• My Radon HD 7870 runs Fallout 4 on Ultra

    When Bethesda announced the minimum and recommended system requirements for Fallout 4 they looked like this:


    • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 30 GB free HDD space
    • NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent


    • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 30 GB free HDD space
    • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

    My three (or four?) year old Radeon HD 7870 should barely be able to get this show on the road. I considered getting the PS4 version instead, but that would set me back €70 instead of €30.

    Luckily my worries were for naught, as Fallout 4 runs perfectly fine at 1920x1200 with every graphical setting maxed out. Yay!

    Fallout 4 running flawlessly with graphics set to Ultra

  • I can attach a musical keyboard to my iPad

    After seeing this video by AWAN, purchasing a Keith McMillen QuNexus seemed like the perfect idea.

    Even more so after I noticed that you can hook it up to your iPad, as Khantipol demonstrates in his video.


    I had to send it back though, after I discovered one of the pads on the bottom of the keyboard is missing. 🙈

    A pad missing under my QuNexus keyboard

    Hoping the new one gets here before the weekend. And isn’t missing any pieces.

  • Layers is another minimal CSS framework

    I’ll be using Layers to create the website for Hedge.

    Lightweight. Unobtrusive. Style-agnostic. Build your look on the web, not Twitter’s – and build it fluid.

    Layers CSS is a CSS framework aimed for practical use cases. It comes with a small footprint and zero bullshit.

    Sounds good.

    • Normalizations & sensible defaults
    • Fluid grid + progressively enhanced columns
    • Preserves native form styles by default
    • No px definitions
    • No colors, no borders, no rounded corners
    • No dependencies


  • Disable layer backing to work with NSVisualEffectViews in IB

    Found yourself unable to move around (or even freakin’ select) elements on a layer backed NSVisualEffectView?

    Just toggle the Core Animation Layer checkbox in Interface Builder and voilà, all fixed. Oh and everything turns red obviously, because NSVisualEffectViews need layer backing.. 👍

    Interface Builder showing a red NSVisualEffectView

  • You can bulk-edit which app opens a file on OS X

    Just fire up the Terminal and issue the following command:

    $ open ~/Library/Preferences/

    You might need to reboot your Mac afterwards.

    I needed this after deciding I no longer needed Keka to open every compressed file format known to man and got tired of seeing its file type icon on every .zip on my Mac.

    The launchservices plist shown in Xcode