Blast off! Oh that’s cheesy. If you’re into your code and you’re into your space you may be interested in hearing that the source code for the Apollo 11 guidance computer has been put up on GitHub: Apollo 11 Guidance Computer source code. Of course the internet is having its way with it right now, filing issues such as adding a pull request that provides an extension pack for picking up Matt Damon. There have also been some important typo fixes that were missed originally that the internet of course has now fixed. Other issues include a request to modernise the code by adding a Dockerfile. Finally there’s also a request to tidy up the repository, as having all of the source[…]

Like most of the posts on this site something’s been bugging me for almost years at this point (ok, a year.. probably less) and it’s finally pushed me over the edge to try to fix it. – My screen keeps going black, seemingly randomly whenever it decides it wants a breather. Let me preface I’ve got an NVIDIA GPU of some sort for the gaming and whatnot. It uses the NVIDIA GeForce control panel to sort its inner workings. If you’ve not got that you might be able to play along here but also you might be out of luck. Let me know in the comments if this helps either way. The quick summary is up there in the title. Whenever[…]

Just now I opened up my iPhone and had an ominous message window pop up “Passcode Requirement – You must change your iPhone unlock passcode within 60 minutes.” and an option to do it later or right now. As you may have guessed as you’re here, this was a bit odd. Was it some background app trying to get at my passcode, a cheeky website trying to exploit something? Nah, it’s just Apple. Basically it looks like they’ve upped the passcode strength from a 4 digit code to a 6 digit code. It seems all safe enough and whatnot but if you want to be absolutely sure tell it you’ll do it later then manually head on over to Settings[…]

Well here’s one to get into straight away! Recently tried activating Jetpack but had this pop up instead? Your Jetpack has a glitch. Something went wrong that’s never supposed to happen. Guess you’re just lucky: xml_rpc -32700 Try connecting again. Error Details: The Jetpack server could not communicate with your site’s XML-RPC URL. Please check to make sure is working properly. It should show ‘XML‑RPC server accepts POST requests only.’ on a line by itself when viewed in a browser and should not have any blank links or extra output anywhere. I’m betting either you have indeed blocked the xmlrpc file (and if you have why would you be here, you know what’s wrong!) or you are using CloudFlare? Basically the problem is that[…]

Well colour my face egg-white. I was complaining a bunch about Steam downloading slowly and it turns out there’s an easy fix if it’s on  Steam’s end and not your own. Now I’m guessing everyone and their dog knows how to solve this but in case you don’t know I thought I’d chuck up a little thing here. It’s quite a simple fix. Click up top of the Steam program “Steam” menu option and then Settings and then go to Downloads. Just change the server to another one that’s near by. For me the server it auto-selected was UK – London, which I’m guessing is overloaded as the piles of nerds such as myself download games and updates on a Friday night.[…]

Hello there folks. This may be a bit of an odd one to have on our fine and fair gaming site but I’d like to address a topic that was migrated here from our previous project, ICNerd. Zurker Zurker was said to be the social network made by and for the users. A user would get “vShares” if they either got people to sign up through a referral system or bought these vShares with real and actual money. vShares are fake shares in the company, with the idea that they’d be turned into real shares if the site ever got big enough to get an IPO (Initial Public Offering, basically the shares become available to trade on stock markets) A[…]

While I’ve not been able to get it just yet, reports are that Windows 8.1 is being rolled out as I type this. If you’re already on Windows 8 have a peek in the Windows Store and it should be there as an update. Fingers are very crossed that this fixes the issues we’ve seen in A fix for my Windows 8 laptop dropping wifi connection. Most notably of course the wifi dropping out for no apparent reason. Other things that have changed are that the Start bar is back! As I say I’ve not seen 8.1 yet but I’ll be sure to uninstall ClassicShell and give it a whirl, probably attach a video or something too. Obviously if you’ve[…]

Just a quick one I came across today – I’ve installed OpenVPN but I wasn’t able to find the easy-rsa directory that simplifies the process of creating a server hugely. If you’re here for the same reason, it’s because it’s not delivered with the install anymore. Good times! As pointed out by a user in the comments.. it’s in yum just in a separate package. Can’t believe I missed that trick! *facepalm*yum install easy-rsa I’ll leave the rest of the post here in case it’s ever needed by anybody, but yeah your standard install is in the EPEL yum repo.. Grab it here: I’m not sure why it was removed to be honest, and even more honestly I’ve not[…]

Note:  This only works in Varnish 3 – Varnish 4 removed the DNS director and we’ll have to wait on a VMOD or make one ourselves to get this working in version 4! Let’s say you’re wanting to host multiple websites on multiple backend servers and you want a single caching reverse proxy in front of all of them to make them super speedy. For example each of my sites lives in its own OpenVZ container for security purposes as well as super easy backups and restores if needed. Of course I could set up varnish in each container along with httpd and MySQL, however for a bunch of smaller sites this is less efficient than just having one beefy[…]

I received this delight of an email today out of nowhere from Zurker. I had actually forgotten all about it to be fair, but now I feel like I’ve accidentally become part of a cult. A newer article on this subject has been posted Return of the Zurker – Scam status confirmed(?) Update: Post updated. Please see the bottom of the article Hi Cohan, The premise behind Zurker has always been that it is a social network owned by the members who use it. Emphasis on “use it.” If you do not use Zurker, you are not entitled to co-own Zurker. You last came to Zurker 287 days ago. This is unacceptable. If you continue to refuse to support the[…]