Articles By: Don Haynes

Create Your Own Cloud Server

Create Your Own Cloud Server

Why do you need to pay a monthly fee for online storage when you can just as easily host your own cloud storage server? And that’s precisely what we’re going to do in this article. Give hackers, fees, and the NSA the finger.

Thief (2014) Review

Thief (2014) Review

Thief is a game of stealth and thievery, and not much else. At all. The backstory is bland, the monologue is dry, and there really is no challenge once you figure out how to avoid being seen.

Call of Duty Ghosts Review

Call of Duty Ghosts Review

When I saw the commercials for Ghosts, I was drawn in. First off, it’s a post-apocalyptic setup of sorts. It’s not a sequel to any of the other games in the franchise. Think of it as a spinoff if you must, a new set of characters set in a parallel universe where the world has gone to Hell.

RIP Xbox 360 – News for August 5, 2013

RIP Xbox 360 – News for August 5, 2013

So it finally happened.  My first Xbox 360 bit the dust.  When I first got it I heard nothing but bad things.  The main issue being heat-related malfunctions.  So when I got it, I immediately tore it down to bare mobo and replaced the thermal paste with Arctic Silver and rewired the rear fans to […]

How to install an OS from a USB

How to install an OS from a USB

It’s going to happen more and more often as we move into the age of tablets. Those of us who remove, change, or reinstall our operating systems find it more or less annoying that many systems, such as netbooks and tablets, don’t come with a DVD drive. Sure, you can buy a USB drive and […]

Ubuntu Forums Hacked, News for Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Ubuntu Forums Hacked, News for Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Ubuntu Forums suffered a massive data breach, the company behind the Linux open-source based operating system said on Saturday. In an announcement posted on its main forum page, Canonical confirmed there had been a security breach and that the team is working to restore normal operations. The notice said “every user’s local username, password and […]

The Walking Dead: 400 Days Review (PC)

The Walking Dead: 400 Days Review (PC)

The stories take place over the course of 400 days, with the first story happening on day 2 and the last happening on day 400. Any choices you made in Season 1 carry over to this DLC, and the choices you make here will affect circumstances in Season 2.

Winning News for Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Winning News for Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Here were are on a dim and beautiful overcast day here in Washington State, and we have brought with us a plethora of entertaining and thought-provoking news from the net!  We are your rainy day Santas!  Many good things are abound, my friends, so read on! ASRock Z87E-ITX Intel Desktop Motherboard Review@ Benchmark Reviews News […]

Bioshock Infinite Review

Bioshock Infinite Review

I feel no hesitation in giving this game a 5 star rating all across the board. I could easily play it again and again. The casting is spot-on. The gameplay is nothing short of flawless.

Evercool Silent Shark CPU Heatsink Review

Evercool Silent Shark CPU Heatsink Review

While being outperformed in the standard load test, she was still a meaner creature when it came to snacking on heat on an overclocked CPU. So while the Shark isn’t the absolute best, it’s certainly near the top of its food chain.

Kontrol Freek CQC and Havoc Thumb Grips Review

Kontrol Freek CQC and Havoc Thumb Grips Review

I saw a definitive improvement in my accuracy when aiming, and it certainly felt like I had more control over my movements. Having the extra height, though it seems minimal, adds a mountain of control to the gaming experience.

Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink Review

I am very satisfied with what the NH-D14 has to offer by way of cooling. It performed well under all conditions I threw at it and kept coming back for more.

Dead Space 3 Review

Dead Space 3 Review

I’ve counted the days, my friends. Easily my favorite video game franchise of all time, the third installment in the Dead Space series is finally here.

Martin Luther King News for January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King News for January 21, 2013

I’d love to have something smart ass to say about today, but I got nothing.  The man was a saint.  So in honor of a great leader and revolutionary, we’re going to do what we always do in a news post.  Give you the news.  So here’s a bunch of stuff to whet your technological […]

Zombie Survival News for January 19, 2013

Zombie Survival News for January 19, 2013

How goes it my fellow nerd, geeks, and freaks?  As most know, I’m big on zombies.  I’m all about them.  And Kontrol Freek is holding  a contest to give away the ultimate zombie survival kit sponsored by Man Crates.  Knives, books, supplies… you know.  Zombie killing stuff.  Check out their facebook page for more details: […]

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Dead Fish News for January 18, 2013

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Dead Fish News for January 18, 2013

I got up this morning, had steak and eggs, drank some tea, checked that the fiberglass had set up properly on my boat, and then went to check on my son’s pet fish.  There he was, floating gracefully on his back, dead as a doornail.  Wrapped tightly in his little fin was a note, so […]

Thursday Friggin’ News for January 17, 2013

Thursday Friggin’ News for January 17, 2013

Looky here!  We got all kinds of epically sweet stuff and news for you to read.  So feast your bugged eyes on this delectable array of reviews from our cohorts in the computer hardware/gaming world!  Get it?  Food references after we all spent weeks eating crappy food and getting fatter.  I’m such an ass…  and […]

Raidmax Raptor Case Review

Raidmax Raptor Case Review

When I saw the Raptor I immediately jumped at the chance to review it. For no other reason than because I loved the available red-on-black color scheme. Red is bestial. It’s hardcore. It’s the fires of freaking Mordor!

Troubles of Building With AMD FX-4170 (Part One)

Troubles of Building With AMD FX-4170 (Part One)

I bought the shiny new FX-4170 processor Asus M5A78L-M LX motherboard, 8 gigabytes of RAM, used an Antec 650W PSU out of a side build, purchased a motherboard, and put it all together. And (drum roll, please), got nothing. Nada. Zip.