TIL: Quadrivium

The quadrivium (plural: quadrivia) are the four subjects, or arts, taught after teaching the trivium. The word is Latin, meaning “the four ways” (or a “place where four roads meet”), and its use for the four subjects has been attributed to Boethius or Cassiodorus in the 6th century. Together, the trivium and the quadrivium comprised the seven liberal arts (based on thinking skills), as opposed to the practical arts (such as medicine and architecture).The quadrivium consisted of arithmetic,

Source: Quadrivium – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Comodo Firewall crashes Chrome

Recently started using Windows again since installing Windows 10 while my iMac is still my primary machine I’m trying to make my Windows machine as familiar as I can.

I’m a big fan of Little Snitch on OS X and decided to install Comodo Firewall as an alternative to Little Snitch on Windows. The software isn’t bad, but after installing it Google Chrome started crashing as soon as it would launch. After a quick search I found this thread on the Comodo support forum which recommends adding chrome.exe to HIPS Detect Shellcode injections Exclusion list.

Here are the steps to add chrome.exe to the exclusion list:

Right-click on Comodo Firewall Taskbar icon and select HIPS -> Settings

HIPS Settings menu

Under Settings Click the Exclusions option

HIPS Settings Exclusions

Click on Add and select Files

HIPS Settings Add Files

Look for chrome.exe under C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe and click open

HIPS Settings open clhrome.exe

Once chrome.exe has been added to the exclusion list click OK and you should be able to run Google Chrome without having it crash on you.

HIPS Settings chrome exclusion





How to set up AirPlay Mirroring on a Raspberry Pi

If you have a Raspberry Pi, it turns out it’s trivial to add AirPlay Mirror support to it.

If you haven’t heard of a Raspberry Pi before, it’s a dirt-cheap ($35!) micro-controller that’s custom-designed to be something of a hacker’s playground.

Source: How to set up AirPlay Mirroring on a Raspberry Pi

Heroes of the Storm is expensive: This is your guide to what to buy, and avoid, in the store


Blizzard’s new MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, officially launched this week and many new players are trying it out.Like most free-to-play games, Heroes of the Storm has a shop that sells characters and cosmetic items for gold, its in-game currency, as well as for cash.While Heroes, to its credit, prices every item in its shop in actual money rather than requiring the purchase of some intermediate currency, there are still a number of bundle options and price tiers that can be very confusing.I am going to help explain how the Heroes shop works, and where to find the best values when spending your gold and real money in the game.

Source: Heroes of the Storm is expensive: This is your guide to what to buy, and avoid, in the store