like to look in the store (xbox users will be used to this interface)  anyways while looking in the store i noticed it said Updates!!

I'm thinking wtf is this, so i clicks it and hits update and down come some updates that windows update is NOT showing me... to get to this screen click start, or press your windows key (then top right corner search for the word store)  But keep reading my post.. it gets even more bizarre.
Note their was around 19 updates their before i hit the screen shot...

So while these updates are coming down (and im still shocked Skype is their rather than in windows update)   I decided to hit Account and then go into My Apps.. their i find what came with my OEM version of windows 8.1, to my shock i see games that where essentially awarded to my account simply due to my windows serial number (but remember what you see in the screen shot below is linked to my Hotmail)  suddenly i feel like i have an apple id for windows...
NOTE i never Purchased any of these, they must be OEM gifted..

But frankly i am disgusted that my operating system came pre-instaled with Skype which has sat needing updates for god knows how long while as a messenger application has put my system at risk..

Saturday, 6 June 2015

How To Block ANYONE From A Facebook Page Even If They Don't Like It Or Comment On It Users & Pages Working Fix

How To Block ANYONE From A Facebook Page Even If They Don't Like It Or Comment On It?
This has been asked soooo many times.. its been Years now toooo

Most tutorials regard google chrome bah.. well this one you can do it simply with FireFox!!
Watch the video.. block the user.. and no more mystery phantom messages you can't block
because after doing this.. that troll is gone.. its dead simple to, so once you've done it, its a lot easier for you to do this than for them to keep making new emails and fb accounts ;)
Other help is on this same page scroll down past the video for other info
even your nan could do this...

MISC Help:
Website to turn Profile LINK into the users Facebook ID Number Here  Also another site that finds it Here  if they fail.. then try this one Here BUT make sure you put the  ? at the end of the users name.
Other problems?..  Make Sure its a profile your trying to block. OR see below...

all you need to do their is make sure after changing the ID number.. you also change the user_id to page_id

Image highlighting the User ID (right click the url as shown in the video to select Edit HTML)

Please Share This.. Help Fight The Trolls..

UPDATE: we've been told by a fb user this is working just as easy with chrome ;)

Microsoft Silverlight (plugin) thats what makes the adverts update on facebook, so they change, even if you sit on the same page, the plugin also lets you re-arrange your photos. With that, in turn it'll let you update code in real time (even though its not saved to facebooks servers)
IE. without silverlight you would have to Edit the page save it & then refresh.. that refresh would loose all saved changes & load the unmodified page from fb..

So how did i work this out?  what's my sources?
I used this same concept for 2 years adding "Follow This Blog" widgets to newly made blogs that only offered the G+ Followers button and not the blogger widget
I only looked into fb code due to the troll blocked in the video   ;)

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Monday, 1 June 2015

Roll Tide"cover" off-from the classic Crimson Tide Soundtrack

I have never done an exact cover before (i always kinda restyle & re-tempo style shift them) but for the first time ever i have pulled off an actual "recreation" of a Hans Zimmer classic. I have always loved this piece because it shows the slow moody pace of Broken Arrow, the emotion of Armageddon, it rolls into elements of The Rock and it also begins to lean towards later work on pirates of the Caribbean.. i present to you.. "Roll Tide" from the classic Crimson Tide Soundtrack

Visual was just an OFP/CWA set of scripts i was working on for a game mission template.