I'm a professional game developer from Wakefield, England, working as a senior programmer for Rebellion North.
I'm a married father of five and I a also sometimes do Retroburn stuff.
Martin 'Bytrix' Caine
Father. C++ Games Programmer. Cyclist. Guitarist.
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Saturday, February 28th 2015 / Music
About ten years ago I came in to possession of an absolutely amazing Charvel 375 in Desert Crackle finish, it was super smooth to play and sounded great. Out of all the guitars I owned it was easily my favourite. In the early days of Facebook I founded the first group dedicated to Charvel (September 2007). That group is still going strong right to this day and has recently had a surge of new members due to increased popularity of the brand in recent years, and will soon be approaching 7000 members.

Unfortunately, a few years ago I had to sell my 375, it was a hard decision to make but we needed the cash when things were tight and I sold a few guitars, just keeping two (my Ibanez DTX-120B and my Ibanez S7420). So Here I am, founder and head admin of the largest Charvel fan page on Facebook, and I didn't even own a Charvel myself!

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Wednesday, February 25th 2015 / Blog
I recently started having some problems with my Windows 7 installation on my mid-2010 iMac so decided it was time for a refresh and full update.

I backed up my files, booted in to OS X, repartitioned the drive, updated to Yosemite and proceeded to run the Bootcamp Assistant to install Windows 8.1 (with update).

That's when I noticed a problem. I was not given the option to create a bootable USB installer. While my iMac does contain a SuperDrive I don't really have any DVD-Rs lying round these days so wanted to use one of my fast USB sticks to install Windows from.

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