I bought a Thrustmaster TMX a few years ago and was disappointed in the force feedback in all the games I tried with it. Some were practically unplayable with the default settings. I quickly learned how to properly configure the force feedback settings to get the most out of the wheel. I picked up a Logitech G29 and found it has the same issue.
More recently, I bought a Thrustmaster T300, which is a significant step up from the others. Even with that, though, I see the default settings in a lot of games still aren’t that good.
Source: Sim Racing :: Brian Koponen Programming and Tech Tips
Chris Locke died yesterday afternoon. He’d been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for a long time, an especially long time considering how scary the diagnosis was when he first got …
Source: Chris Locke, 1947–2021 – AKMA’s Random Thoughts
Campuses are starting programs online. Some for just a few days; others for a few weeks. Oberlin and Smith Colleges, Gallaudet, Northwestern, and U of Illinois are among campuses making changes.
Source: More colleges move January programs online
HBO Max is welcoming a ton of other intriguing content in January. In addition to new seasons of returning favorites like Euphoria (Jan. 9) and The Righteous Gemstones (Jan. 9), we’ll see the premiere of Peacemaker (Jan. 13), a dark superhero spinoff from 2021’s The Suicide Squad starring John Cena as the titular murder-happy antihero; the film’s director, James Gunn, is onboard as creator.
Other premieres on tap: The Gilded Age (Jan. 24), a classy new drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes; My Mom, Your Dad (Jan. 13), a reality dating series in which people try to fix up their respective parents; and Somebody Somewhere (Jan. 16), which follows a middle-aged woman from a small town in Kansas as she navigates life and relationships—so basically, just like Peacemaker.
Source: What’s New on HBO Max in January 2022
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