Watch NHL Game Center (NHL.TV) in 60fps on Windows devices with Kodi

Update September 28, 2017: The NHL Game Center Mod is no longer working. A new add-on called NHL TV is now available from the official Kodi repository. For more information see the article Watch NHL Gamecenter or NHL.TV in 60fps with Kodi. Original article: NHL Game Center was recently overhauled to NHL.TV. The re-launch was accompanied by new apps for iOS and Android which allows subscribers (or those with a Rogers Share Everything plan) to stream games in full HD at 60fps. Although iOS and Android users have beautiful apps to stream live NHL games, one of the most popular platforms on earth was forgotten.. again. Those of us who run Windows, especially anyone with Media Center PCs running Windows, understand the pain of watching NHL games through a web browser. It’s an awful experience which is limited to 30fps (frames per second). But as long as you’re a subscriber, you can stream those games on Windows in crystal clear 60fps with the recently updated NHL Game Center Mod addon for Kodi. 

How to use your own router with Telus Optik internet by enabling Port Bridging

Telus Optik internet is among the most popular providers in Western Canada. However the equipment provided by Telus may not suit everyone’s needs and you may want to use your own personal router for more robust features such as 5Ghz, guest networks, gaming priority, or you may want to place a router somewhere else for optimal signal without moving the equipment provided by Telus (in my case my Telus Modem was near my television receiver but the wireless was out of range of the bedroom). If you’ve ever tried to attach a router to a Telus modem you may have quickly realized that you’ll end up with multiple internal networks as the Telus modem also acts as a router and wireless access point. It becomes convoluted if you require any port forwarding as the rules would have to be configured on both the Telus equipment as well as your router. To make matters worse, the wireless network broadcast by the Telus equipment could interfere with your personal router’s performance. There’s a better way to use your own personal router with Telus Optik internet.

Get started with FoundationPress theme for WordPress

FoundationPress is an amazing template for WordPress built on top of Zurb’s Foundation framework. It’s responsive, easily customized, and is very well documented by both Zurb and the community. In my opinion it’s one of the best frameworks available. The most powerful way to take advantage of Foundation is by leveraging SCSS (Sassy Cascading Style Sheet). I highly recommend checking out the Foundation Kitchen Sink for a quick look at Foundation’s default but easily customized styling. 

Get started with Zurb’s Foundation 6 for Sites on Windows with SCSS (Sass)

The Foundation Framework is one of the most popular web development frameworks available. It’s responsive, easily customized, and is very well documented by both Zurb and the community. This makes it one of the most powerful frameworks. The best way to take advantage of Foundation is by leveraging SCSS (Sassy Cascading Style Sheet). I’ll go over what’s required within Windows to begin your first web development project using Foundation. 

Fix for Logitech G430 USB gaming headset on Windows 10

UPDATE: I began to have problems with my headset a few weeks later. It appears it was related to the Logitech Gaming Software but uninstalling it would cause my headset to stop working. I realized that the reset option in Windows 10 was likely using a bad image. I thought about using DISM to repair the files, but I ended up re-installing Windows 10 from scratch. I did not use Windows 10’s built in reset option and instead opted to clean the drive and re-install Windows 10 which also re-created the recovery partition. After re-installing Windows 10 my headset worked immediately without needing any drivers. The USBAUDIO.SYS file was present (as it should have been) and I did not need to install LGS. If you run into this issue, I highly recommend avoiding the reset option in Windows 10 and instead perform a fresh install. It appears the recovery image when upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 could be corrupt. Hopefully Microsoft can issue a fix for the recovery image. If you’re interested, more information on using DISM to repair Windows 10 and recovery images can be found here. When I upgraded my PC from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, my Logitech G430 USB gaming headset continued to work just fine. But recently I decided to reinstall Windows 10 fresh and found my  headset would no longer be recognized within the Device Manager as the device appeared under “Other Devices” with an exclamation point. I searched and searched and all I could find was people advising to use the 3.5mm jacks instead. This isn’t a solution. But I eventually found one.