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Fix missing game icons in Steam for Linux

If there’s one thing that annoys me on my desktop it’s icons not showing up. Sadly this seems to be one thing that plagues a lot of games on Steam. Rather than write to Steam or the Game developers themselves I thought I would fix the game icons myself. Leave the devs developing!

It’s really quite easy to do and can easily be applied to any Steam game installed on your computer and it gives you the ability to “upgrade” any icons you’re not happy with. Remember this can be applied to almost any application installed on your computer – not just Steam games. (more…)

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Tin your WP spam comments for good.

Spam comments are a nuisance. I’ve just spent about half an hour going through comments posted to this site in the last week or so, most of which it has to be said were rubbish! However, there are better ways of dealing with this build up of bot-posted baloney (or is it balogna – tangent) automatically. WordPress does it’s level best to cut out most but some always gets through. Here I will go through a variety of methods to stop spam comments for good.

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Integrate CodePen with Ubuntu Unity Launcher

Like CodePen? Use Ubuntu? Would you like to combine the two in a far more integrated way? Then read on!

As I have written about in an earlier post I quite like Codepen. In many ways I find it easier to code with than just Gedit. I can see the changes I make in real-time without flicking between my editor and my browser. All I felt it was missing was a bit of desktop integration.

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Develop ideas and code with free online sandboxes

Today I had felt like tinkering with my blog design. Normally, when writing code, I hop between Code Writer (incidentally not a bad app for Windows 8 and a much more attractive looking alternative to Notepad++) and Firefox; alt-and-tabbing often enough to give epileptics cause for concern. Today though, I wanted a sandbox to use which would allow me to code and see my changes all in one window, as I make them.

Here is a mini-roundup of the top three I found.

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Windows 8.1 Sound Recorder: Why do you play games?

Recently I have needed to use Windows SoundRecorder to record a few snippets of sound for a project I am working on. What I didn’t realise however, after I had finished recording my samples and laboriously renaming them all, was that windows wanted to hide them from me!

Within the program itself there are no setting to change as to your files’ save location – let alone any actual indication of where they may be hidden.

So after tracking them down I thought this information might be worth sharing to anyone else who made the mistake of using this simple program instead of Audacity.

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