**** Cyborg Central ****

Old Androids Never Die, They Just Have A Few Screws Loose

Winter Wonderland

February 11, 2014


Thanks to the ice storm last week, CC was down for five days. We lost power, heat, the phone, as well as my car, which had a branch land directly in front of it, damaging the radiator, front bumper, and fans.

Another storm may be coming to dump a foot or so of additional snow on top of the foot of ice and snow we already have.

I apologise in advance if CC goes down again.


Target breach takes shape: Hints at malware and hackers – NBC News.com

January 17, 2014


"An aging, Windows XP Embedded-based POS operating system with insufficient virus detection capabilities may be at fault"

Thanks a lot, Microsoft. Your intentionally buggy, low-quality, suck-ass OS enabled these criminals.

It was time for big businesses to start looking at Linux point-of-sale systems YEARS ago. Maybe now they'll take things seriously. Probably not though; businesses only respond to one thing, the threat of loss of money.

Target should be on the hook to pay for all damage caused by their shitty choice of Windows.

via Target breach takes shape: Hints at malware and hackers - NBC News.com.


WTF Refs Live Up To Their Name

December 18, 2013


The WTF finally got the last day of the Taekwondo GP up and I must say, I am VERY disappointed with the officiating during Jade's final match. She got robbed on that last head shot.

Sure, 2nd isn't bad, but it's not gold either, is it?


Starbound Server

December 16, 2013


Anybody else playing the Starbound beta? :)

I've set up a public server on CC as a test. If you've got Starbound and want to try it, put in www.cyborgcentral.net as your multiplayer server and use "pants" as the password. Be sure to let me know if the server works for you or not!

It will be down occasionally for updates without notice, but shouldn't be gone for more than 20 minutes.


There I Fixed It

November 26, 2013


It was pointed out to me that I had a Commodore look to the site, so I just had to switch it over to Atari 800XL colors and font instead. :P


IRC Service

November 19, 2013


Looks like I can still get it up for you guys, it just takes a little longer these days. :P IRC server is up, available at ports 6667 and 7000 on irc.cyborgcentral.net. Have fun, hope to see you there.


Linux Games Are A Timesink

September 3, 2013


There are two things causing me to be so poky-slow working on my games. One is that I really don't like Javascript very much - it's a sloppy language and I much prefer SDL and C.

Two is that I have a serious addiction to indie games on my laptop, which is stealing time away from me. I blame Kerbal Space Program and Dustforce the most. :P


On Prism

July 9, 2013


Whether you think it brave or treasonous to reveal the extent to which the NSA has violated our privacy, one thing should be clear: any government that violates the law in order to find and punish criminals, is no better than the criminals themselves.


Revamp

June 13, 2013


I finally got tired of the old, crumbling infrastructure on CC, so I trashed the HD and rebuilt the server from scratch, trying to keep it minimal and functional.

Due to issues beyond my control I lost my email server, so if you had an email address on CC, it's gone and didn't work anymore anyway. What is available currently is a Onecloud node, which has file-sharing capabilities and an integrated streaming music player.

I'll be adding more services soon, but considering how underused this system is these days, it will probably not be anything requiring major effort. I will, however, be restoring my game prototype pages.