The Windows 10 November Update adds some nice new features such as find my device and colored title bars. It also had some nasty surprises such as resetting user settings including the telemetry “features” I disabled using ShutUp10 as well as resetting my default programs.
Another feature it changed on me that messed up my Ubuntu 15.10 installation was enabling Fast Startup again after I disabled it previously. If you dual boot Windows and Linux and share your files between both OS’s using an NTFS formatted partition, you may find yourself unable to boot into Linux after the update if you automount using fstab. If you mount your NTFS partition manually after booting into Linux you may also see the following error:
The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume read-only with the ‘ro’ mount option.
In either case, you’ll want to disable Fast Startup in Windows to fix the issue. If you still face problems, disabling hibernate in Windows or running NTFS fix in Linux may be necessary as discussed in this thread.
The Free App Of They Day has been discontinued by Amazon and has since been replaced with the announcement of Amazon Underground.
Without a Free App Of The Day to notify you about, I am shutting down Free App Notifier For Amazon.
I want to thank all my users for their reviews and feedback. If you would like to see what I am working on and the potential for future Android apps from me, I encourage you to follow my blog at skylark95.com. I also welcome new ideas for apps and may be contacted viaemail or Twitter.
If you would like to learn more about Amazon Underground, see this post by Android Police.
I frequent the Game Deals reddit to pick up indie games for cheap. When going through the comments section, I search Steam for more information on games others recommend. To accelerate that task, I created my first Google Chrome extension.
Steam Context Menu provides a simple context menu to search selected text on Steam.
The extension is available in the Chrome Web Store and the source is available on GitHub.
Windows 10 is available as an ISO download from Microsoft through this page, however when you visit that URL on a Windows operating system, it redirects you to a page to download their “Media Creation Tool” instead of the ISO.
If you run into problems with the Media Creation Tool like I did (error 80070002 to be specific) and want to trick Microsoft’s web site into giving you an ISO download you need to spoof your user agent to be a different operating system.
After spoofing my user agent, I was able download Windows 10 as an ISO.
Over the past month I have migrated from a shared hosting server to a 1GB memory DigitalOcean droplet.
My reasons for migrating were such:
- I wanted more control over the server
- Learn more how to manage my own Linux VPS
- My shared hosting was expiring
As a part of the migration effort, I used the opportunity to enhance the site. Many of these changes are transparent to the visitor, but some are obvious like the new mobile friendly theme.
Over the coming weeks and months I plan to write a series on setting up and running your own Linux VPS. I hope it will serve as a useful resource for those looking to make the jump to VPS hosting themselves. Until then I recommend checking out the tutorials on the DigitalOcean Community as it provided valuable resources for me getting started.