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Deadman’s Cross – Hidden Quests

Deadman's Cross

Having a hard time finding the hidden quests in Deadman’s Cross?
Here’s a list. Some are easier than others, for some you have to stumble onto the right path, for others such as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous simply skip all the doors so you can go up all the floors to find the door marked with a red cross.

3001 Hidden: I Am Legion 1 – Found in Barbacking 3 (Area 2)
3002 Hidden: I Am Legion 2 – Found in Thug Life 3 (Area 8 – unmarked)
3003 Keys to the City – Found in Fall of Faith 2 (Area 5)
3004 Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 1 – Found in Barbacking 5 (Area 10, door marked with an X)
3005 Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 2 – Found in Barbacking 6 (Area 10, door marked with an X)

And in case you haven’t tried out this game yet, go grab it for free in the Apple App Store or on Google Play and use my invite code to get a free special card: C5IQ0D5 (that’s a zero, not a capital letter O).

Mountain Lion on an older Mac

MLpostfactor

If you’re still stuck on Lion because your Mac isn’t compatible with Mountain Lion you might want to take a look at this project where people have created an app called MLPostFactor. It allows you to install Mountain Lion on pretty much any Mac that can run Lion. It’s still beta software and you have to know what you’re doing (which goes for most things in life) but it looks good, might have to give it a try on our old white iMac.

One emulator to rule them all

OpenEmu

Coming soon, looks sweet. Multiple emulators in one and a nice interface to manage the games.
For the brave or the impatient you can grab the OpenEmu source on github and compile it yourself.

Tekken Card Tournament

Tekken Card Tournament The Waiting Game

Yay, another freemium card game for the iPad.
Mini review: it looks like Tekken, is disguised as a card game, but is basically just rock, paper, scissors. With a non-working multi player mode. NEXT!

How to clear iTunes of all unused iOS apps

iTunes app cleaning

With so many apps you can try and discard on your iPhone or iPad you can get a huge library of them in iTunes as iTunes doesn’t delete them and keeps updating them even, and it’s a pain in the rear to have to manually go through them all to see which ones you use and which ones you don’t.

  1. Get rid of all the iOS apps in iTunes;
  2. Go to the app section in iTunes, select all, delete.

  3. Clear out any extra apps you may have;
  4. Quit iTunes and check the Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Mobile Applications folder for any remnants.

  5. Re-import the apps from your iOS device(s);
  6. Start iTunes again and File>Devices>Transfer Purchases from (the name of your iOS device), repeat for any iOS device you have.

And of course make sure to make a backup beforehand in case anything does go wrong.

Winamp for Mac

Winamp for Mac

This month’s edition of hell freezing over; an official Winamp for Mac.
10 years ago, when I couldn’t stand iTunes and thought it was the biggest pile of crap compared to the Windows version of Winamp, I would have been so happy if this got released. Now, not so much. For one iTunes in its current version is a different beast, it works perfectly for me. And this Winamp version is very much beta, just a barebones player without any options, no eye candy and not exactly a pixel perfect interface. No equalizer either. It’s only 0.81, so there’s hope, but maybe it’s just too little too late.

Spam training in Mountain Lion Server

spamtrainer

For some reason Spamassassin in Mountain Lion Server isn’t set up for scheduled spam/ham training, even though the hooks are there for it.
So you can a) configure that correctly and schedule it yourself or b) go for Spamtrainer, which works a lot smoother, automagically finds your spam and ham boxes and has enough options to run it as you please.
I really love the -i option which asks you a bunch of questions on how and when you want to run the training and then sets the schedule up for you.

Back from the dead

mountain lion server

The server is dead, long live the server. Well my trusty old Mac Mini decided to retire to the great beyond and kicked the bucket after 7 years. May it rust in peace. Unfortunately this meant my websites were down, as was my mail. The latter being slightly more important at the moment as I’m still looking for a job. Back in the previous decade I decided against getting the official OsX server software because back then it cost quite a lot (for home users anyway, dirt cheap compared to windows licensing) at $500 for 10 users and $1000 for unlimited users. Fast forward to 2013 and now it’s only $20 for unlimited users for Mountain Lion Server, so I decided to give it a try on my iMac to at least get a working mail server up. Which I did. Neat, and for less money than I’d previously paid for MailServe. Spamassassin, ClamAV, RBL, the works. Still some todo’s in that area, like setting up training for Spamassassin, but nice overall.
So I figured why stop there, let’s see what this puppy can do. Activated the web server, downloaded and installed MySQL which is not included, tweaked PHP a bit (apc is missing from the standard php setup, something I love to boost performance. I had to compile that from source to add it, I should make a follow up post for that) and here we are; back online and faster than before.
I’m sure there’s still a lot b0rked around the site, but so far so good.
Emphasis on the temporary solution as I still need a dedicated server for the lot but at least it’s all running for now.

Wait, what?

Steam beta

When I started Steam last week I was greeted by the above message which left me a little curious. I don’t recall signing up for any beta, so given my experience with the whole Steam program I think the Mac client was still a beta.
Haven’t had much time to play with it yet, I hope the back function finally works as it’s supposed to.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.