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…

Update linux kernel to v4.18.7

September 9, 2018

I found this simple guide to update the linux kernel, as I’d tried UKUU with no success, as it couldn’t for some reason write to a temp folder Article here: nixCraft: How to install the latest/stable version of Linux kernel on Ubuntu Linux using apt-get Reference of mainline kernels to download from: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ & here’s the code I used download kernel debs wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18.7/linux-headers-4.18.7-041807_4.18.7-041807.201809090930_all.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18.7/linux-headers-4.18.7-041807-generic_4.18.7-041807.201809090930_amd64.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18.7/linux-modules-4.18.7-041807-generic_4.18.7-041807.201809090930_amd64.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18.7/linux-image-unsigned-4.18.7-041807-generic_4.18.7-041807.201809090930_amd64.deb…

Over the past week I’ve battled through The Old Hunters DLC, and have enjoyed it more than I expected, and thankfully the final foe is finished 🙂 This has been my issue with Bloodborne, and the rest of the Souls series; I put the game down, only to consider it too tough to come back to for casual play. Only to pick them back up and drool over the quality…

Final Colossus down

August 3, 2018

Over the past 2 days I’ve ticked off Colossi 11 to 16, then had the pleasure of watching the end story and the credits roll, and see how Shadow of the Colossus is the spiritual predecessor to Ico. Never have I taken as many screenshots… except maybe Final Fantasy XV. Only this time I didn’t want to share them on Twitter as I was scared of spoiling the game for…

w00t Horizon Zero Dawn complete, and what a journey 🙂 I’m a little split on how I feel, perhaps one of the best open World games I’ve had the privilege to play, certainly ranks up there with Skyrim and Ocarina of Time. Deep story, thoughtful various characters, detailed graphics, quality character acting, intuitive combat, and the farming didn’t feel like a grind. After ~70 hours of game play I was…

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn to complete today; but the completionist in me came out and I had the need to find the last of the metal flowers, and now I find myself on Hunter Lodge trophy quests. I’d like to unlock all of the skill trees before I finish the game, although from what I understand the map is still playable after the final mission is complete, without having…

Tears of A Dragon

July 5, 2018

Via Twitter I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the talented indie developer Donovan Bell (@Savage__Dragon), creator of the cool Tears of A Dragon RPG published on Steam Sad to say that I don’t currently have time to invest into playing through a role play game, although I’ll certainly add Tears of A Dragon to my games to complete list 🙂 A review from me wouldn’t have been fair or done…

Bloodborne complete

July 3, 2018

Well nearly complete… With the help of the awesome informative fextralife wiki Game Progress Route, and grinding blood in the lecture building, I made it to the Wet Nurse Wet Nurse. I had a memorable experience of being joined by 2 other Hunters after I’d beaten up the Brain of Mensis, after I’d ‘made contact’… which seemed to take far too long, I thought I was doing something wrong. Daykoh99…