Musings on zeros and ones

From LDAP to Samba

While my days of system administration are mostly a thing of the past, from time to time I miss getting my hands “dirty” with some real’ Linux work. As was the case when I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS box to Samba domain controller. Mainly, I was interested in having a single login…

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Your analysis, Mr Worf

Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity was released in 1995 by Spectrum Holobyte (later known as MicroProse). At a time when most Star Trek games, notably those from Interplay, were based off the original series, the game invites us into the TNG universe with a compelling mix of action and classic adventure…

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So, tell me about LOOM

Among some other games I recently rediscovered the 3.5” disc version of the LucasArts (née Lucasfilm Games) classic Loom. Released in 1990, this game is based on the same version of the SCUMM game engine used by The Secret of Monkey Island (see my earlier review). I had bought the game sometime in the mid-…

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What I’ve been playing

After last year’s odyssey through the vast lands of Skyrim was completed, I was craving some lighter forms of entertainment. Luckily, it was time for the annual Steam holiday sale, and so I was able to pick up a number of titles that had been on my wish list for a while. Portal 2 Last…

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On Exploring Tamriel

Last week numerous sources reported that Skyrim, the latest title in the Elder scrolls series, does not only contain the landmass for the eponymous province it is set it, but also those of previous titles such as Morrowind, Cyrodil, and Hammerfell. Since the player is normally not able to reach any of these areas, there…

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