Sep 262016
 

Looks like hektik.org might be done for realzies.  As I said to the Standroid at 5:45a this morning, this feels like the end of an era.  I’ll dig through some old photos later and see if I can put together a story or two. Maybe.

Shopping List:

And Robert Half released their 2016-2017 Technology Salary guide.  Get it here.

 Posted by at 12:23 am
Sep 102016
 

Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
But I don’t need no money

So keeg.org has been down for 2+ weeks. Not that any of you noticed.  I tried my damnedest to get the last droplet working again, never did figure out precisely what was wrong with it.  Whatever, I turned up a new instance, reinstalled WP and then added the db back.  Walla, keeg is working again.  WP, for being such a piece has some pretty neat features.

I set this server up considerably better than the last one.  Left the firewall and selinux on, configured logins for SSH, disabled root logins.  I’m trying to move the port, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful even though its a pretty simple procedure.  Its just not taking for some reason.  Once I get that in place, I’ll probably add fail2ban and some basic ddos protection.

I did add newrelic, google analytics, and uptimerobot.  See if I can’t do a better job of keeping it up and stable.

 Posted by at 7:52 pm
Aug 142016
 

So the idea was to record every minute of No Man’s Sky.  To show what it really takes to upgrade your ship, get some bad ass weapons and own a solar system or 30.  After an hour of tweaking settings trying to get it to play without video issues I turned on I started recording and started up a brand new game.  I hadn’t really done anything in the earlier attempts while trying to get my video stable, so I’m basically retarded in this initial video.  I might set it up on my boy’s desktop, the only real difference would be desktop video vs laptop video, which is minimal.

Anyway, I’m still playing, I’m hoping for something awesome to happen.  So far, it has not been awesome.

  • Desperate for bag space
  • Quest chains are kinda difficult to follow.. would be nice to have a ‘quest’ window.
  • I’m still not sure I understand the equipment upgrades
  • I spawned onto a planet with trees, animals, shrubs, ores… I’ve been to 15 planets, and maybe 2 others had animal life, half have minimal shrubbery, I don’t think I’ve seen a tree since.
 Posted by at 2:01 pm