Short video about gaming addiction

The following video is about video game addiction. I used to be really addicted to World of Warcraft and there have been days that I played literally days on end. And I mean like 12 hours a day. Nowadays I don’t play as much as I used to back then, and that’s a good thing because other things in life are more important. But having said that, I wouldn’t have wanted to spend the last decade without the World of Warcraft because it has given me soo much more besides just an awesome gaming experience. The community and my friends are what kept this game interesting enough for me the last 11 years. There’s no denying that it has become, and always will be an important part of me because of all the good memories. Love you all! For the Alliance!! But, in all hionesty, and I speak from experience, there is of course the addictive part that should not be forgotten. So people, play, but keep it fun.

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The Jim Jefferies Show

The very great Jim Jefferies has got his own late night show now called The Jim Jefferies Show. In the very first episode our little country the Netherlands get’s a lot of attention. I will let you decide wether that’s positive or negative. (Don’t forget the great good while you watch it and happen to be Dutch also). The show just aired so I haven’t been able to find a stream that you can watch yet, but of course it can be downloaded by using torrent here. (tip: use μTorrent to downloading torrents).

Disable IPv6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Permanently

If you want IPv6 disabled permanently on a Ubuntu 16.04 system, here’s a good way to do it. Disabling it like this should keep it disabled permanently, even after performing updates that could potentially enable it again without you knowing it. I haven’t tested it so I’m not 100% certain but if you decide to upgrade Ubuntu to 16.10 or the most recent version, it should still have ipv6 disabled after upgrading. Now let’s get to it! Simply enter the following commands in your console:

sudo echo "net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1" | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/99-my-disable-ipv6.conf
sudo service procps reload
ifconfig

The ifconfig should not show any ipv6 address. A reboot is not required, but it won’t hurt either.

My dad hasn’t seen Breaking Bad

Today I found out that my dad has NOT seen Breaking Bad (yet). Even though I mentioned the show numerous times to both my parents and tried to convince them to at least try and see for themselves if they would like it or not. The fact that my dad has never done so, is, as you will all understand, totally unacceptable. Now I know that he’s mostly just interested in lawyer-related or detective TV-Shows, and I’m guessing that about 90% of them are British productions, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. On the contrary!! The Brits produce good quality stuff, and unfortunately often under-appreciated among the wider masses. Certainly my dad has a fine taste for good TV-shows, and that’s why I believe he shouldn’t miss out on one of the best shows ever made. I would love to give him the gift of ‘the Breaking Bad experience’. Now I know my dad, and there’s a big change that he won’t love it as much as I do, and also a reasonable chance that he will not like it at all! If this turns out to be the case than I will naturally be forced to disown him and remove his name and the rest of his family from my testament.

My dad recently asked me what show I was watching, so I told him I was watching a show about a law firm, since I know he loves those, but I immediately had to disappoint him because it would not make ány sense for him to watch Better Call Saul without having seen Breaking Bad first, due to the fact that it’s a spinoff. So he replied that he might perhaps some day, maybe, have a look at Breaking Bad. Sóów, he obviously needs a bit more convincing and that’s why I wrote this post. So, daddy dear, Breaking Bad is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most critically acclaimed TV-show all-time. Just saying dad, just saying…

The War Show 2017 (2doc)

Please forget about your worries for the day and have a look at the following documentary that was aired on national public Dutch television the day before yesterday. You can watch it when you click on “Read more”. The read more button should be visible below here somewhere. If you manage to find it, then CLICK IT! Just do it, it’s your duty. Make sure you watch it till the very end.

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Wifi networks on WAP321

I own a Cisco WAP321 wireless access point and it’s a pretty neat device because it allows you to create multiple different (separated) wifi networks. For home use that option is not really very interesting. Well unless you want guests in your house to use a different wifi network so that they won’t stumble upon you’re fileserver and find your huge collection of ‘out of the ordinary’ weird, cheap, really twisted, amateur and/or self-made porn. I’m certain there are ‘some’ of you out there where this could be a plausible situation. Not me of course, I don’t store any porn (myself), but I’m drifting off-topic so back to the WPA321.

Recently I received a list with funny names to call your Wifi network but I just couldn’t choose one in particular so I enabled to option to activate all the additional wifi networks on the device, and as of now my wifi network list is no longer filled with default modem names from all the neighbors, but looks like what you see on the image. I wonder if enabling that many networks will influence my main wifi network in a negative way due to interference or something. But then again, who cares I only use wifi for my phone, and to hack my neighbors wifi networks. Just kidding haha.

I’m seriously considering making an open wifi network with no password and monitor if and who is going to use it. Also it will send everybody who made a connection to a captive portal website and place something funny there but I haven’t been able to think of anything yet, but I will soon 🙂

What would you have done?

Last month, Reddit user Khemist49 made a truly unlikely find: a gold master source code disc of the original StarCraft. From 1998. At first, he didn’t know what to do with it. Ultimately, he sent it to Blizzard, who was very grateful to have it back. Khemist49 first came across the disc in a “box of Blizzard stuff” he purchased on eBay. He was shocked at what he saw: a CD-R that read “StarCraft Gold Master Source Code.”

Source code is a game’s underlying programming before it’s ever compiled and released. It’s often proprietary and is rarely made available to the public for fear of revealing company secrets. When Khemist49 first posted about StarCraft’s on Reddit, some people asked him to rip its contents and make them freely available, while others derided him as “scummy” for not doing so if he planned to try and make money off it. He wrote that the decision over what to do with it was driving him “crazy.”

After days of deliberation, Khemist49 said he heard from Blizzard directly. He said the publisher’s legal team had asked him to return the disc because it contained “intellectual property and trade secrets.” He sought legal advice about what to do, but ultimately decided to err on the side of caution and send it to Blizzard. For his troubles, he received a copy of Overwatch and $250 in Blizzard store credit. Cool. He figured that was the end of it.

But in an elated post last night, Khemist49 said that he received a phone call from a Blizzard employee. “He asked me if I have ever heard of BlizzCon,” wrote Khemist49. “I said well, yeah of course but it’s impossible for me to go. I live in the east coast, and the badges are always sold out before you can refresh the page. He said well, the reason we are calling you is to invite you to BlizzCon, all expenses paid, and we would love to take you out for drinks.”

Blizzard also mailed him a giant box full of Overwatch and Diablo PC peripherals and paraphernalia.

Speaking to Kotaku by email, Blizzard confirmed Khemist49’s story, saying the company “wanted to show an appropriate level of appreciation to the player for doing the right thing, not just from Blizzard, but on behalf of the large and active community of players who still enjoy StarCraft today.”

Moral of the story: If you find something you think somebody has lost or had taken from them, return it. Especially if you can verify that it belongs to Blizzard Entertainment.

 

How to install MP4Box on Ubuntu 16.04 Headless

MP4Box is a multimedia packager, with a vast number of functionalities: conversion, splitting, hinting, dumping and others. It can be used for performing many manipulations on multimedia files like AVI, MPG, TS, but mostly on ISO media files (e.g. MP4, 3GP). It is a command-line tool so it can be utilized by scripts like the php script that I want to use. MP4Box is included in the GPAC package.”

I want to be able to use a certain media hosting package but during installation it tells me that it will require MP4Box to continue. I tried installing it regularly (apt-get install mp4box) but that didn’t work. After doing a bit of research I decided to build MP4Box from scratch so that means compiling the source and here’s how I did that.

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