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,…

Lost Linux Home

September 29, 2018

I tried upgrading Ubuntu to the 18.10 Beta Friday night, all seemed to go well except for when I tried to reboot the desktop wouldn’t load. Tired of looking for a solution I tried installing Manjaro from an iso I have as a working Virtual Box, but each time I tried from a USB I was told corrupt / incomplete file, WTF! So I downloaded it again, check the hash,…

email chat with 8bitboutique

September 23, 2018

I’ve been following the talented 8bitboutique [@scg8bit] on Twitter for the past few months, and I’ve been encouraging him to share more about his history and motivations… today it’s my pleasure to share this story that’s as inspiring as his artwork. First, I’ve been dying to ask, why sharpies? Sharpies are awesome! Through doing this I’ve become a bit of a stationary geek, and I have some really expensive pens!…

I knew I’d heard of searching Google from the terminal before, but I try to use Duck Duck Go whenever possible, banging Start Page then Google if DDG doesn’t give me what I need; which is getting less frequent So a search result yesterday returned this awesome useful terminal function DDGR Github with details and destructions found here: https://github.com/jarun/ddgr Features Fast and clean (no ads, stray URLs or clutter), custom…