Thursday, May 29, 2014

League of Legends: Mirror mode is out!

From today to June 8, League of Legends will feature a new mode called Mirror Mode: One-for-all. This game played on the Howling Abyss, consist in all 10 players choosing the same champion.

League of Legends

This is beyond amazing, and unlike Ultra Rapid Fire, I actually have fun playing this mode. It’s not about strategy, it’s about luck and ability combined, and the result is a complete mess.

Here’s the math behind champion select:

For this iteration of One For All, champ select is determined by the combined nominations of both teams. A vote tracker shows the nominated champions - if one champ achieves a strict majority, they’re chosen. If not, we base the choice on a weighted random from all the nominated champs, so if four people vote for Amumu, three people pick Blitzcrank and the last three all pick different champs; there’s a 40% chance everyone plays Amumu, a 30% chance everyone plays Blitz and a 10% chance for each of the remaining champs!

I really recommend playing this over the classic Summoner’s Rift since it’s faster and gives the same amount of IP if you played a normal game.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

tiii.me: Calculate the time it will take you to watch a TV show

This is a quick note for a not so useful site. Tiii.me is a simple website that asks for the name of a tv show and then the amount of seasons to calculate.

tiii.me

You can also use to calculate how much time you’ve wasted watching shows your whole life. Kind of a funny game, right?

Fix the mouse focus stuck in the taskbar

Mouse focus

I know that not much people suffer from this problem, but when it happens, it’s unbelievable annoying. The problem is that the focus of the mouse remains in the task bar, as if you still had the mouse there, and tooltips or preview windows appear from nowhere when you’re not typing or moving your mouse.

The ways to fix this are: re-open the session, reboot, or go into the context menu.

That’s it, right click on any item of the taskbar, then right click again to go into the shortcut properties.

Mouse focus

Enjoy the lost of focus.

BTW, I still don’t know how this problem appears, it’s like it happens randomly. No idea.

Deserving

This video... it’s awesome. Watch it.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

RWBY Volume 2 opening

This is one of the best web series I’ve seen, and obviously brought to you by the guys at Rooster Teeth. I’ve already saw the first volume, and it was epic; from the animations to the soundtrack to a (hopefully) nice plot.

Anyway, here’s the new opening.

The song is called “Time to say Goodbye”, and it fits perfectly with the series, you can get it from iTunes,  or here.

Watch all episodes here.

Search Similar images in Google from the context menu

That's a bus, BTW.

This is a very known feature of Chrome. If you have an image open and you want to know if or where it has been reposted you can easily right-click the image and click on “Search Google for this image”.

The problem with this is that you must have Google (the one who comes with Chrome) as your default search engine.

If I change my search provider, I lost that feature.

Search image in Chrome

Also, you can Right-Click > S.

Monday, May 19, 2014

League of Legends: There was an error loading this page

LoL

First of all, this is not a fix. Second, this is a common error for those who play LoL with a language different from their current location. It started around December, IIRC, and so far there is no actual fix to there, nor workarounds. The only thing I can tell you to do is to change the language back.

Monday, May 12, 2014

LoL: Braum Champion Spotlight

Braum

Braum is the new LoL champion; he is support, and has a massive shield that uses to protect those behind him. He has amazing mobility and outstanding gameplay; not only powerful abilities but also fun to play.

Just watch the video, and let’s wait until is free to play to try it out.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

LoL - Stick Figure Spotlight

Stick Figure Spotlight

I love stick fights; animators can do anything they want in them, and since there are not amazing details, it can be fast and everything is possible. Lately I saw the ending of an awesome one named Stick Figure Spotlight, that consists in 4 episodes:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Play Windows 7 games in Windows 8

If you didn’t know, Windows 8 comes without the old basic games like FreeCell, Minesweeper, Solitaire, Pinball, and more. You could download them via the Store, but it’s really annoying to download one by one, and you get to play them as tiles, instead of Windows, which - personally - I don’t enjoy. So, here you can download the following games:

  • Chess Titans
  • FreeCell
  • Hearts
  • Hold’Em
  • Inkball
  • Mahjong Titans
  • Minesweeper
  • 3D Pinball
  • Purple Place
  • Solitaire
  • SpiderSolitaire

Microsoft Games

 

Fix “Updates are disabled by the administrator” for Chrome Updates

Updates disabled by admin

Yesterday I tried to see which version of Chrome I was using for curiosity, and suddenly this message appears “Updated are disabled by the administrator”. After reinstalling the browser, the problem persisted. And after a Google search, the solution appeared.

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Edit uTorrent Search Engines

If you use uTorrent, you probably suffered from a major UI updated a few weeks ago, but non-related to that, I finally noticed the search engine bar on the top left corner, that has as it’s default search engine, Infospace.

Search Bar

Now, I don’t know the use of a search bar within the torrent client (when you search something, it goes to your browser, so it’s useless), BUT, nonetheless, here’s how to add some new engines.

Go to Options > Preferences > UI Settings

Search engine

There is a box on the right side where you’re going to add the search engines. It’s just like adding a search engine to anything, but with it’s own format:

NameOfTheEngine|SearchEngine

The “|” is necessary.

The Pirate Bay|http://thepiratebay.se/search/
Google|https://www.google.com/search?q=
YouTube|http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=

You should see this:

Search Bar

A tip, that link to The Pirate Bay will automatically sort torrents by seeders.

Change Region/Location of Facebook pages

So, even though this blog is not that popular, still some people comment once in a while, and this comment here thought me something today.

I told you about a workaround to avoid Facebook region locked pages, like if you’re from Germany, you’ll only see the German version of a site instead of the english/global one (if that’s what you want). Well, another method, better in my opinion, is change the region for that page specifically.

Let’s say I want to go to Dell, I always get redirected to DellLA. To avoid this, click on the Settings > Change Region.

Global Pages

Now just make sure to pick the Global region or the one you want and save country.

Global Pages

Thanks to that anonymous commenter for teaching me something new today. I guess I’m just too lazy.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

How social networking works

I think I have posted several PopStrip comics here, and there’s a reason for that: the comics are beautiful.

As someone who never updates hit Facebook site, and barely tweets three times a week, I personally think that there is no better definition on how social networks work.

how-social-networking-works

Go into the site and click the image for an extra social network feature.

Here is today

I love small, simple, and amazing websites. Even if these don’t offer a real service or anything at all, they manage to get to us in a whoa-dude level.

Here is today

Here is today is exactly that, a website that show us where are we today considering the age of the whole universe. Starts with the week, then month, year, century, millennium, epoch, and go on.

herestoday

It makes us appreciate how young we are in relation with the universe and we are just but a particle of dust in it. Just mind blowing.

Clicking Bad - Another Time waster

Have you heard of Cookie Clicker? Of course you have, is one of those time wasters, that just like 2048, has a ton of different versions. The versions vary on theme and even objectives, but the game play is the same: click something, get a reward, upgrade your clicks per seconds, get a reward, upgrade...

Clicking Bad

Clicking Bad is not the exception, is a pretty basic game: Click the Cook! button, Sell! a batch of meth. When you have enough money, upgrade your rig to cook or sell more batches of meth. You can buy improvements to manufacture batches per seconds and distributors to sell per seconds.

The best part about these kind of games is that the progress is saved on your browser and if you want, you can export it and play wherever you want. The progress is autosaved, FYI.

Anyway, these are good time wasters, and if you want to release some stress, this is the best way to do it. Or to distract your kids, good for that too.