My 90s Playlist

Ok, it’s no secret that I like music. Even more than that, big fan of 90s music. Of course I am, considering that’s the “era” I was growing up in, cool decade to be a teenager. I wanted to add in this list songs that are triggering any kind of memory/feeling about those years. Some […]

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Anyone else remembers this little gem? 😀 I remember I was “in my youth” when I played “Abe’s Exodus” and loved it. Found this one recently on the PS4 platform, got it without even blinking 🙂

Old laptop display brought back to life!

A long time ago, used to have a Dell Vostro. It was a beauty, I must say. 17inch wide display, 16RAM, Intel i7 processor, 500GB hard-drive. On the downside – well… it was a Dell. Chunky, like old Dells were, back in the day. It served it’s purpose for me, for quite a few years, […]

RetroPie Arcade Controller DIY Build

Made this for some time but I never got to write on my blog about it! I mean… on my own blog! I know I’m not the first one to do this, and definitely not the best build out there, aware of that. The entire thing started when my son found out about “retro games” […]

Almost new year

Whoaa! It’s been a while since I wrote something on this blog! So, almost new year. I’ll try not to make the usual “my new year resolution is 1440x……”. Oh sh*t! Just did! 🙂 In “other news”, Santa got my son a PS4 this year, and it was a bundle with the “Uncharted 4” game. […]

Oh, recruiters…

Part of having an account on LinkedIn is getting tons of emails from recruiters. If  the advertised roles are relevant to you or not, that’s another question. If I think about it actually – is there another benefit of having a LinkedIn account?! From time to time though, I get real gems like the following:

Media Centre Automation

Today, being Saturday and having a bit of spare time on my hands, seemed like a brilliant idea to have a go at furthering my “skills” with the Amazon Alexa gadget. This time, I wanted to see how an integration between Alexa and the KODI media centre would be like. In simple terms, the workflow is […]

Amazon Alexa skills

Having the Amazon Echo Dot for a while now, I thought it’s about time to see how the “skills development” for Alexa works. So far that was really simple, but in all fairness, it is a simple skill to develop. I named the skill “your favourite dog”, so you can invoke it with a simple […]

Nginx / php-fpm timeout

So, I’m working on a Magento upgrade on a LEMP stack server, and in spite of changing  to 1 hour (3600s), was still giving me the ugly “502 Bad Gateway” message. Foud that there is a setting in PHP-FPM that should to hand-in-hand with the one in nginx,  to be more specific. Increased that to […]

Raspberry Pi Home Media Center

Well, I did it! Finally got my Raspberry Pi to a (very!) good use. Since I got the week off from work, I played (quite a lot) with the new gizmo in town and managed to make it a “home media center”. Which, is AMAZING if I may say so. The first thing was to […]