ODROID-GO Advance

02/19/2020

For my birthday my best mate (aka son) presented me with some cash to buy a game. Rather than pick up a transient title that I’d play in passing I ordered the latest kit from HardKernel; the merging of two of my favourite pass times, Linux & Retrogames, then awesome handheld Odroid-Go Advance… & it arrived at the weekend 🙂 It only took half an hour to put together; the…

Hard to believe it’s actually the year 2020! It’s a date used historically in sci-fi, and particularly a Cyberpunk RPG game I loved as a teen… so excited for the Cyberpunk 2077 title that’s coming in September! Games I’ve been playing: Modern Warfare – today reached level 155 in Season 1; heaps of fun, but the updates have been a nightmare having to download DLC packs multiple times Sekiro –…

Always looking for new projects to play with I thought I’d tag this for next year when looking for something to do! 30 Challenging Open Source Data Science Projects to Ace in 2020 Overview Check out our pick of the 30 most challenging open-source data science projects you should try in 2020 We cover a broad range of data science projects, including Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision, and much…

Fantasy Football

12/22/2019

I’ve friends into fantasy football leagues, not something that I’ve played in the past, but it got me thinking that it’s all information based, and that there must be heaps of data available. This led me on a search where I’ve found a great full updated database SQFIFA Over the time I’ve played with Python one thing has eluded me, scraping data. So I thought this a great opportunity to…

My gaming time has been taken up by Modern Warfare on the PS4, intense Multiplayer skirmishes, the regular updates from launch have kept it interesting. The variety of maps and game types is huge, although I’ve been playing primarily Domination. Progressing through the levels and weapon grades, I’ve tried out a select variety of weapons; focusing on short range quick to sight high damage, and recently sniper rifles. I’ve played…

Retro Kinect

12/07/2019

Today inspired by a Twitter post discussing why there wasn’t a game like Rez for the Occulus Rift, I decided to dust off an XBOX 360 and kinect to play Child of Eden. Now I remember distinctly buying the XBOX 360 bundle when it was new… due to the 360 RROD issues I think I actually bought 2 of them; but currently they’re just another console gathering dust whose main…

Today I experienced my first bricked Solid State Drive. Bad news; is that I lost months worth of finished propensity models. Good news; it was at work, nothing personal… and all backed up to OneDrive 🙂 I thought they lasted close to forever, so I’ll be sure to backup everything this weekend, suggest you all do the same!

So @Twitter had given me an update, the issue is someone is trying to hack my Twitter / Blog / Gmail accounts; so my email wasn’t updating on my handset??? Now have access to email and can see that twitter have suspended @GamerGeekNews for ‘multiple copyright infringement notifications’, for tweeting links to TechRadar pages that I never had any interest in 🙁 I’ve removed TechRadar from my feed, & apologised…

Twitter suspended

11/27/2019

5 hours or so ago my Twitter account was suspended 🙁 Usually it gives me a prompt to enter my phone number… but not today! I have been suspended a couple of times lately due to re-tweets of ‘how to stream some sporting event for free’; if this is the case again I’ll have to look into how I can prevent my bot from sharing those in the future. Let’s…

I’ve curated my Twitter feed to keep me up to date with my interests, and I’m stoked that other people enjoy the same things that I do & decide to follow my feed too. I cover a variety of technology, data science, and gaming interests… things that I like. Now before I drop make this point don’t get me wrong; I love animals. I’ve been a vegetarian, sometimes vegan, for…