If you might have wondered, like me, what the name was of that song that was playing in the background on one of the most recent episodes of Mr Robot, that you probably recognized from the Back To The Future movies, well here you go. There’s also this version from 1952.
I just saw this video below and I found it to be very positive and inspiring. It’s about a company I “stumbled upon” about 20 years ago, and eventually it transformed in to something more meaningful than “just a company I knew of”. It’s difficult to describe. Let’s just say I’m thankful and proud that I had the privilege to be part of a very unique youth culture that did not last very long but will always be a part of me for as long as I live. This part of my life was really interesting for me personally because of various reasons. I will be sharing more on that at some other time.
I haven’t been playing the new World of Warcraft expansion Legion as much as I thought I would before it was released due to even less important activities that have been taking up most of my time. Writing this post for example might be one those things. I’m even falling behind on some of my friends and guildies! What the f is wrong with me? Can somebody please check my priorities algorithms? They feel a bit fragmented..
In all honesty, I don’t really care all that much about falling a bit behind, I’ll catch up sooner or later. It’s more that I just really want to continue doing all the stuff that is on my in-game ToDo list and the new quests, obtain new achievements, and try to earn some prestige in the new PvP system, but it all feels a bit overwhelming to be honest. After such a long dry period of interesting content all these new things are a big change. Still getting used to that. Currently I’m trying to focus on finishing the paladin quest-lines, and my progressing profession quests. But I also want to obtain friendly reputation with all of the newly added factions because I want to be able to do world quests asap. I believe that so far I’ve put the most effort in to obtaining some of the new honor talents. Too bad they only work in PvP environments. But it gave me some nice random rewards in the form of gear that helped me gain the item level I need for HC Dungeons. Now that I mention it, I want to do more dungeons also because of the rewards but also just for fun. But when I hear that friends and guildies are already raiding I feel that I should put some effort in gaining a higher item-level so I can join in on that fun also. Currently I feel like pfffff omg, SO MANY THINGS TO DOO!! So frustrating! But at the same time not frustrating at all because this is what we wanted and been begging for so I shouldn’t be bitching about it.
Not knowing what do first or where to go next in the game feels 5 % frustrating and at the same time 95% exciting and that’s what I’ve been missing in the game for far too long. I believe one should give credit where credit is due so I hereby declare that I’m loving the new Legion expansion, and I /salute the designers at Blizzard and want to give them my compliments. Also I say this; thank you Blizzard for showing us that you still care, and that there’s still love between the WoW community and the game designers. Even after everything you did… Even after everything we did… I bet our whining and moaning got the best of you and you decided to make a fresh start so you rolled up those sleeves and got to work! Well, we noticed it, and it made us happy, so now we’re all one happy family again. Just like the old days. Now doesn’t that feel nice? Let’s promise each other that we will try to keep what we have going on right now for ever and ever, for ever, and ever ever…. ?
Most people know or have heard about the series The Walking Dead. If you’ve never heard of it you must have been living your life under a rock or in a virtual game-world for too long or something. I enjoyed that show because it was something I never saw before in the form of a series. I must say that I didn’t really care for all of the seasons so far. The season in the prison became boring as f pretty fast. But nevertheless it’s a good watch, especially to binge-watch it, but in my opinion, Fear The Walking Dead is much, much better. It’s the same background setting as TWD but much earlier in the timeline. When the infection was still spreading around and people fleeing and creating safe zones. It has so much more excitement and tension, but also the characters are really well profiled individually. The actors also do a pretty good job at their performances. I would give Fear The Walking Dead an 8 and The Walking Dead a 7 out of 10. It’s halfway season 2 now so it’s not too late to hop on board en join the zombie sensation.
If you are a World of Warcraft player and know your stuff a bit than you will probably see the fun in this video. If not then please carry on, there’s nothing to see here. Completely by accident I found out that it’s possible to be transformed in to a snowman, but still be able to move around. Normally when you use this common toy then you are also transformed but unable to move. I thought this was pretty hilarious and I wish I saw the real faces of the enemy players when they first saw me hoppin’ around on the battlefield. I’m pretty sure they never saw that before or at least not often. I laughed my ass of when I recorded this. Doing this requires the help of another player by the way, and that player will have to have some snowballs in their inventory since the toy requires one snowball to work that is consumed when using the toy.
