In Defense of the Burnout 3 Soundtrack

It seems that the whole of video games journalism seems to despise the soundtrack to Burnout 3: Takedown, claiming it to be the weakest link in an otherwise in a stellar 2004 GOTY candidate. That’s pretty much crap, it’s a nice time capsule of the time, full of emo-pop-rock that is now becoming nostalgic in our never ending pop/dance/rap world void of popular modern rock.

Danny’s GameCenter CX Episode Guide for

Direct streaming links to GameCenter CX episodes from

Season 1

GameCenter CX – Taito/Takeshi No Chousenjou
GameCenter CX – Koei/Angelique Trois
GameCenter CX – Capcom/Steel Battalion Special
GameCenter CX – Roommania
GameCenter CX – Starforce
GameCenter CX – Astro Robo SASA
GameCenter CX – Galaga
GameCenter CX – Door Door
GameCenter CX – Triple Konami Challenge
GameCenter CX – Super Mario Bros 1 and 2 Special
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Chico’s Tacos Recipe for Ex-El Pasoans

Homemade Chico's Pic stolen from Pinterest
Mmmm… Homemade

Chico’s Tacos Recipe for Ex-El Pasoans

Every now and then you need to satisfy your Chico’s craving, especially if you have left your hometown. Considering that El Paso is now the number 1 town people are leaving in the United States, and the Mora’s don’t seem to want to franchise anytime soon, there’s a whole lot of us out there that need our Chico’s. So here’s a recipe to get you through those tough times.

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Using fail2ban to Protect WordPress from Brute Force Attacks

Super quick guide on how to set up fail2ban to protect your server from WordPress brute force attacks. This guide assumes use of Apache and CentOS.

Install fail2ban if it is not installed already, then add this configuration file:


and these contents:

 failregex = ^<HOST> .* "POST /wp-login.php.*$
 ignoreregex =

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