Ubuntu Budgie reset top panel

November 29, 2018

I lost the network indicator from the Ubuntu Budgie top panel; frustrating as I couldn’t update vpn settings. Finally got around to finding a solution today as I’ve got tired of sub-optimal speed nodes: github:Restore budgie-panel to defaults\ from the terminal enter: dconf reset -f /com/solus-project/budgie-panel/ nohup budgie-panel –reset –replace&

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online

November 29, 2018

Finally Red Dead Redemption 2 Online has launched on the PS4, and I’m in to it, even though I’m only 66% through the Story mode. One mission in, 4 player game, 2 went rogue from the start… reminiscent of GTAV Online, hope I can find a posse Just played a couple of multiplayer vs games… it’s chaos much like GTAV; not sure this game mode is for me, but let’s…

Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PS4 has been taking up nearly all of my game time, with brief breaks of Overwatch to qualify for season 13. I’ve a couple of great tips to make life easier that I’ll post soon, but for now here’s a tip for a Challenge that has been alluding me. RDR2 Challenge Horseman 4 While mounted, drag a victim for 3300 feet using your Lasso…

#RDR2 #DoubleRainbow sometimes It's the little things pic.twitter.com/6lkulgPluS — Gamer Geek (@GamerGeekNews) October 27, 2018 Read Dead Redemption 2 has been out for a week and I’m sure you’ve heard how awesome it is. I write more on what I think of it at a later date, but for now here’s a list of tips that I recommend anyone reads before they begin the game. Many of them you will…

xmlrpc.php attacks

October 21, 2018

I received heads up this morning from a friendly Twitter user (@adrianhungate) that my site was down and they were generously offering help to restore. Rebooting the Ubuntu VPS brought it back on-line; but why did it occur? My Duck Duck Fu turned up this useful, if not a little dated gem: Error establishing a database connection (WordPress) grep xmlrpc /var/log/apache2/access.log This showed evidence of several brute-force amplification attacks, which…

need for speed

October 18, 2018

Over the years I’ve been keeping these notes of what I’m playing… or sometimes playing with, the site has been hosted in a couple of different hosts. One went out of business; well the owner stopped communicating even though he’s took payment, so shifted my digital assets to another host. They were great over the years, thanks to the support team for answering my daft questions, and keeping the site…

I read a tweet this week that placed a huge smile on my face 🙂@snowconesolid was celebrating with his family and friends for the release of his latest game Giraffe Town: “Take control of a giraffe who has had enough of being held back in life by his weird feet as you slide your way through the town in a courageous pursuit of love.” As soon as I took a…

Been away 3 years

October 10, 2018

Was going to pick up Spider-Man for the PS4 at the weekend, that or Assassin’s Creed Origins, but thought I’d save my cash & pick up Red Dead Redemption 2 in a couple of weeks, a game I know I’ll put time into and get my monies worth… although not happy about the pre-order content bonus, fuck Rockstar for that. I have been playing Persona 5; completed the first palace,…