How to Block games by Title and Tag on Steam

The simple goal is to block certain types of games from being displayed on the Steam store front page and from the Discovery Queue. To be honest, I’m tired of the Anime genre that pops up some very suspect titles.

There are 2 ways to block games – by title and by tag.

Most people are familiar how to block a title. Once the title is selected, click Not Interested underneath the window and it will no longer come up.

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Additionally, you can block by Tag in the Discovery Queue. Once in the queue, click the Customize link and exclude the Tag, in this case Anime, from the list.

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To block games from the main store front, hover the mouse over the game title graphic and in the right hand corner of the image you should see two downward pointing arrows or chevrons. Click this and select Preferences. You can then block a Tag, again Anime, and Save the preferences.

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You will of course need to be logged in to save the changes and when visiting the store for them to have an effect.

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Scrivener Specials for National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month and the folks behind Scrivener are big supporters of the event. That being said, they offer a 20% discount on Scrivener, as well as a special version of Scrivener to help you get acquainted with the software.

The special edition works the same as the trial, but has a longer expiration period. For those already entertaining the idea of buying a copy, now is a good time to act. As mentioned, you can get a 20% discount. This can be applied to the Windows or Mac versions of Scrivener and Scapple.

Again, I highly recommend Scrivener. I’ve been using it regularly for well over a year and will never go back to using Word again. I write all my blog articles, short stories and journal entries in it. I love the Document Notes, the Snapshots, the Folders, the Binder and of course the ability to have dozens of documents available as I write.

It is a brilliant piece of software, and if you use it for a day, you will see just how awkward Word really is for writing. Scrivener promotes organization, but allows you to jump around and follow the flow of your ideas.

Head over to the special offers page and get the best writing tool you will ever work with.

Scrivener – Special Offers

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Breevy and DisplayFusion as part of the Humble Bundle

For those that are interested, you can get the Text Expansion tool Breevy, and the multiple monitor tool, DisplayFusion for less than $8 during the current Humble Bundle sale.

If you’re not familiar, Breevy is a great text expansion tool for Windows. While the Mac has multiple choices for this sort of software, Windows is lagging pretty far behind. However, Breevy is a solid entry and normally sells for $35 on it’s own. To get it for less than $8 is a steal!

Text expansion tools are great for creating shortcuts keys to frequently used phrases. Or, you can use acronyms and get the complete title spelled out. You can easily see this with games. For example, NFS for Need for Speed. Or SotA for Shroud of the Avatar. Now you can type that acronym and get the whole title spelled out for you. They’re also very convenient when filling in boilerplates.

DisplayFusion is the tool to have installed when working with multiple monitors. You can snap windows to a certain location, have Taskbars on each screen, set wallpaper for each monitor, align windows in specific configurations and a slew of other features. To put it bluntly, DisplayFusion should be built straight into Windows. However, you can pick up a copy for a great price.

There are other tools in the bundle, but to me, these are the best ones to have.

The sale runs for a few days so you should have plenty of time to grab a few licenses.

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More Dots! More Echo Dots!

So, I now have two more Echo Dots to add to my collection. This means I have an Echo in all the major rooms, which is pretty awesome. Those rascals are great for weather, setting timers, bits of trivia and of course the ever decisive coin toss.

I like the little Dots, they are very handy. And to be honest, $50 for all that technology is a damn good deal. I know Apple has Siri in their Apple TV, but it really seems like they should have been first to market with a standalone Siri box. But oh well, Alexa won this round.

I will say, having an Echo Dot in the kitchen is extremely handy. Not only is it good for music, but you can always double check on something without having to stop and wash your hands.

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Super Slim USB 3.0 hub by HooToo

hootoo.jpgAs I was reconfiguring my Mac, I realized I would be well to do with a small USB hub. Nothing fancy, I just need to open up a few ports. I struck gold with a super cool hub by HooToo. It’s incredibly thin and offers 4 USB 3.0 ports. Funny thing is, when I bought it, I didn’t even pay attention to that part and thought they were the standard USB 2.0 hubs. Imagine my surprise.

On the surface, there is nothing truly amazing about this hub. However, it’s small, light, has 4 ports, is USB 3, and costs less than $10. That is a heck of a deal. So much so, I bought a second one. It’s a spare for now, but you never know when it will be pressed into service.

This rascal is great and doesn’t need a power supply. I think that’s what threw me off about it being USB 3. But if you need a small hub for keyboards, mice, thumbdrives or an external drive, this will help you out.

HooToo Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

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