y u no RSS?
y u no RSS? avatar

It seems my many RSS feeds are not responding properly from within Seamonkey. Only RSS feeds from phpBB forums seem to update. WordPress links as well as other sites that I follow refuse to update. I’ve tried deleting the folders and resubscribing but nothing happens. I might have to see if I have a working set either under my Linux install or on my laptop. I figure it’s either something with my browser or the entire internetz RSS (minus phpBB forums) is dead. Clearly the latter is more believable. :P

But yeah, need to get that fixed so I can spy on the entire world correctly. I am supposed to be subscribed to the entire internet after all…

Saturday was impromptu anime night with strangers
Saturday was impromptu anime night with strangers avatar

I got off work and like the good server owner that I am I checked my statistics. I played a bit of TF2, then headed to the cinema where I saw 4 people on. Two were in different theaters. The first one I went into was nothing but derp videos with deliberately horrid audio quality, the kind where you swear you’re going to go deaf. I decided to check out the other theater where it was just two guys watching anime. For some reason they thought it was cool that I was a server owner who happened to know what anime was, and didn’t turn out to be an annoying 12 year old there to dick around with them via admin controls. Apparently that isn’t normal? Anyways I sat down with them and enjoyed some anime via YouTube. I can’t remember the title of one we were watching, but it was pretty fun. It had explosions and swords. :O

I’m loving this gamemode more and more. :D

A serious problem under Linux regarding Steam
A serious problem under Linux regarding Steam avatar

A friend of mine shared this with me yesterday. PC World even picked up on the story.

If you’re a Steam fan running Linux, the last thing you’ll want to do in the next few days is mess with your Steam files. Users on Valve’s GitHub Steam for Linux page are complaining about a nasty bug that has the potential to wipe out every single personal file on your PC. Even worse, users say the bug will even wipe out documents on USB connected drives. So much for local backups.

That’s a pretty serious bug. I hope Valve gets on that ASAP.

+1 for Square Enix
+1 for Square Enix avatar

I found this to be an interesting article on Kotaku regarding an upcoming game called Life Is Strange.

Apparently Dontnod shopped the game around to a number of different publishers before going with Square Enix, and it turns out most of them wanted to change its protagonists into men. That would have been a real shame, but luckily it didn’t happen.

Not surprising that Square Enix would have no issues with female protagonists, considering they had no problem with the Tomb Raider reboot. It’s still rather disappointing that quite a few companies would want to change something as stupid as gender. I mean, it’s the 21st century and this is still a hurdle? Why would some of these companies think females are a risk? Maybe it’s just me, but I never looked at a character as the ultimate say in if a game is great or terrible. For me it comes down to gameplay, story, dialogue etc. If any of those attributes are met well enough they can still be great if the other attributes are lacking. Like say for example if a game has great gameplay but the storyline is dismal, or vice versa.

I hope this game does well, if only to shove it in the other companies faces.