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.
The first casualty is innocence (and 12 million people)
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.
Not bad for a Manchester girl.
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.
Did I draw my eyebrows straight?
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.
Laughter not guaranteed.
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.
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.
Actual 5punkers, the handsome devils
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Tagged 10 years, 5punk, beards, birthday, City of Heroes, community, D&D, Eve online, horses, memes, Shadowrun, SLA Industries, World of Warcraft
Yesterday 5punk.co.uk was ten years old and I wrote about some of the games we’ve played and peoples’ memories of them. In celebration we played some games last night – lots of us did, maybe twenty at one point. In order to get all those people together we had to find games we all had, and it comes as no surprise that those games were all first person sh0oters. Maybe it’s because they’re easy to pick up because they’re mechanically similar, maybe it’s because they’re convenient to drop in and out of with any number of players. Either way, shooters are so popular among 5punkers that today they get their own article.
Once we had our own servers.
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Tagged 10 years, 5punk, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 3, BEEF, birthday, Call of Duty, Chivalry, CoD2, CoD4, CoD:UO, Counterstrike, Joint Ops, Planetside 2, shooters, source, SWAT 4, Tactical Intervention, tournament