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Q&A3 Answers

March 25th, 2021 at 6:30 AM by Kugee
Category: Miscellaneous

The third Q&A session has received all of its questions over the course of two weeks. Now, it is time to answer them... of course, having vowed to stop making many more videos, my responses come in the form of text in an article instead of a full video like the last two. Pretty much everything's much easier this way.


Jedi Outcast Review

March 8th, 2021 at 11:20 AM by Kugee
Category: Games

Kyle Katarn gets into a lightsaber fight with a Reborn officer

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is the perfect game for even a non-Star Wars fan; after all, this is what first got me into Star Wars for a number of years! It's got everything one could ask for; an immersive environment faithfully modeled after the mainline movies, a simplistic yet effective storyline, rock solid lightsaber combat and force usage, as well as a wide arsenal of projectile weaponry to make use of in a variety of situations. Do be prepared for its high level of difficulty if it is concern, though.

Jedi Outcast is the fourth overall installment in the Dark Forces series, the rest which also will not let you down. It takes place some time after the game's protagonist, Kyle Katarn, defeated the dark Jedi lord Jerec to stop him from attaining absolute power concentrated from within the Valley of the Jedi, a location which is once again a key subject to Jedi Outcast's plot.


The Most Important YouTube Videos

February 17th, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Kugee
Category: Internet

Thumbnails of some of the most important videos

It seems no matter what I try to find these days, there's hardly anything worth my time, so I end up watching nothing new at all on some days, or, worse yet, rewatch my old works on a really boring day. It seemed as if it was much easier to find some crazy new thing ten years ago, like a bonkers GMod skit or a video on a hilariously broken Windows 98 machine that seems to have been deleted long ago. What was it called? Something among the likes of "Worst Computer Ever! I can't believe I didn't win."

Everything is too conforming nowadays, videos on the watch page sidebar are almost never related to what I'm watching anymore, and using brute force to search for the unknown good videos rarely works out due to a lot of the browsing functions of past times being cut out... category filters, honors, statistical sorting, and whatever else there was... it's a useless, unwinnable battle to find anything good, if such things are still being made these days. I know they exist, I just haven't found them except on a few occasions.

I mean, YouTube must have hundreds of billions of videos available to watch. I'm sure I've watched at least parts of several millions of them over the years... maybe not that much, but in that entire span, very few have stood out exceptionally even amongst the thousands of great videos I've seen. I'd like to discuss some of these here in my very first listicle... because that's totally not a winning business model of corporate journalism.


DO NOT buy capacitors from eBay!!!

February 7th, 2021 at 2:50 PM by Kugee
Category: Tech/Hardware

Blown counterfeit Rubycon capacitors

For those experienced in recapping, I suppose this should be obvious, but anyone new to this field should know about this before they even get started ordering replacement capacitors. It might sound convenient to buy capacitors off of eBay, the same place where you get those Asus motherboards and those 3dfx video cards... but make no mistake, if you buy any of them from there, you're in for some unrelenting frustration and nasty surprises.

You ever wonder why I never posted a follow-up to my Abit BP6? The capacitors were pathetic, being sold as part of a kit with some brands I really don't recognize. Sure, they could hold up for a while with two Celerons, but eventually they would start to lock up and you couldn't use the board again until the capacitors drained out enough. I'd say that's the best you can expect from these things; it's all gonna get worse from here.


A Year "Without" Windows 7

January 14th, 2021 at 5:30 AM by Kugee
Category: Tech/Software

Windows 7 running on Ryzen 7 2700 and Asus Pro WS X570-ACE

It's pretty safe to say that Windows 7 has become the 64-bit equivalent of Windows XP, an operating system that will last throughout the ages with a neverending userbase. Doesn't sound like I'm saying much given how often I use Windows 95, but when you take into account just how awful Windows 10 is compared to even its direct predecessor, the allegedly archaic Windows 7 has to be well supported by a number of hardware and software vendors even one year into its obsolescence.

Of course, that "obsolecence" everyone speaks of is a lie, even from an official standpoint. The second year of Windows 7 ESU has begun, but of course home users like myself are not worthy of receiving this walled garden maintenance. Surely I am at a dead end, just waiting for thousands upon thousands of viruses and cyberattacks to hit my system... right?