Monster Hunter World PC tweaks

The PC port of Monster Hunter World is a bit of a hot mess. I’ve collected a number of fixes, now together for the first time. This list is current as of 2018-9-8. Windows video codecs If you don’t use Windows 10 N or live in Europe, skip this section. If you’re still here, there’s a chance that your version of Windows is missing some video codecs. Without these codecs, your game will auto-save and crash right before final boss.
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MacOS Keyboard Automation

A coworker asked me to summarize the desktop utilities I use. I didn’t know I had knowledge anyone wanted! Here’s a list of tools I regularly use to bend my environment to my whims. The most important quality in a tool is that it blends into the background and I don’t have to think about it. In order of ease of use: MacOS First thing is to enable keyboard control of GUI elements.
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Programming Music

For a long time, the only way I could write code was when surrounded by silence. Working in buildings with other people changed that pretty quickly! Random noise (especially speech) still bothers me, a lot. A lot! When it gets too much, I try to control it; to put my emotion and focus in that sweet spot where I can ignore the world and solve problems. So anyway, here are a few of my favorites.
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Setting up Ubuntu on Windows 10

You can run Ubuntu on Windows 10. It’s not running in a virtual machine. It’s magic. I’m going to set up my preferred environment. By the end of this document, I’ll have fish and Neovim running in tmux with 24-bit colors. For ease of googling when you inevitably run into an issue, this feature is officially called the “Windows Subsystem for Linux,” or WSL for short. You may want to peruse the FAQ before getting started to douse your wild ambitions with cold water.
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Thermaltake Talon Blu FAQ

I like the Thermaltake Talon Blu mouse, but the manual is lacking. Here are some questions you might have. Where can I download drivers or a control panel? There are none. It’s plug and play, the way all input devices should be. How do I turn off the glowing light? Hold down the left mouse button and press the DPI button (next to the scroll wheel). It cycles between on, breathing, and off.
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