End of MovemberPI Party

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MovemberPI will be having its end party tonight, November 29, at Time, 7840 Makati Avenue. The Stache Wars will start at 10 PM.

More Invites Designs

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I’ve been really busy since March. There’s house works, office works, and some freelancing. I’ll be sharing some of my works on my next posts – about designs and tutorials. Below are some invites I created.

Here’s a Winnie the Pooh-themed invite I made for my daughter’s first birthday. My wife thought of setting up a princess-themed party. But my daughter loves Pooh so we decided that we should instead use a Winnie the Pooh theme. And yeah, Gaea really enjoyed it though she fell asleep on some parts :).

I also created a fundraiser invitation for an event held in UK. I used images from Deviant Art. I would like to thank the contributors for making the images free – jazza-v and and ronaldinho911.

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 – The Results

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The Start button is back and you may now have your beloved desktop directly up after booting. Those were some of the things that you’ll get after upgrading to the free Windows 8.1. Here’s what I found out so far.

Windows 8.1 with Start button and SecureBoot problem.

Fig. 1 Windows 8.1 with Start button and SecureBoot problem.

Yup. The Start button is back but the Start Menu isn’t. Geez, Microsoft! I thought it was a package deal thing – Start button with a start menu. There were some who even pointed this one out when 8.1 Preview was released. But Microsoft is really stubborn. The new Start button just switches your desktop to the Start screen. Right-clicking it would bring out a power user menu. Win+X will also bring out this menu.

Power User Menu

Fig. 2 Power User Menu

I also had the SecureBoot problem (Fig. 1) as my SecureBoot isn’t enabled yet. Design-wise, it’s almost just the same. Moving some panels from one side to another. The search function (Win+Q) will now slide a search everything panel on the left on the screen. Win+Q opens an “Everything Search”, Win+W is for “Settings Search”, while a Win+F is for “File Search”. Bing is also integrated in the search if you opted to use it during the configuration phase of the installation.

Search

Fig. 3 Search

There are also added options for personalization for when the Start screen is up.

If you haven’t configured your Windows 8.1 to go directly to Desktop after booting, just right-click on an open space on the Taskbar and select Properties. Go to Navigation tab and check the first option in the Start screen area (When I sign in or close…).

If you want reviews for Windows 8.1, you may want to check out articles from ExtremeTech, The Verge, TechRadar, and PCWorld.

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