I stumbled across this game on gamejolt.com and tried it out. It sucked me in and I was smitten. See what happened.
#01 – Shipwrecked
We find ourselves shipwrecked on an island we don’t recognise. Let’s explore
#02 – Heading East
What’s over there in the east of the island? I get stuck, and think it’s all over, but there is more.
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
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.
“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.
#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.
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.
Make sure that have emptied the trash on the VM’s .Ubuntu has this issue and so might other distributions
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.
Configure the OS to send TRIM commands to the drive
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.
My deepest apologies! Also, I don’t run Windows on any of my VM’s so I have no experience with it.
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.