Xbox live. Where did modren gaming go?

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How are you today? I hope you are doing well.
We had a 12 hour power cut in here. from 7:30 AM and until 20:00. Talk about a decent day! And it was hot!

Anyway. We are here to talk about Xbox live. It's more of an opinion piece than it being an actual tutorial or a tip to anything. So here goes:

After a while of playing the offline mode. I decided to try the Xbox live gaming network. I had everything I needed. Or thought so. The gold card. A game I want to download (They give a free game or two every month for gold subscribers).
Redeeming the card took four tries?! And every time I get a different result! In the end the card was redeemed! But for what use?
I couldn't choose a payment method. (Libya has no credit card system. No paypal. no debut card, yeah. Read above, 12 hour blackouts!).
So the card was useless. And to make things worse. The game I wanted to download, Child of Light. Was for the Xbox one. And what I have in hand now, is an Xbox 360.

And to make things worse. The console was bought from Germany, meaning the Xbox live was German, with no way to change it. I can't read German! So ..
Till here the experience ends. And the rant begins!
You buy the console. You buy the game for 30 ~ 50$ + Shipping (DLC not included) and I'm expected to download and update every two weeks?
I'm on a metered connection. Where you pay per Gigabyte. (A Gigabyte of Internet is more expensive than a gallon of gas?!) and pay for subscription?!
OK. I'm a die hard gamer who is willing to throw his money at you like that. Would you make these options a tad easier?
Not to mention some games are simply huge. Could take days to download in "perfect conditions". So it's all a real pain!
I miss the simpler days of gaming. 16 bit cartridges were an addiction to me. Pop in and play. Blow it if it didn't work. Works every single time *sigh <3
This goes out to all the people who criticize great titles like Tuxcart or Mario Forever 2012 . Both games featured in the blog as games of the week. Free. Simple and amazing. No drama!!
I'm not saying modern gaming is bad. I'm saying it's not for me. At least now!!
I hope you liked this post. If anyone who has an Xbox 360 and likes to chime in some help. I'm more than happy to receive!!
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5 Reasons why I still use my Symbain phone at this day and time

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How are you doing today. I hope you are doing fine and well!
I still use a Symbain phone to this day. Why you ask? 
Knowing that Android has the biggest market share today. And that Symbain was put to rest by Nokia in 2011 in favor of Windows Phone. That all didn't change my mind! Here are the reasons why I still use my Symbain phone:

التدوينة الأولى بالعربية

السلام عليكم
لقد بلغني مؤخرا أن بعض القراء طلبوا نسخة من المدونة باللغة العربية. وليس لدي مانع على الإطلاق في تقديم حلقات عن المصادر الحرة باللغة العربية..

Recover some files after a Chkdisk. The easy way

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You inserted a USB drive to your computer. And you were asked to do a check ( and with Windows 8 that happens with all USB's!!) And when you checked there were errors and files recovered! Is that bad?

Atom text editor review

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Today we are going to look at an amazing text editor. Free and open source, Atom.


Giving back to the Open Source community

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Today I'm going to talk to you about the Open Source initiative. 

OpenOffice transitioning to LibreOffice

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Today we are going to talk about
Apache OpenOffice. It's been a while since we spoke about it! 

I've used it for over five years and it has been nothing but good! Then I transitioned to LibreOffice. You can see all about it in here. If you are thinking like me you are probably wondering: Is there a learning curve for me? My answer is: Not at all!
They quite similar. You won't have a problem at all. Everything you knew and liked in
Apache OpenOffice you will find in LibreOffice plus much more!
You might ask: Why are we still mentioning
Apache OpenOffice?
Well for a very simple reason! It has been around for much longer than LibreOffice. And many people still use it. After all it was downloaded over 100 million times!!
If you are out there and still using
Apache OpenOffice. You might want to check the new LibreOffice. It's simply the best!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Please let me know what you think in the comments section! 
Have a nice one!

Backup and restore Rednotebook journal

Rednotebook on dual boot system
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I have reviewed Rednotebook before here on this blog. As a great journal and note taking software.
RedNotebok icon 

I have been using it for years now and it hasn't failed me once!
Today we will see how to backup the journal folder (where you kept your notes) and restore it!
And how to share this awesome software across systems on the same computer (Dual Boot)

 Since RedNoteBook has become an important tool of mine. I needed to backup and restore my notes in case something happened. I tried using the Zip folder but that failed badly and I lost tons of data!

Until I came up with a really easy fix!

By default the directory for rednotebook on Windows (7, 8 ,8.1) is:
"C:\Users\<User Name>\.rednotebook" And on Linux is: "/home/<User Name>/.rednotebook/".
From the main interface click File > Open to change the directory to the one you created

First step in relocating the journal

Navigate to the folder where you put the "Rednotebook" folder (Restoring notes)

Second step in relocating the journal

Go inside the folder and choose "Data"

Third step in relocating the journal

You will find the notes you already entered.

Final step in relocating the journal

Click OK and you are done! Make sure to do it on both systems and select the same folder for both systems. And it's very important to choose a folder both Linux and Windows can "See".
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LibreOffice is out. Fixes base issue. More!

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I hope you are having a good weekend!

I just downloaded the Fresh LibreOffice, I have to say it's looking good!
What I noticed that the install size is still the same at 213.93 MB. With some improvements. 
1.I noticed I was able to run reports on data bases after it used to crash the program on 4.4.0, I haven't changed a thing in my settings. The boys did it <3
And yes. That's the database from the conversion post that has mainstream attention.

2. I wasn't able to create a web page via wizard. But the program didn't crash. So I guess it's an improvement, I think it will be fixed in a later update. And I'll report about it (God willing).
So with these improvements I urge you to take a look at the great work done on LibreOffice. And view it as a serious productivity suit with plenty of potential and hidden power rather than an MS-Office clone ( Which is not!!).
Will a clone run from a browser? Does Office do that? That's right!! LibreOffice done it again!! Check the wiki for more!
Finally. I'd like to thank the guys at @LibreOffice for re-tweeting me.
Consider donating to keep the project going. It's an amazing movement and it can't continue for free you know.. The download page has the donation in it. Make sure to leave something there :)
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Facebook. Is it time for you to quit

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How is it going? How are things?
Facebook no more
Facebook has became one of the most visited sites on the planet! Everybody has an account or two on it! It's very popular and very entertaining! With everything you like and the chance to communicate with almost anybody anywhere on earth! It's amazing isn't it?
No! Not really..

9 Unique uses for LibreOffice

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How are you doing today? I hope you are great!

Here I have some unique ways to make maximum use of LibreOffice. You don't need to install external tools with this suit on your PC! Here are the ones I came up with while experimenting:

Whatsapp for Android now supports voice calls! (Screenshots)

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How is it going? How are things?
Whatsapp has announced that it will bring voice calls since late 2013 beginning of 2014. And only now they have brought that feature to Android!

23000 page views and going strong!

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Thanks for making this milestone with me! Stay close! The best is yet to come!
Tell me what you would like to see more of. Let me hear my people!
Thanks to each and every reader of mine! Let me know who you are so I can personally thank you!

Open an Access (2003-2007) database in LibreOffice base

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Have you ever tried to open a database file created by Microsoft only to find it looking like this: