About 2 months ago, I pledged for a Kickstarter called The Necronomicon Gamebook : Dagon, which is essentially a game book where you encounter first hand the horrors as told by H. P. Lovecraft himeself. This game book is an adaptation of The Cthulhu Mythos: Dagon, The Festival and The Hound with a Dreamlands section in the book with extracts from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Overview The digital version of the book was released to the Backers yesterday and I had some time to go through the materials.

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I recently purchased an RPG called The Operators that lets you play as Ethan Hunt or Jason Bourne in a techno-spythriller. It was on Kickstarter in November 2017 by Samjoko Publishing, which I did not participate in however I came across it recently when I was checking out new RPGs out in the wild. The author, Kyle Simons is best known for his previous game, Worlds in Peril for bringing the comic book world to life that was based on the Apocalypse World system.

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Recover Archlinux Kernel

My recent kernel upgrade for my ArchLinux server failed because my /tmp folder was full and the package manager couldn’t use the /tmp folder to build the necessary modules and tools. Despite knowing this, I decided to reboot the server anyway and that’s when I saw the dreaded kernel panic message making my server completely unusable. However, I knew my data was still safe on the server, it just couldn’t boot up so I did what any geek would do, I decided to fix it.

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I’m working on a new project involving a Raspberry Pi Zero W running ArchLinux ARM. The Pi Zero W, being with only 512MB RAM is having issues performing a task I need that must be done in memory using the vendors command line app. I could rewrite the vendor’s app to be able to run on the 512MB RAM but I’m keeping that for the future. Aside this, there might be other apps that need a little more RAM.

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Once my ArchLinux Raspberry Pi was up and running with the wireless connection, I now configured to do roaming profiles. Since I will be using this Raspberry Pi in a few locations, having them connect to different wireless networks is a must. The steps to get roaming working is as follows Using the instructions from wireless, create as many profiles as you want however, DO NOT start or enable any of the proiles.

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Archlinux MDNS

Once all the necessary configuration for ArchLinux ARM is up and running, it’s time to access it over the network. Since I’m on an DHCP network, its best if I can access the Pi without needing to know the IP in advance. This is where mDNS comes in useful. mDNS in short allows you to resolve the name of your machine without needing a nameserver or extra domain. Just by appending .

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After installing ArchLinux ARM on my Raspberry Pi Zero W and getting the wireless up and running, I reset my keyring using pacman-key --init because pacman told me so. However, this messed up my entire keyring for ARM packages and nothing could get it working again. After some Googling, I found a solution provided by some kind soul who encountered a similar problem. The command to fix your keyring for ArchLinux ARM is

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Vicknesh Suppramaniam

Gamer, Writer, Evil GM, Tinkerer, Does IT stuff too

All round geek

Malaysia