Involving the community in newsletters / Email Blasts

Community involvement is key in growth for new prospective customers and no less, customer retention. Especially more so with keeping the wider community in the loop with smaller-scale community events. As always, not everyone will subscribe to an email/newsletter, but it will provide an incentive for users to subscribe! Fast forward many months, or years down the road, not only do you have a subscriber base that can be quite large, you will likely retain a rather high percentage of users, new and old, that will still read the newsletter. Such will be extremely beneficial on upselling current customers’ new […]

Dumping all frames from a video file with VideoLAN

There are so many guides on the internet, and unfortunately, not a single one of them satiated my desire for what I wanted to do! So below is a nice one-liner to, you guessed it, dump just about every frame from a video, with VideoLAN via the PowerShell/command prompt. The TLDR: Go to where you have VideoLAN installed, for me it is C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC Ensure you have a dump/output folder created – probably best to have it in the same location that the video file is sourced at. For me, it is aptly named output in the Documents folder. Modify […]

CenturyLink & IPV6 with pfSense 2.4+

Over the years, IPv6 has been on the up and up in terms of implementation and usage. pfSense has had native IPv6 support since the 2.x series, unfortunately, CenturyLink’s IPv6 implementation has been riddled with ‘fun road bumps’ along the way – be it downtime, slowness, among other fun routing issues observed. CenturyLink (as of early 2020) still does not provide static IPv6 allocations to Fiber or DSL customers – it still remains as DHCP (of sorts). Before you continue onward with this article, please keep in mind the following… Your DSL Modem is in ‘bridge mode’ and NOT ‘routing […]

Chrome and Hover Cards on Tabs

For a great deal of time, Chrome hasn’t had much support into Windows Aero-like window peeking without having to actually click on a tab to view what’s within. In recent versions of Chrome, this appears to have changed, but the change doesn’t appear to be made standard yet. Here’s how to enable Tab Hover Cards in Chrome. In the URL bar, go to chrome://flags In the search bar, type in #tab You should see two or three items, the two we want are #tab-hover-cards and #tab-hover-card-images With the Tab Hover Cards setting, you will have five options. Default Enabled Enabled […]

Rift MMO: Base Stat Values

As of September 2019, the following are the base stats for Rift MMO. From there on, values are modified by “modifiers” and Attack Power or Spell Power, Crit Chance and Crit Power. There are some abilities in the soul tree, which are known as Spell/Attack Power Coefficients – these aren’t covered in this article. It’s worth noting that in the Rift 4.x series, also known as the Prophecy of Ahnket, armor based gear stats have been reduced to the following stats granted: Armor, Core Stat, Secondary Stat, Endurance. Things like AP, SP, CP, Crit are all granted via other items […]