Removal of Google services
Posted by: Daerandin 2020-04-28 17:23:51 0 comments
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.
Categories: Web Development, Privacy
Arch Linux Philosophy
Posted by: Daerandin 2020-04-21 20:53:14 0 comments
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 …View full article
Categories: GNU/Linux, Free Software
War for the Overworld
Posted by: Daerandin 2020-02-23 22:16:04 0 comments
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 …View full article
Categories: Strategy, Real Time Strategy, Fantasy
Posted by: Daerandin 2020-02-10 21:51:22 0 comments
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.
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 …View full article
Categories: Strategy, Simulation
Change to email
Posted by: Daerandin 2020-01-26 23:26:44 0 comments
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 …View full article
Posted by: Daerandin 2020-01-21 22:36:58 0 comments
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.
The interface is unusual, and might feel a bit clunky when you first start playing. I actually gave up after just a few …View full article
Categories: Role Playing Games, Fantasy
Slackware on Raspberry Pi
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-11-12 21:42:23 0 comments
I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ which I so far have not really done much with. I did install Retropie (link opens in a new tab) on it, which lets you emulate old game systems. However, I ended up not having any interest in actually using it for that purpose, probably since I can do that same on my regular computer. So I'm going for somehing else, something that interests me to a …View full article
Categories: GNU/Linux, Free Software
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-10-13 15:08:04 0 comments
Shenzhen I/O is a programming game, released in November 2016. You take on the role of an electronics engineer, designing curcuits and coding them.
Of course, there is a lot more to the game. There is a story in the game, although I have to admit that I never really took the time to learn the story. I just wanted to work on the programming challenges because that's what the game is all about. You …View full article
Categories: Programming, Puzzle
Batman: Arkham Knight
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-10-06 20:08:20 0 comments
Arkham Knight was released in 2015 and is the finale to the Batman Arkham series. It was released for consoles as well as PC, however the PC version suffered from performance issues and other bugs. It was even pulled from online sales for a while until they could fix it up.
I am a big fan of the Arkham series, and have been since the first game, Arkham Asylum. When this game was announced, I …View full article
Categories: Adventure Games, Action
Posted by: Daerandin 2019-08-23 21:20:26 0 comments
I did previously do an article on Linux, and I figure there might be some people who are interested in seeing the setup I use for myself. As I probably have mentioned a few times before, I only use Linux. The server that this website is served from is running Debian (link opens in a new tab), one of the oldest Linux distributions that is still under active development. It is not THE oldest still …View full article