LiteCoin Block Reward Halving Soon!

LiteCoin is going from 25 to 12.5 coins per block reward at block 1,680,000.

This is going to happen in approximately:

-18Days -1Hours -28Minutes -57Seconds

This is only an estimate – to see it on CoinGeko check out here:

https://www.coingecko.com/en/explain/litecoin_halving

What does this mean for those that HODL their LTC?!

Hopefully that means the value will spike up considerably because it’s become that much harder to obtain more Litecoin!

Please spread the message “Don’t Drive Drunk or Drugged!”

My letter to the Riverside County District Attorney:

I wanted to reach out and see what we are doing about the ongoing DUI problem in our state & specifically our area.

My uncle, George Mouratidis, was one of the people killed by a drunk driver on the 2019 Memorial Day weekend…one of 34 deaths and 1099 DUI arrests that weekend it seems.
(https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/california/34-killed-1099-arrested-for-dui-in-california-through-start-of-monday-memorial-day-weekend/103-39d6bf21-6b7d-4d43-83b2-4093a3a05566)

A great family man…of all the people in the world I knew, was the least deserving of such a tragic, and abrupt, end. He leaves behind his two children and my mother to now fight a custody battle with their biological mother over the children she and my uncle were raising. We haven’t even the proper chance to grieve because of this Family Law mess, and wouldn’t even be in this life changing situation had it not been for a drunk driver that day. What can we expect to see served as justice to a person that has ruined the lives of multiple people…forever?

5/26/19 (Accident happened around 4:10AM Sunday Morning)

https://www.pe.com/2019/05/27/driver-arrested-after-suspected-dui-crash-on-15-freeway-in-corona-kills-a-lake-elsinore-man/ -> My uncle worked 3 jobs on his way home from his last delivery that night.

http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/cgi-bin/iisinfo.acu?bkno=201919322G -> Drunk driver bailed out same day…with a court appearance 7/25 ?! Must be nice to walk free while my uncle is dead, and we’re dealing with an emotional and legal nightmare.

The statistics are scary, and many people are getting killed by careless DUI drivers. We punish other crimes more severely it seems…I don’t understand how people can get off with as little as 4 years when they clearly must be aware of the risks of drunk/drugged driving. There are multiple ride-share services, cabs, motel/hotel, sleeping in car, and so many other options (stay home and get smashed perhaps?). In 2019 – it’s simply a person’s clear choice to endanger their lives and of others. The justice served to these DUI criminals is unequal. I won’t list all of them…but here are a few recent ones that stuck out.

This person gets only 4 years? What about the lifetime sentence they give to the families of the person(s) they kill/injure?

https://www.pe.com/2018/09/21/x-4/ -> It’s called “DUI Gross negligent manslaughter here”. What makes it “gross negligence” vs “murder”? This lady was more innocent than the guy on meth from June 4th? Previous convictions appear to be required to try for DUI Murder…do we really want to WAIT and see these DUI killers end more innocent lives? I have read the legal definitions to be certain, but it seems the penalties these killers are getting away with are way too light.

Even more disturbing is that these people can bail out the same day! Who knows…go home and get drunk/high some more and drive because they are facing legal problems now..If they blew a .08 or above, it would seem like enough evidence to hold them until their trial at least. I can appreciate the “innocent until proven guilty”, but what part of a scientific test to determine BAC results can be disputed? Clearly they were intoxicated at, or above, the legal limit.

5/13/19:
https://patch.com/california/lakeelsinore-wildomar/woman-struck-truck-91-freeway-corona -> Hit and Run DUI killer
http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/cgi-bin/iisinfo.acu?bkno=201917623G -> gets out on bail same day.

5/25/19:
https://riversidecountynewssource.org/2019/05/26/speeding-dui-possible-factors-in-fatal-menifee-crash/ -> Killed Frank Dominguez the day before another drunk killed my uncle the following day.

6/3/19:
https://ktla.com/2019/06/03/15-year-old-girl-killed-in-head-on-suspected-dui-crash-in-temecula-19-year-old-driver-arrested-chp/ -> Killed 15 year old girl bails out in under 24-hours:
http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/cgi-bin/iisinfo.acu?bkno=201920268G

6/4/19:
This guy gets lots of news coverage and they want to charge him for Murder though…(as they ALL should be). He killed one person and injured others. Why does his killing of a person while DUI get these charges vs others see lesser sentences because their cases aren’t on the televised news?
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Riverside-County-Temecula-DUI-15-Freeway-Crash-510923311.html

All of the above examples resulted in the death of 1 person. I hope we can see equal justice in our country against people that, frankly, have NO excuse for driving under the influence of anything. They all killed someone because of their lack of judgement. No different (in my opinion) if they randomly shot a loaded gun in to the sky, and it killed someone. Sure they didn’t “Mean to kill that person” – but it’s equally as stupid in 2019 that someone would do such a thing. It’s VERY obvious that the results are likely going to hurt or kill someone.

What’s the biggest kicker? It seems that NONE of the Drunks die, or suffer much, compared to the victims they hit. Most of them are barely injured (if at all like the case in my uncle – she “hurt her wrist” while my uncle was DOA in a flipped 2018 Toyota Tacoma with “Cardiac Arrest – Failed to resuscitate”).

