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

I’m excited and intrigued by the upcoming new title Herogrinder, from the indie devs Modern Ltd. There are so many features, and did I mention that it’s free to play, with no loot crates! Herogrinder: Tactical Combat Arenas is a free-2-play turn-based tactical PvP and co-op combat game under development by our indie studio. The game uniquely combines deep character progression and customization, simultaneous turns, destructible and re-arrangeable environments, stealth,…

Yesterday I logged on to see that new Legendary Bounties were available, I went through the story like mission to capture La Reina de los Banditos, Barbarella Alcazar. I didn’t quite manage to capture her without taking her out, and claimed the Dead bounty. WANTED: Barbarella Alcazar The first of 10 new weekly Legendary Bounties in Red Dead Online The de facto leader of the bloodthirsty Del Lobos gang must…

become human ps4

09/12/2019

I’ve just finished the beautiful compelling story of Detroit Become Human, that was free on the PSN a month or so back… wow it got me right in the feels at the end. I enjoyed the concept of Heavy Rain, but lost my save before I finished it and never went back. Beyond: Two Souls felt more of a feature film format, the pace, character variation, and plot was pretty…

Not sure why it has taken me quite this long, think it as I use a VPN on my Linux box, but I’ve finally been motivated by a twitter post to drop Pi-Hole onto a Raspberry Pi 🙂 I'm glad I was told about @The_Pi_Hole this week. Very easy to setup to cleanup the traffic on the whole local network. My #raspberrypi loves it 🙂 pic.twitter.com/EgX6pr5SrM — Luc Juggery (@lucjuggery)…