The monkey theme has evolved into chickens. I’m developing theories as to who is pushing which agenda, and am starting to pinpoint the main simian / galline antagonists. To think, once it was only horses. Now it’s all-out creature conflict.
We continue the simian theme this week, a logical extension of the monkeys in makeup thing. I’m pretty sure they’re not related, and yet it’s a subject we keep coming back to. Someone is perhaps harbouring a desire they’re not telling us about.
We had an unusually chatty night last night. Not quite sure why, but it made for some strange conversation. Shaven monkeys feature heavily by way of a tenuous link taken well beyond any reasonable association. And why not, because it’s funny.
Okay, so maybe I won’t be writing a diary every week. Since the return we’ve had a Grim Bash (Grimmie, where’s the post on that, eh?) and a weekend where we just weren’t funny. I know, it’s difficult to believe. Last night we were back on form though, and I have a cryptic set of notes to prove it. All I have to do is translate them.
For a while the Friday Diary was a staple of the 5punk front page, delighting us with tales of our hilarious Friday gaming sessions. Then two-and-a-half years ago, for reasons of procreation, they had to be suspended. But no more! I am once more in a position where I can ignore my children in order to make people on the internet laugh.
FatherJack sets his phasers to bum as he docks with space sims and unleases his load at why they are so bloody complicated.
Games in general are getting easier to play, with tutorials and on-screen hints sometimes extending hours into the gameplay, but one genre seems to have bucked this trend: the space sim.
In this second article I will detail all the steps required to get your newly set up Pi playing and obtaining content, as well as discuss some options for customisation. Many of the topics are entirely optional, so feel free to use as little of as many of these as you desire.
This part will focus on configuration, customisation, tweaks and managing content – by which I mean video content. While it is possible to get your Pi to do far more than play video (while still keeping the media centre functionality) such as play emulated games, those topics are best left to a potential, later guide.
In this short series of articles I will detail everything you need to build your own media centre from the affordable and compact Raspberry Pi. I will focus on doing things as simply as possible in order to get up and running quickly without too much technical detail, but will add more advanced sections as optional extras.
Part one will focus on getting the hardware set up and the initial configuration so that you can get the Pi plugged in, displaying correctly on the TV and ready to start playing any media you already have available. Later parts will discuss adding additional media, the various addons you can install and more advanced topics for tweaking the system.
This weekend saw the annual return of Anery’s Not Bash, a long weekend of beer, board games, and bacon. As usual it was a small affair, with Anery, Pnut and me for the most part, but that was more than enough to keep us entertained.
On Friday 5punk.co.uk was ten years old, and this weekend I’ve been writing about peoples’ memories of them. While I’ve been doing that I’ve found that much of what I’ve been writing tends to segue off towards our in-jokes and collective sense of humour. It should have come as no surprise really, since games are merely the catalyst which brings us together. The heart of 5punk is in its members, its community, be that in thee games, on the forums, on Teamspeak, or in person.