ghost of tsushima

07/31/2020

2020 has been a crazy year, and we’re only just over 6 months through this ride! Excited to see what the rest of the year brings with NZ, US elections and referendums… & Cyberpunk 2077; did I let slip how much I’m looking forward to it? 🙂 To tide me over until then I’ve another AAA title that I tried not to build up prior to launch, but I’m now…

Not sure why I haven’t got around to writing any shell commands / scripts in the past… here’s my first Bash :p Here’s an alias to check which country my VPN is connected to in 3 steps: ifconfig.me call to set IP address to a variable shows the IP address checks the IP variable on whois truncates the output to the ‘address’ output to see location alias whoami=’todays_ip=$(curl ifconfig.me) &&…

Tired of the games I was bouncing between I’ve settled on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey today & am enjoying it as much as the early games in the series. I wanted to enjoy it before, but couldn’t quite get a hang of the combat. However switching to the ‘alternate’ style seems to have done the trick now I have got the hang of countering. Off to explore the Greek islands 🙂

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…