Cyberpunk 2077 crashes were a pain, it meant reload time in a close to seamless open World As a big fan of the original paper based RPG as a teen, no surprise that I enjoyed Cyberpunk 2077 I started writing this post on the 11th Jan, it’s now a month and a big quality patch later I’ve finished off nearly every one of the side quests, completed just about every…

PS5 launched

11/15/2020

And I was so stoked to pick up a PS5 on launch day, all down to a favour from a friend, as I’d not considered acquiring one until 2 days before 🙂 First impressions of PS5 * it’s huge, like PC size * it’s glaring white, and has what seems like a fragile flexy covering * it’s fast, at eveything * it’s quiet, I’ve been use to the PS4 fan…

Games I’ve been playing post lockdown: * Ghost of Tsushima – the multiplayer options are varied and deep – I screwed up my saves while scoring Platinum, so I can’t start NG+ until I complete it again * Start Wars Squadrons – returned this to EA Games within a week – lack of depth, really underwhelming * Doom Eternal – so tough – not played a game that gets my…

There’s been a long history of some bots trying to access this blog by trying to access the root & admin accounts & guessing the password, not sure why? This has caused frequent lock outs & even messing up the back end database, preventing the site from loading. It’s not been a real big issue as I’ve simply restored the backup, simples 🙂 The last solution that I’ve applied seems…

I’ve been having a on and off issues with my PS4 ejecting disks while playing, and even from standby. It’s been little of an issue, although in-turn it has been a catalyst to me pulling the power cord from the rear of the console to keep it powered down. This in turn has lead to the screen that I’m sure you all know well, warning that closing of the console…

My son has completed all of Paw Patrol: On a Roll, picking up all pup treats, dissed there’s no platinum trophy! This as increased his interest in other games. He’s quite fond of Farm Simulator, and driving tractors into water, then walking around as his chosen avatar. This motivated me to introduce him to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Disovery, he’s now parkouring, galloping, and sailing around ancient Greece. I’m really impressed…

#GhostOfTsushima meep pic.twitter.com/vp11pdoR7Q — Cobra Kai Yoga (@DataAugmented) August 29, 2020 Finished the main story of Ghost of Tsushima last night; great story, combat & open World adventure… it was cheap too for a new title; not sure if that was to encourage people to buy due to Covid, or that the console is coming to the end of its lifespan, or maybe the studio isn’t gouging as much profit…

I never much recognise the improvements that are rolled out with WordPress releases, but this one it truly useful; plugins now have the option to auto update 🙂 This closes a potential security hole, although guess there’s also the chance that any updates could break a site :p Good news on the day NZ enters lockdown again, let’s see how long this lasts this time!

Reading a Reddit post about new a new version of nano being releases, and between the vi/vim sysadmin comments someone mentioned how nano keyboard shortcuts can be edited 🙂 I’ve tried vim many times, and the commands don’t feel intuitive, nano has been the editor I’ve fallen back on since first using Linux; pico as it was known back when I used it at Uni on Unix. Even though I’ve…

ML does Mario

08/02/2020

I came across a model that intrigued me enough to trial last night, a machine learning model that speed runs through Super Mario Brothers, cool eh? Here’s the git uvipen/Super-mario-bros-PPO-pytorch Introduction Here is my python source code for training an agent to play super mario bros. By using Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO) algorithm introduced in the paper Proximal Policy Optimization Algorithms paper. Talking about performance, my PPO-trained agent could complete…