Please help get these killers off the street. Nobody should have to suffer the loss of a loved one because of anyone else’s poor choices. Drinking/Drugged driving is 100% preventable = Zero Excuses. It’s 2019 with TV, radio, internet, schools, organizations (MADD + others) that spread enough information that nobody can claim ignorance to the effects of drunk driving.

Thank you for your time – I pray we can fix this issue…People are scared to drive around here now, especially after June 4th.

***

In summary to my letter from above:

DO NOT DRIVE WHILE INTOXICATED!

If you are so inclined – Please check https://www.gofundme.com/texp6-george

Anything (especially prayers) would be greatly appreciated.

added-sip-alg-tester

SIP ALG tester is NOT online. I had to take it down because people were abusing it unfortunately. It MIGHT come back if I can mitigate the malicious activity from the n00bs that spam a helpful service in hopes for what exactly? Dumb folks always screw it up for everyone :/

Forked ScummVM-Emscripten port for DOS Games

I tried to compile the ScummVM-Emscripten port by juj without initial success. So…I had to hack up the configure script and a file (forbidden.h) to make it work with Ubuntu 18.04 Emscripten 1.38.27 (latest at the time of this post).

https://github.com/gr33k/emscripten-scummvm

I haven’t modified it more than that though…overall the project looks abandoned and hasn’t been improved or documented very well (i.e. where is scummvm.ini? How to package games correctly and autostart them. Full screen? pssh).

I’m working on tweaking the games to see if I can get Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders FM-Towns version (the only 256 color version with great sound) working in my DOS Games section.

I’ve added quite a few games to this section and will continue to add some more 🙂

Updating DOS Games Section

For those of you that love the old DOS Classics and/or grew up playing them – We’ll I have a taste of some of that which you can play in your web browser:

Check out the “DOS Games” section at the top Menu!

(Firefox tends to work better than Chrome, but you can usually use either with good results.)

There are a couple of projects that use Emscripten…This allows you to compile C code to Javascript…so you can get something like DOSBox, ScummVM, etc working!

https://github.com/dreamlayers/em-dosbox (Standard Emscripten Port)
https://github.com/yksoft1/dosbox-0.74-2-em (YKsoft1’s Fork w/ MT-32)
https://github.com/yksoft1/dosbox-x-vanilla-sdl (YKsoft1’s Fork of Dosbox-x)

Once you get it compiled, you can get fullscreen web-browser gaming that looks like this:

The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island

If it wasn’t for DOS games, I would have never had such a big interest in computers when I was a kid. It was only due to the complex configuration that was required for each game (some times more, even involving bootdisks) that made me learn. It was difficult at first, but as with anything – gets easy with familiarity. Compiling this stuff is another story … lol.

Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail

Growing up I couldn’t afford (or knew that it existed actually…) a Roland MT-32 sound card/interface. I, like most folks, had a Sound Blaster. Being able to play these games with Roland MT-32 is huge difference sometimes. There is also the Gravis UltraSound which was also great, but I never had. You can play these different games with different sound cards enabled.

Unfortunately, the MT-32 emulation is great on PC, but a bit laggy (for now) in the web browser DOSbox emulation. This is why I’ve put up 2 types (and also for comparison) of the two for some games.

 

Circuits Edge

For the record – those screenshots are all from the fullscreen mode games…not some other emulator! If you run the non-mt32 versions…the games are quite playable. If you have a joystick connected – SDL will likely detect it too (Great to Red Baron!).

As far as copyright ownership – Abandonware is a grey area as I understand…but if anyone contacts me to take down any content…(Really? you can’t download or even save here…it’s more to get people to buy your game from GOG or other place!)…I’m happy to do so 😉 Most of these games have value to those who had them back in the day I would assume, so they already purchased these games.

P.S. -> Keep checking back for updates. I like to work on this on my spare time, so you will see more stuff pop-up here and there!

How to fix broken install button phpBB 3.2 with Nginx

It looks phpBB 3.2 is no longer super friendly with Nginx unless you put a specific entry in your server block…And by not super friendly…I mean you can’t even install the damn thing anymore with a standard server block configuration!

However, All you have to do is add this after one of the locations in there:

        location /install/app.php {
                 try_files $uri $uri/ /install/app.php?$query_string;
        }

This took me a while to find, so hopefully it helps you! After adding this, I finally was able to get the Installation to appear after clicking the “Install” tab 🙂

Found it here:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2405881

Thanks battye!

Merry Christmas!

Been a while since I’ve provided an update. Crypto has taken a dive for the most part, sites have been hacked, and the Holidays are upon us. So…I’ve added an x86 emulator to the site for some fun. Check it out and…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

(Originally Posted December 18, 2018)

Best Crypto Staking Pool

Still doing crypto? Well you’re probably shying away from mining with GPU/Asic because the electricity is not on par with the profits. If you are still using ASICs – well then…you need even more staking to offset the costs!

StakeCube

StakeCube

I’ve been using them for a couple of months and I’m impressed! They seem to add new coins here and there (they tend to avoid low value coins and add higher value coins).

They even have their own coin (StakeCube Coin – SCC) which is doing pretty good!

https://stakecube.net/?team=Gr33k420

(Originally Posted October 6, 2018)

UPDATE – I knew these sites are prime targets for hackers…and they DID get hacked. However, I respect that they are trying to repay all the users and continue operations. I’ve received some funds back and will continue to stake with these folks!

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