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Using the Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver in 64-bit Windows 7 or Vista

Getting your receiver to work as it should

A few days ago, I picked up a Microsoft-branded wireless receiver to use my XBOX 360′s steering wheel on my PC. To my horror, I discovered that the drivers included on the bundled disc were not compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7. Here’s how I managed to get the thing going.

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Thoughts on Red Dead: Redemption

Thoughts on Red Dead: Redemption

My first day in the 'ole west

If I’ve learned anything from Final Fantasy XII, it’s that any game, no matter what the publisher and their track record might be, can take a horrible turn for the worse. Rarely do I buy games anymore and when I do, I’m often left with a rumble in the gut while I ask myself why I just pissed away 60$ on a piece of plastic when I could have leased it for nickels on the dollar. Look, when I first heard of Red Dead Redemption, I was far from being sold. Another shallow western spaghetti shooter with no soul. We’ve seen many of those before, right?

The least I could say is, so far, I’ve been proven wrong. From to moment I’ve picked up the game, my butt has not left the couch until it was forced to do so by the looming challenge of going to work the following day.

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Content-aware image navigation menus in WordPress

Content-aware image navigation menus in WordPress with simple CSS & PHP

Swapping menu images to match user's location

So you’ve built yourself a new WordPress blog and decided to use a fancy image-driven navigation menu, but now you’d like that menu to tell visitors where they are. By using a few of WordPress’ built-in functions along with a little CSS and PHP, we can easily make it happen.

You’ll need to have a basic understanding of CSS, HTML and maybe a little PHP to understand how it all comes together.

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