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 Archive.org

GameCenter CX without spam, pop-ups, or redirects!

Some HEROES started uploading the Something Awful GameCenter CX fansubs to archive.org! So I’ve compiled this list of links modified from gamingcx.com to the new URLs over at archive.org so to avoid crappy ads.

There are a lot of episodes missing. If you have a good link to a stream from archive.org or any other streaming service that does not suck, please let me know in the comments.

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.

´┐╝This was originally posted on Alley Nomi’s Tumblr, but I’ve made a couple of adjustments. Continue reading

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:

/etc/fail2ban/filter.d/wp-login.conf

and these contents:

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

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Installing Holland Backup for mysqldump on CentOS (and now Ubuntu), ‘Cause the Other Guides Suck

All the guides on how to do this SUCK, so here’s my own.

First install the package:

# yum install holland-mysqldump

For Ubuntu, use this script:

#!/bin/bash
OS_VERSION=`lsb_release -i | awk -F ':' '{print $2}' | cut -f2`"_"`lsb_release -r | awk -F ':' '{print $2}' | cut -f2`
sudo wget -q https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/holland-backup/x$OS_VERSION/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add - >/dev/null
sudo echo "deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/holland-backup/x$OS_VERSION/ ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/holland.list
sudo apt-get update > /dev/null
sudo apt-get install -y holland holland-common holland-mysqldump > /dev/null

Then make the config file:

# holland mk-config  mysqldump > /etc/holland/providers/mysqldump.conf

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WrestleMania Weekend 2016

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“Remember this moment, when you’re grown you’ll tell your kids about this.” These words I overheard made me legit misty eyed.

So what can I say about WrestleMania? If you watched it on the network you know it was twisty turney. Watching it live was a very different experience, as the ring was so far away from us that we couldn’t hear much of anything. It was like we were all watching a silent movie and reacting to it. Despite the lack of audio, watching with so so so many die hard fans was awesome. I talked with so many really cool people from all over. Continue reading