I checked Pi-Hole a couple of days back as my Twitter impressions have strangely peaked… then dropped away… I had 3 Pi-Hole updates to install, but each failed 🙁 Turns out I’ve been running this Raspberry Pi for so long that I was 2 releases behind current, still on jessie, so I’ve been on a mission to update. It’s a timely process, fingers crossed it looks to be going OK…

How time flies when you’re having fun, we’re personally really blessed to live in a safe bit of the World, with more than enough space, and access to nature… thoughts with those in more challenging environments. I’ve regrettably bought a digital copy of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, would have really liked a hard copy, but you know things been what they are… sure there will be enough cheap versions knocking…

Seeing that Uncharted 4 is being given away to PSN users for April, I thought I’d play the preceding Uncharted games first 🙂 I’ve always considered Naughty Dog titles to be a little too linear for my liking, let’s see how this assumption weighs up. Nevertheless, I’m up for giving the first trilogy a while, always heard great things about it; my games buyer use to describe it as a…

Terence McKenna’s Time Wave Zero concrescence, time speeding up So much happening hard to believe it’s nearly the end of March Maybe this is time passing quickly to compensate for the slow passage that will commence from today 23rd March 2021, when we as a family began our COVID19 self isolation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/kiwis-go-home-new-zealand-to-go-into-month-long-lockdown-to-fight-coronavirus Everything seems crazy and beyond satire with Trump, and Borris on other side of the Atlantic. Civil Wars,…

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…