WPSR by Matthias PfefferleMatthias Pfefferle (notiz.blog)
Auf dem CloudFest Hackathon im März, hab‘ ich mich ein wenig mit Alain Schlesser über WordPress und Plugin-Entwicklung unterhalten. Alain meinte, dass er, wenn es das Plugin hergibt und es zeitlich möglich ist, immer zuerst eine generische Library bauen und diese dann über ein WordPress-Plugin...

Now I remember again why I don’t like touching WordPress plugins. It’s this accepted mess of not following any modern best practices. Good to see I’m not alone: https://notiz.blog/2022/05/15/wpsr/

I’m aware of the irony that I’m also using WordPress here. You see, it’s not that easy to get rid of a grown installation dating back to 2004 and convert it into something else.

Also yay for

Arms n legs burning. That was a proper workout at my pell ⚔️. Really out of shape. I’d like to blame this on a certain pandemic but that’d be a lie. Oh look, a drama filter effect…

Daedalic Entertainment (Daedalic Entertainment)
In Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes, players return to the world of adventure game hit Edna & Harvey: The Breakout. Be prepared to meet many old friends and discover many new hand-made cartoon locations, realized in full HD glory!

Lilli holding hands with all the Harveys each representing a certain prohibition from the grownups

Finished Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes. That was a fun sequel! No idea about the English version but the voice acting for the German version is superb. It may be a little bit short. Steam claims I spent 7.5h in it but I’m pretty sure that I left it running at some point to deal with real-life stuff.

Anyway, good point and click fun. Can recommend.

I really wasn’t sure when I started dabbling in back in 2016 but I’m glad I did. Articles like https://www.electrive.net/2022/05/10/renault-99-prozent-aller-zoe-akkus-noch-einsatzfaehig/ confirm that the choice I made with the is a good one. Ours is doing great. Sold the smaller one tho. There was simply no need for it any more. We drive way less nowadays.

My 2022 predictions from 2012 by @edent (shkspr.mobi)
Exactly a decade ago, I asked "Why Can't Red Dwarf Predict The Future?" That is - sci-fi writers can imagine interstellar travel and sentient computers, but they think the future will still involve developing film photographs, library fines, and 3-pin electrical plugs. At the end of the post, I said...

Ahahaha the microwave’s clock hits home. God’s I detest that thing. Ours is single knob operated and yes you get to move that rotary encoder for every feckin minute you want to add past midnight.

It’s easier to pull the fuse around midnight than dealing with this thing ever time a power hickup happens.

Fly Dangerous 5.0 was released and it is packed with new features like reflections on the ship, Steam leaderboards and ghosts! So you can basically race against yourself or others from the leaderboards!

As usual I gave it a spin and had a blast.

First things first though. The Linux version defaults to OpenGL and this resulted in like 25 FPS for me and the input of my X52 Pro (mapped as XBOX controller) was so laggy that I could sip coffee during each course correction. This was when I remembered the magic parameter -force-vulkan from other Unity games and from here it was smooth sailing. Eventually I ended up with the game start options obs-gamecapture for recording, mangohud for some FPS info and -force-vulkan for… well, FPS.

obs-gamecapture mangohud %command% -force-vulkan

As usual YMMV.

The flight mechanics changed a little bit and @jayleefaulkner explains this in great detail in the video Alpha 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2sn26HVY7o so I’m having a learning curve ahead of me… again!

Anyway, I’m not doing too bad after some rounds. Only issue left is that I can not disable the flight assist for some reasons. Probably a bad binding but I was eager to play so I went with it.

Fly Dangerous (on Linux PC) – with Vulkan

Oh and did I mention that this little gem is still for free and even opensource?

Hm… Diaspora: Shattered Armistice ( ) didn’t want to start any more. Found only this in the launcher:

The executable did not generate a flag file

Turned out my install was missing some 32bit lib:

ldd /home/beko/.local/share/lutris/runners/wine/lutris-ge-6.16-1-x86_64/lib/wine/i386-unix/openal32.dll.so
linux-gate.so.1 (0xf7eca000)
libopenal.so.1 => not found
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xf7c8f000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf7ecc000)

A dnf install wine-openal.i686 fixed this for me.

Yes, I know there is a native Linux PC version but it’s a pain in the neck to compile 🤷

Diaspora: Shattered Armistice (on Linux PC)