Quest for Gaming

Securing your Linux system

Since I recently performed a fresh Arch Linux install on brand new hardware, I decided to delve into a somewhat new topic for myself, security. I am not saying that I know nothing about computer security, but previously I never delved any deeper into the topic than learning security best practices. This was my journey to teach myself computer security on a slightly more advanced level. Please don't take this as a tutorial on how …

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Categories: Privacy, Linux, Open Source


New Computer 2020

I have only used laptops for the last ten years or so, primarily because I used to live in a very tiny apartment where I would actually struggle to fit a desktop computer. Now I find myself with slightly more space so I have been purchasing parts over the last few months. In May in finally had all the parts and built my first desktop computer in ten years. I've been using it for quite …

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Categories: Linux, Open Source


Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

The 1980's gave us some very interesting and unique movies. The main protagonist would usually be an overly macho badass loaded with unrealistic guns and a bulletproof attitude. It also seemed to be a common movie plot that the apocalypse happened sometime shortly after the year 2000. And that's the premise of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.

Blood Dragon logo

This game has nothing to do with Far Cry 3, it just uses the same engine. The game …

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Categories: First Person, Science Fiction, Action


Spellforce

I am a big fan of both the RPG and RTS genres. Spellforce is a game that combine the genres, and does it well.

Spellforce Order of Dawn title screen

The original game, Spellforce: The Order of Dawn, was released in 2003. It had two expansions, The Breath of Winter, and Shadow of the Phoenix, both released during 2004. These days you can usually obtain the game with both expansions as Spellforce Platinum.

Rohen talking to you Hunters gathering food

Since this game is a mix of two …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


Removal of Google services

This website used to rely on several Google services, in particular Google Analytics for learning about visitors, and Google ReCaptcha to try and prevent spam on the Contact and Signup forms.

Google Analytics, in my opinion, tracks too much. It made use of cookies and JavaScript which tracked users across the website, analyzing behaviour. Learning about visitors is definitely useful, it helps to gauge the popularity of the website throughout the world, and what content …

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Categories: Web Development, Privacy


Arch Linux Philosophy

I've been using Arch Linux as my main operating system for close to 7 years now. Over the years I have seen a lot of people struggle with Arch Linux, and it would be a lie if I say that I also didn't struggle at first. When I first tried Arch Linux I was also fairly new to Linux in general, which means it was probably a bad choice on my part to try out …

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Categories: Linux, Open Source


War for the Overworld

Back in the late 90's, we were blessed with a most unusual and awesome game. It was called Dungeon Keeper. It was a game where you were the evil mastermind that constructed dungeons filled with traps and evil creatures, and lured the goodly heroes to their doom. I have no idea how many hours I put into this game. Then came a sequel, Dungeon Keeper 2, with 3D graphics and a vastly refined gameplay. There …

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Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy


Banished

I've always enjoyed games where you simply manage a town or empire. These games will sometimes not have a clear goal except to just manage your town. Banished, released in February 2014, is one such game.

Banished title

Most games within this genre usually have some kind of goal to work towards, either in terms of reaching a level of population, income or size of your town. However, Banished offers no such goals. Instead, you start out …

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Categories: Strategy, Simulation


Change to email

Currently, this website is relying on Google for all automatic emails. When you register a new account, request a password reset, or use the contact form for this website, there are emails sent. These emails are currently sent via Google email service and this is something I want to change. Google is known for being a hoarder of information, and I'm not comfortable with that. The plan is to migrate to ProtonMail (opens in a …

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Categories: Privacy


Soulbringer

Soulbringer is a fantasy RPG that was released in 2000 and I originally got the game about half a year after release. When I first tried the game I actually didn't like it, mostly because I had not read the game manual and didn't understand the interface or even basic gameplay elements.

Soulbringer title screen

The interface is unusual, and might feel a bit clunky when you first start playing. I actually gave up after just a few …

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Categories: Role Playing Games, Fantasy


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