PS4 ejecting disks automatically fixed by tightening the manual eject screw… this was a real challenge to find; I even doubted that the instructions were correct for my PS4 model… one of the times when the light on my phone came in useful. This solution seemed to have worked until this afternoon when it repeated; will have to tighten a couple more revolutions 🙂

Updated to Ubuntu Budgie 19.10… and no reboot! Windows could learn so much from Linux do-release-upgrade -c didn’t work, but a visit to Synaptic Package Manager and installing all of the upgrades worked a treat 🙂 Now to explore the new updates… Everything Important Associated to Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine/ Now I’m not going to format my hard drive just yet to enable a faster boot time by enabling LZ4…

… or partial ones at least 🙂 Firebase Auto ML I’ve managed to create a simple Android app using Firebase Auto ML, that now detects Paw Patrol pups with a decent success rate. This success would have blown me away a year ago, sad now given exposure to Auto ML and Google’s sophisticated tools I just think this is ok… but I do have a couple of hypotheses to test…

Firebase AutoML

10/13/2019

So this weekend my Twitter bot dropped this link onto my feed: Firebase ML Kit: AutoML Vision Edge I’m currently working with auto ML in a professional manner, trialing both H2O and Azures Auto ML packages, so this piqued my interest! Having built mobile apps before in the early days of Android, and looking for a project to play with again, the timing of this was perfect. I’m still messing…

2 new cheap PS4 games to my collection this weekend, and I actually went into the store to pick up both of them… if the price was right Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands I picked this up at launch, but returned it the same week as it wasn’t doing it for me at the time. As there’s a new version [containing all DLC?] I picked up a second hand version…

Mycroft Picroft

10/11/2019

After our trip back to the UK and finding Amazon Echo’s and Google Home devices ubiquitous my wife felt a need to have one, and darling that I am I bought her an Amazon Echo for her birthday… it has been bugging me ever since. I’ve set up a Pi-Hole on our home network to prevent most adverts being shown… but I still know it’s listening :p So I was…

Super Off Road

10/08/2019

Today’s arcade retro title is another favourite of mine; the classic 3 player Super Off road, what I always thought of as the spiritual successor to Super Sprint. Another game that I dropped a mountain of 10p coins into over the years, and one that I’ve picked up on a variety of consoles. In the game, up to three players (four in the NES version through use of either the…

I search enough for useful Linux terminal commands, I usually rely on command history, but thought I’d start recording them here. Here are a couple for starters… Search recursive folders for files containing keywords, returning file name grep -r -l “linux” Search command history for keywords, history number returned history | grep linux Remove history line 2001 history -d 2001 Run code in background from terminal – I can’t believe…

Hellfire is a 1989 scrolling #shmup by Toaplan,initially released in #arcades then ported to the #MegaDrive and the #PCEngine CD-ROM². One of the best #shmups on #Genesis,with slick graphics and sound this good looking blaster oozes playability👍🏻#MegaDriveMonday #MegaDriveMini pic.twitter.com/du8Q9e0Zt4 — G.I. Deon (@GidionV) October 7, 2019 @GidionV has not only an extensive enviable retro collection, but encyclopedic knowledge of #SHMUP history. He often shares forgotten gems that I don’t have…

I stumbled across this awesome cool site that allows you to play retro ROMS without leaving the page so here’s a game I have fond memories of, and I still buzz over the game principle and level creation. More on what I think of it later, here it is for you to play first, may I present The New Zealand Story, MegaDrive version