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Installing and Using Console Emulators – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I introduced several console emulators and provided a link to a website where they can be downloaded; this also covered an emulator for the NES. For part 2, we’ll look at using a Super Nintendo emulator called SNES9x. SNES9x Just as with FCEUX, installing SNES9x is simply a matter…

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Installing and Using Console Emulators – Part 1

Many emulators are available for popular game consoles, and I’ll show you how to set up and configure emulators for the NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 so you can play them on your Windows PC. Note: These emulators are free to download and use, but the ROMs that contain the actual games for them are…

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Glass Theme

I’ve just finished a new theme called “Glass” and activated it on this site. This is my second attempt at a WordPress theme, and I re-used many of the lessons learned from my first WordPress theme. It uses a basic two-column layout with a minimal header and footer. The template is compliant with XHTML 1.0…

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A Few Windows 7 Tips

Windows 7 offers a  lot of features that may not be well known to the average user. A couple of hours’ work searching various blog sites will tell you more than you probably want to know, but I thought I’d try to include some of the most useful features for both average users and power…

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Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 – Part 2

Now that you have Windows 7 installed on your computer, it’s time to restore your backed up files. You’ll also need to reinstall all of your programs that you want to continue using. Install Essential Programs Everyone has a different idea of what the “essential” programs are, so I’ll just give a rundown of my…

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Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 – Part 1

Windows 7 is here, and it is a wonderful upgrade from Windows XP. I have not used Vista all that much, so I can’t say whether or not it’s worth the upgrade from Vista. However, for most people still running Windows XP, if your computer has 2GB of RAM or more, there is no reason…

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Chops 2.0

Chops Theme 2.0

I finished creating my first WordPress theme. It’s calls Chops 2.0 (version 1.0 was scratched before it was finalized). I made the theme exclusively for justinchoponis.com. Several resources were instrumental in its creation, including the following: So you want to create WordPress themes huh? – A blog article with a very thorough tutorial on creating…

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Setup a Nintendo Wii on an HDTV

The Nintendo Wii does not support high definition resolutions (1080p, 1080i, 720p). It comes standard with composite cables (yellow for video, red and white for audio) that only support 480i standard definition resolution. However, with the use of component cables (red, green, and blue for video; red and white for audio) the Wii can output…

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Windows 7 Homegroups

I’ve been using Windows 7 since April 2009 when it was available as a public beta. I am currently using the release candidate (build 7100). For the most part I have not encountered many issues; most of my programs runs perfectly and the improved features in Windows 7 are fantastic! However, I have had some…

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Left4Dead 2 Demo Thoughts

I had a chance to play through the Left4Dead 2 demo last night, and I can say that I am even more excited for the new game to come out in November! The demo showed off some of Left4Dead 2’s new additions to the special infected, weapons, and other items. It also showed an evolution…

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