Michael P. O'Connor archive
Date : March 2021

Well the rumors were true, the PS3, PSP, and Vita stores are closing down.

Categories: Games, Geekdom, Technology
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Published on: March 29, 2021

I just got an email from Sony stating that they are going to indeed close the store. We are closing PlayStation™Store on PlayStation®3 on July 2nd, 2021 and on PlayStation®Vita devices on August 27th 2021. Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) will also retire on July 2nd, 2021. They further go on to[…]

NFT are stupid and I guess the next step from digital games, and bit coin.

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Published on: March 26, 2021

I don’t understand people wanting to “own” things that don’t exist, things that are only digital have no real existence and the value can be sucked out of them at a moments notices. It is scare that people are trying to build an economy on things that are only bits in some computer system. Some[…]

Trying a new email client

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Published on: March 24, 2021

I have never been a fan of web mail. So I still use local mail clients. Right now I am trying a new mail client on my system, it is claw-mail. It seems to be working out well, there are a few more things I would like to get setup in it, but so far[…]

I am so glad I never when digital with my games

Categories: Games, Geekdom, Technology
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Published on: March 22, 2021

With the news Sony is closing down the stores for the PS3, PSP, and the Vita it makes me so glad I never fell for the stupidity of going digital with my game collection. Below is my game collection, nice and safe from any digital store shutting down. This should be a warning to those[…]

BGE really needs to get their act together

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Published on: March 18, 2021

Today we had a 3rd power outage for the week, I am sure some 3rd world countries have more stable power then we have with BGE.

Setup my first VLAN on my home network

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Published on: March 15, 2021

Well with the news of the new cyber security issue facing the US that came out today. See here While I am confident that where I work has things in place to help prevent this, one can never be to paranoid. So to protect my home network just in case, I setup a VLAN for[…]

Happy Pi Day all

Categories: Geekdom
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Published on: March 14, 2021

Hope you made a good Pie to celibate Pi day. I will be making a dutch apple pie later today for Pi day.

Time to make a real network eng cry (that such a mess, what the heck are you doing there?)

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Published on: March 13, 2021

This is the core of my network, Here you will see at the top my Unifi USG router, with the main WAN going out to my Verizon FioS modem, and the second WAN going out to a WiFi access point, that connects to my T-Mobile Hotspot as a fail over in case my Verizon connection[…]

Yet another Power failure from BGE today.

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Published on: March 12, 2021

I wish BGE could keep the power on more then a few days. Today at 11:30pm we had yet ANOTHER power failure.

To make my life easier on all my computers

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Published on: March 12, 2021

Since I have played around with the NAS, I had the thought I should share out my main data directory on my main computer, and then mount them on all my computers. This way I don’t have to worry about scp the file over do the work and then scp it back. This way I[…]

Backing up my data to the NAS

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Published on: March 11, 2021

Along with the other backups I do of my data; I use SpiderOak for off sight, and also sync it with MS one drive [Yes Linux data being synced to OneDrive], I also take a tar.gz backup of it, and store in the local computer, then scp a copy of it to a file server[…]

Next steps on my network

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Published on: March 10, 2021

I have 2 Raspberry Pis (as I have talked about a lot and they are doing network services for me) I am not using m the external hard drive I had attached to my PS4 Pro a while back so I cleaned up games from it, and also from the external drive that I will[…]

Game devs need to make demos more interesting.

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Published on: March 9, 2021

I been watching a lot of streamers and apparently they are doing a game called outriders. And watching the streams, it does not seem like I want to play it. All the streamers are doing the same thing hour after hour. They run down a hill turn left then run a bit turn right run[…]

Working on figuring out how to add even more stability to my network.

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Published on: March 8, 2021

Well had another power failure (BGE has very bad at keeping the power on) So I have bout my modem, the router and the main switch, on a UPS. Since the DHCP and DNS servers are on Raspberry Pie I have a 30K mah battery pack I have not been using since we stuck in[…]

BGE sucks

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Published on: March 7, 2021

Yet another power failure by them no wind no rain no snow clear weather and yet another power failure. I wish they would fix the bloody power they can not keep the power going. Why do we even pay them if they suck so bad

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