Well this achievement only took me several years to get lol. A fair dosage of luck plays a big role in getting this achievement. I already gave up on getting it on my pally. But then, one hot Sunday afternoon, when least expected, I earned the famous Ironman Achievement. I really have the healer that accompanied me to thank for it because without those heals I would have never made it. Since then I also earned the Master of Warsong Gulch meta achievement. I was pretty proud of myself when I got that so excuse my bragging about it here.
This is just some random battleground PvP gameplay I recorded somewhere during Warlords of Draenor Season III. To be honest I still miss the way the game-play was for my ret paladin. Overal I’m always happy or don’t even care at all what Blizzard changes in the game but this time I was really annoyed and pretty upset. Now that I think back I realize I still feel a bit annoyed. Ret pala was so awesome to play in PvP during Warlords of Draenor. RIP!
I’ll be posting most of my Youtube video’s here eventually. Here’s one of the very first ones I uploaded. If you are not familiar with the game World of Warcraft than this will have little or no meaning to you. But for those who do.. it was a funny situation. I was in the middle of a lowlevel quest that instructed me to gather some npc’s and bring them to a certain place. When I gathered them and was on my way to deliver the quest, the queue for battleground suddenly popped. And to my surprise these npc’s I gathered also got ported to the battleground. That was something you don’t see every day. I’m actually thinking about leveling another horde char to the same, and try to perform this trick again. But, who am I kidding? I’v got my hands full enough with the new Legion content.
I’ve been really busy these last few weeks setting up all sorts of IT related things since I moved to a new home with a 500 mbps fiber connection to the mother-milk-tit we call the internet. I was really getting into learning all there is to know about the 100% free Sophos UTM for Home use. But when I messed up the whole configuration and basically broke it, I decided to forget about Sophos for now and rent my server from a third party in stead of hosting everything myself. I wish I’d done that sooner. All they gave me was a fresh Ubuntu installation and root access through SSH, but that’s all you need really. So I had some fun setting up that server as a webhost with a solid free admin panel. I’m not hosting any big websites or major content. Just some personal sites and a testlab environment that I consider like my personal playground, but for grown-ups.
I also built three game servers. One for Counter-Strike 1.6, one for CS:Source and one for CS:GO. Basic administration for these are done by a pretty descent free admin panel called Bright Game Panel. Also I host a website that will retrieve the game server log files and convert them in to readable stats and shows them nicely on a website running a HLstats clone.
Also a internet radio station that I setup is now live on air for 24/7 and it plays house music from between 1996 and 2006. Mostly the harder styles like techno, hardstyle and hardcore.
The thing that took me a the most effort was to set up was a VPN server on this remote linux server that has no desktop environment. This is pretty easy to setup if you decide to use OpenVPN but the thing is that I don’t want to be forced in using separate client sotware on my workstation/laptop. I wanted to be able to use the windows built-in options to create a VPN connenction. Eventually I managed to get it to work after many hours of reading through forums and such, but I can now safely connect to my remote server and administrate it without the need to open all sorts of exotic ports to it.
Last thing I want to build is a server at a different address that will mirror all the sites I host including the databases so that means I will have to read up a bit more on how to use the replicate function that MySQL offers. Work in progress!
I plan to post additional information about the things I’ve been working on on this website that can be considered as step-by-step guides that everybody is free to use for themselves. But this has lower priority for me right now because next to all my little projects I also want to play some more of the new expansion Legion for World of Warcraft. It was released not long ago and everybody is making progress pretty fast and I don’t want to fall behind tóó far. I’m already behind in the sense that I’m not yet able to join groups for raiding so one of my in-game priorities is to gather better gear so my item-level will be acceptable so that I can join groups and experience the new raid content.
So many things to do, so little… oh no wait I have plenty of time. Perhaps I should stop right here and now with writing for this silly blog of mine and start focusing on what I’ve been writing about.
I love WordPress a lot and I decided to host a brand new WordPress blog at the address currently showing in your address bar. Importing all my older WordPress content failed because the gap between the database versions was too big. And I could not be bothered to go through the whole process of converting them because who cares right? New posts will be located at this subdomain address from now on. Soon I’ll be posting various stuff like for example how to setup a linux based webserver and other computer/internet related stuff. The main purpose of it will be so that I can use it as a reference for future moments because I tend to forget what I do/did at certain times so at later times I sometimes feel like I have to re-invent the wheel to make it all work again, just like I did in an earlier setting. Huge waste of time! So I decided to start keeping a record of all the awesome things I do, and at the same time make them public with the thought that they might be of help that one odd person out there.