Just A Bunch of Stuff

by me, Mat Packer.

How To Capture Video Game Footage On PS4, Xbox One, PC And Mac

Geek StuffMathew PackerComment

Kotaku has put together a pretty awesome guide on recording your awesome gameplay action.

Only thing missing for me was recording iOS games, there's a few different options from the Elgato Game Capture HD to just using the Lightning USB cable and Quicktime on Yosemite.

Anyway, well worth a read if you've been thinking about recording some gameplay to share.


Stupid spam

Geek Stuff, Umm What?, WorkMathew PackerComment

Just received this awesome bit of spam as I've just registered a couple of domain names for work...

This email is being sent out to you because search registration for cardiacagencies.com is pending.

Please register these domains to search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo ASAP to avoid late fees.

I wonder how many people fall for this and think that they have to pay money to Google, Bing, etc. in order to be listed in their search engines?

You're Mac

Geek Stuff, Medical, WorkMathew PackerComment

Everything was plugged in. All systems were go. It just wouldn’t display and I was running out of time.

So my host calls in the IT guy. He walked in, looked at my set up and said it:

“Oh. You’re Mac”

Those were his exact words. He delivered them dripping with judgment. He didn’t say I was using a Mac. He said I was Mac.

A sad but funny read from David Sparkes.

And yep, I've encountered the exact same thing myself, but in the medical industry where absolutely EVERYTHING is Windows based....even if some of these softwares will only support up to XP. You remember XP, that's that operating system that came out more than 10 years ago.


A look at the 2014 Mac mini

Geek Stuff, Home LifeMathew PackerComment

We’ve been working extensively with Mac minis for nearly 10 years. (Yes, we’re nearing the tenth anniversary for the more-popular-than-you-think Mac. They are great servers, come and try one.) When a new machine gets released, we often get asked for feedback and any opinions on the new hardware.

Brian Stucki from macminicolo posts his thoughts about the 2014 Mac Mini. He seems to like it and think that it's a decent upgrade from the older versions.

I'm in the market for a new iTunes server at home, I think I might have found it.


Stuff that is disappointing me lately

Home LifeMathew PackerComment
  • I'm still waiting for my iPhone 6+ from Telstra
  • The number of apps, or lack there of, that intergrate with Health app
  • The mysogynstic crap going on in the video game industry, seriously guys grow the fuck up
  • The iOS 8.1 update that deleted everything in the Health app
  • Did I mention that I'm still waiting for my iPhone 6+ from Telstra
  • My complete inability to adopt a GTD like system and stick to it for more than a couple of days

I think I might keep this list open so I can add more to it later...