Week 6: Frozen Plasma – Artificial [2006]

I think for the next month I’ll share some things I listened to on repeat in my teenage years. We’ll start with Frozen Plasma – Artificial [available on spotify], which is an album I listened to on repeat in 2009-2010. I was experiencing the real world for the first time, and relating to these tracks is part of what got me through that period of my life. But you guys want to know my top 3, not hear about my personal problems. Here it is, for your viewing pleasure. Honestly, all of the songs on this album are great, despite Unborn… Read moreWeek 6: Frozen Plasma – Artificial [2006]

Week 5: Skinny Puppy – Too Dark Park [1990]

Let’s not pretend I was going to post Nine Inch Nails and then not post Skinny Puppy. Majiffy would shoot me. Skinny Puppy – Too Dark Park [available on spotify], is an amazing album. I almost always listen to this and Pretty Hate Machine together. Anywho, you guys are here for my top 3. I’m also not letting myself do an honorable mention this week because it would be summed up as “the rest of the album”. Boring.

Week 4: Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine [1989]

Hopefully, I’m at least fashionable late on this one. I would like to put a spotlight on Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine. [available on spotify]. This is one of the albums that shaped modern day Industrial music, and is an excellent album in it’s own right. Here are my top 3 tracks from the album: Honorable mention to Head Like a Hole for feeding that dark part of my mind that always wants revenge. This is one of my go-to albums to throw on in the background and has been for a couple of years now. Usually it… Read moreWeek 4: Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine [1989]

Part 2: Fresh Windows Install (what to install)

Ninite is good for provisioning new software to a new computer, has a decent amount of software available, and is a very hassle-free way to install a set of software on a new windows machine. For a fresh install, I recommend the following software: Firefox, qBittorrent, 7-Zip, Zoom, Thunderbird, Discord, Steam, VLC, MusicBee, Silverlight, TeraCopy, IrfanView, Foxit Reader, LibreOffice, Dropbox, Spybot 2, Malwarebytes, Python 3, FileZilla, and Notepad++. I also provisionally recommend Everything, but would recommend you download and install it separately if you don’t want to be nagged on every startup for admin permission. For whatever reason Ninite doesn’t… Read morePart 2: Fresh Windows Install (what to┬áinstall)

Part 1: uBlock Origin

If you are not using uBlock Origin at this point, you are doing something wrong. Advertising on the internet has been ballooning out of control in the past 10 years. So much so, that most corporate sites became heavily bloated messes Google had to rescue from themselves via AMP. If it is at all available to you, install uBlock Origin Extra as well. It makes it harder for 3rd party actors to pretend to be first party in regards to cookie and tracking. WordPress, alone, has at least 7 blocked entries per page; at least 10% of total requests. This… Read morePart 1: uBlock Origin