Back to the.. Spring RTS!

October 25th, 2010 2 comments

Recently I bought and also played StarCraft 2. It’s a neat game, good graphics and nice story line.. but omgomgomg – how inferior that game and its user-interface is compared to Spring RTS!

So I started to play some Spring again (with Fleur and Wolf and Eifeltrampel) and I have to say… it’s still the best RTS I know!

Sadly, there are way less players active than there used to be.. I hope that changes again soon, especially because winter is coming. In the mean-time we’ve been training against a brand new AI called E323AI, written by a friend of ours – and it’s amazing! Great job, Error323 – we’ve gotten our butts kicked more than once! :D

And of course, the game still supports (and seems to have stabilized) LUA widgets and gadgets. So I’ve been fiddling a bit recently (and especially during this weekend with Eifeltrampel) with that. It has become a nice collection already. Many widgets tweaked, some enhanced or fixed. I’ve created a git-repository and uploaded everything here:

http://git.develz.org/?p=spring-lua.git;a=summary

PS: I’ve been a bit busy lately, but I’m feeling confident that I would like to write some more in the near future :)

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Quote of the day

March 16th, 2010 No comments

< thermoman> digicow: I’m gonna train my children to say sudo instead of please

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Show me your colors

February 25th, 2010 3 comments

If terminal applications keep the main part of a computer session, customizing their configuration files makes them looking nicer and improves the use of them.

To follow the first post about the dot files configuration files, I continue to publish mines and add those for the X terminal, screen and ncmpcpp.

Let’s share your colors!

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Notes about: CUPS & Samba & Windows

December 29th, 2009 No comments
  • CUPS states that printer names may contain any printable characters except “/”, “#”, and space. But if you intend to also share that same printer through Samba you might want to make sure the name you choose also does not contain certain characters (any of %<>*?|/\+=;:”,) invalid for Samba…
  • If you ever intend one day to delete a printer in CUPS (because you cannot rename them) you should also adhere to that Samba name-restriction because otherwise you may not be able to do so – at least not with the administration interface…
  • How the frack do you make a Windows Vista show computers in the same network but not in the same “workgroup”? Changing the “workgroup” of a Windows computer really still needs a reboot? Jesus..
  • The network printer shows “Access denied, unable to connect” in Windows?
    Then you should add

    use client driver = yes

    to the printers section of smb.conf…

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Quote of the day

December 15th, 2009 No comments

“It wasn’t your fault, [...] wasn’t your fault! If I had never been in your life..”

“Fuck you! If you hadn’t been in my life I wouldn’t be who I am. You’ve given me confidence… and the support. You’ve been the one constant – the one constantly good thing in my life!”

Dexter, s04e12.

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What is love?

November 3rd, 2009 No comments
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Debian: luks cryptoroot and the change of boot device

November 3rd, 2009 No comments

Hello,

some days ago I installed my incredibly cheap, powerful and nice new mainboard, CPU and RAM (AMD AthlonII X4 620, Biostar TA785G3, 4GB DDR3-1333 (7-7-7-20)).

Having used my old hardware for quite some time now (AMD Athlon XP 2500+ @ 2100, DFI AD77 Infinity) I decided to get new hardware. Basically the decision was not driven by the need for speed but rather by the nifty virtualization features current CPUs provide.

Checking the market revealed that for no obvious reason Intel decided against the users and all CPUs not costing the rough equivalent of a small car are out of scope. So I was with AMD, again. That’s a good thing because AMD thought that it is a good choice to have only 1 basic CPU layout and sell the partially broken chips with deactivated broken parts for less money under different names.

This means that next to every CPU they sell right now whether it is named Athlon X2, Athlon X3 or Phenom or even Sempron is in fact a complete Phenom II with deactivated parts. The parameters for deactivation are AMDs secrets…

So I bought a 4core CPU with a deactivated 3rd level Cache: AthlonII X4 620

I wanted to keep my old hard drives and the rest of the machine, at least for now.

So I thought I’d rip out the old stuff, tighten the screws of the new stuff boot up and be ready!

No… that was not the thing that was about to happen… After having everything put in the right place the machine tried to boot but was unable to find the right logical volume (lvm) because the new boards PATA/IDE device was now called /dev/hdc instead of /dev/hda!

Read more…

A bit SSL Security…

October 26th, 2009 No comments

I have moved a few services to the SSL-secured area on the webserver of develz.org. Most notably the WordPress Admin area, the Site Stats and also the new WebMail interface.

Of course I am not going to pay for an officially accepted SSL certificate. You can either accept the site certificate automatically offered to you by your webbrower or install the self-signed CA certificate which is available here.

Note about the Site Stats: Everybody who can write articles can view the stats. Just log in with the user-name and password you use for the Blog.

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Webmail interface available now!

October 26th, 2009 2 comments

Alright, alright.. I finally installed a webmail interface :)

In a short time I only had a look at three options: Horde, SquirrelMail and RoundCube

A whole framework with online-office functionality would be a bit much for simple emailing – so I decided against Horde.

And keeping up with all the exploits and problems about SquirrelMail is just too exhausting.

RoundCube it is! Nice, smooth and simple user-interface. KISS – address-book and spell-checking being the only gimmicks :D

I added a link in the Meta section on the bottom right shown after logging in to the Blog. Everyone already having a mailbox enabled can immediately log in. Anyone interested pass me a note – it just takes a few seconds to enable your access.

Enjoy!

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Dotfiles

October 24th, 2009 4 comments

Hello here.

As a first post, I wish to initiate some kind of melting pot for our dotfiles configuration files.
I mean that we can share together the configuration of our common applications, and find the magic tip we never know, or simply discover new tools through the neighbor files.

I begin for now with the three well known Zsh, Vim and Mutt. You can browse my dotfiles configuration files here.
More configurations will income soon. But I need to extract it, make it presentable and remove personal informations from it.

Feel free to comment!

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