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Minecraft: fix for “Multiplayer is disabled. Please check your Microsoft Account settings”
Minecraft for Windows has the “multiplayer” button disabled. There’s a tooltip that says, “Multiplayer is disabled. Please check your Microsoft Account settings”.Â That would have been a helpful tooltip if there were any relevant “Microsoft Account settings” that can enable multiplayer. But there is no such setting!
I can now confirm that there is a working solution, but it’s so obscure that not even an hour on the phone with first Xbox Support and then Microsoft Support was able to resolve it! Continue reading
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Is a touchscreen useful on a laptop? Surprisingly, yes!
Once upon a time, mice didn’t have scroll wheels. (Scary to think how long ago that is!) Then there was a confusing time when some mice had those wheels. Soon after, only a few didn’t. And that’s when many people … Continue reading
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From one Galaxy to another
Those who know me well will know that I am picky with technology, and I felt that my trusty old Samsung Galaxy S6 was doing a great job. If it works, don’t fix it! But, at long last, the battery is worn out and won’t last even half a day. This put me in a position where I had to do something. Continue reading
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How large is the broad side of a barn, anyway?
I was trying to find a way to remember my license plate that ends with the letters “FB”. I discovered that it is also a unit of measurement used in particle physics: fb meansÂ femtobarn.Â What I want to share here is the ridiculous backstory of this unit of measurement: what the hell is a femtobarn?! Continue reading
Achievement unlocked: maintain “inbox zero” for a year
“Inbox zero” means having no messages in your “IN” tray (and keeping it that way). This is not meant to be a goal in itself, but it’s a clear indication of whether or not you’re staying on top of things.
With Outlook I have finally been able to maintain “inbox zero” since I started this job last year. I feel it’s worth sharing my method in the following. Continue reading
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