Daily Meditation | Let’s Meditate with Playne

I am involved in the beta testing for playne, a meditation game. While I had meditated many many times in my life, I had never done it consistently. That is, until Playne.

I got curious about doing it as a series, and here it is

This episodes talks about getting started with Playne

#01 – Getting Started

 

Let’s get started with Playne

#02 – Settling in

 

Settling into meditating daily

#03 – Time for meditation

 

Making time for meditation is important

#04 – Layers of the mind

 

The mind is like an onion – so many layers and it makes you cry.

#05 – Level 2

 

We get to level 2

#06 – Positive Changes

 

Have you started seeing positive changes?

#07 – One Week in

 

That’s one week of meditating daily. How do you feel?

#08 – Stick with it

 

There are definitely benefits to sticking to meditating daily

#09 –

Unfolding the Story | Let’s Play Epistory

The other day I stumbled across Origin All Access and saw that it had a bunch of games I wanted to play. One of these was Epistory, which had been in my wishlist for a long time. When trying the game out, I fell in love with it. It is absolutely a treat, so I decided to go through it as part of a let’s play.

#01 – Signal Fires

 

A meteor falls from the sky, and everything changes.

#02 – Forgotten Forest

 

We find a dark forest, forgotten and resistant.

#03 – Cold Shoulder

 

We witness another calamity, which once again changes everything.

#04 – Drowning Halls

 

Ice and water in these halls. Do we learn another language?

#05 – Spark

 

We stumble across Chapter 3 and another language

#06 – Creation City

 

Explore the rest of Creation City

#07 – Ice Mausoleum

 

We come across the Ice Mausoleum while exploring and delve into it.

#08 – Winds of Change

 

We run across Chapter 4 while exploring.

#09 – Shattered Isles

 

We go into the shattered isles and discover the fourth language.

Remembering Mars Beta 1 | Let’s Play Memories of Mars

“100 years in the future, something happened on Mars. Once frequently visited, it is now abandoned with some left behind. Explore and Survive the Red Planet.”

~ Memories of Mars

When I saw the game description on steam, I was intrigued. When they were giving out Beta keys, I volunteered and got myself a key. Following are videos put together from maybe around 10 hours of gameplay. Hope you enjoy

#01 – Exploring Mars

 

Random wanderings, musings and exploration of Mars.

#02 – Building a base

 

This is mainly the highlights of me figuring out and building a base on Mars 🙂

#03 – Beta 1 Highlights

 

Highlights from around 6 hours of gameplay over the Beta 1 Weekend.

Space Engineers Guides

#01 – Rdav’s AI Autominer Script

I had been pondering automated mining in Space Engineers for a long time and I need ponder no longer. I stumbled across this script one fine morning and have implemented it more than once. I absolutely love this script. This video covers how to set it up and various things to consider for maximum mining efficiency.

ZFS Deleting files doesn’t free up space

So I have a proxmox server on which I run a few VM’s and the other day it completely ran out of space. This was because of overprovisioning through thin volumes.

After much head scratching and metaphorically banging my head against a wall, here are the things I learnt.

Empty Trash

Local Trash

Make sure that have emptied the trash on the VM’s .Ubuntu has this issue and so might other distributions

Network Trash

If you have SAMBA enabled on your VM’s make sure that the Recycle Bin is not enabled. I have openmediavault running on a VM and I had to go through and disable the Recycling Bin. Make sure that the Recycle bin is emptied. They are hidden folders in the root of your shares.

Correct Driver & Settings

  • When setting up the hard drive for your VM, make sure you use virtio-scsi (or just scsi on the web interface).
    • If you disk is already set up using IDE or VirtIO,
      • Delete it. Don’t worry, it’s only deleting the link. The disk itself will show up in the interface afterwards
      • Double click on the unattached disk and select SCSI and Discard
      • You might have to fix the references to the drive in the OS
  • On the Device Screen, make sure discard is selected.

TRIM

Configure the OS to send TRIM commands to the drive

Linux

On Mount

You can pass the parameter discard to any mountpoint and the correct TRIM commands will be sent to the disk. HOWEVER, this is apparently a big performance hit.

To do the actual trim, run

$ fstrim /

OR to run fstrim on all supported drives

$ fstrim -a

Digital Ocean has a detailed post about setting TRIM and setting up a schedule etc.

Windows

My deepest apologies! Also, I don’t run Windows on any of my VM’s so I have no experience with it.

First Run | Let’s Play while True; learn() [DONE]

I stumbled across a let’s play series on this game on YouTube and was absolutely fascinated. I bought it and started playing it. It’s in early access and while it’s a little rough around the edges, I am enjoying playing it so far

#01 – Getting Started

Getting the hang of the game and getting involved with a startup.

#02 – Self Driving Cars

Getting involved with self driving cars.

#03 – Optimisin’

Lots of optimisations.

#04 – More Optimisin’

 

Try my hand at more optimisations and also complete one more task.

#05 – $2,147,483,648

 

Fail at completing a task because it’s just a little too slow. Run into a bug that puts me billions of dollars in debt, effectively ending my playthrough.