Earlier this morning, Xbox Game Pass was announced to be released this Spring. The ability to have an accessible game collection on demand and be able to try games before I want to buy them.
20% of the purchase of a game will it is included in the game pass, with a 10% discount on add-ons for those games as well. On a normal $59.99 game, a 20% discount would mean at $47.99 game, a savings of $12 a game. After buying more than 1 game a month, the discount works out.
With the continuation of Games with Gold as well, this service is going to make the release of Project Scorpio
I will definitely be purchasing this service. Time to clear my Xbox hard drive and work on my current backlog of games.
I recently went and started using Cloudflare on some of my websites. Even with the recent news of “Cloudbleed”, I am still willing to trust them. The following quote basically sums up my thoughts about them.
…it’s that Cloudflare stopped the bug within 44 minutes of finding out about it and fixed the problem completely within 7 hours.
CNET article by Patrick Holland
Within 1 hour of being told about the bug, they fixed it. I started using their service after this bug was fixed. I wasn’t using it sooner because I didn’t think my small sites needed their service, but now I am giving it a try.
As I sit here and watch the 89th Academy Awards and go over my movie list, I notice that I would change a few movies on my list of ones to watch.
I am one of those movies goers that stays till the end of the credits regardless of if there is a part of the movie after it. I do this because there is a lot of work that goes into creating a movie and I want to acknowledge everyone’s work via the credits. It is just a small token of appreciation.
I just wish there was more appreciation for the behinds the scenes work done for the film industry.
The study of the stars and space has always fascinated me.
Earlier today, there was an announcement about 4 more exoplanets being found near TRAPPIST-1 also known as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. The fact that some of those have the potential to be in a habitable zone makes this discovery great. Knowing that there is a possibility that there could be other life out there.
In the future, one of my planned purchases is a telescope to be better able to see what is out there.
Unfortunately, I am unable to witness the next Solar eclipse on February 26, 2017.
With my web hosting being on different sites, I have decided to try a dedicated email hoster to make any web hosting change easier on me. I am using MxRoute. I have only been using them for a couple months but so far I have no complaints for them.
Today marks the 51st day of 2017 and the 51th straight post for this blog. 50 previous posts of my ramblings. Each day bringing a different adventure. Every day working on one of my new years resolution. Every day trying to improve my life. Lets see what the next 50 days hold in store.
Currently watching Gamers for a Cause and the poker tournament between NA LCS owners for charity.
Viewer money that is donated goes toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while player money is being donated to their specific charities they have picked out.
When I originally got my Raspberry Pi, I wanted to build a Magic Mirror with it, but after looking at the many different projects people have done, I am reconsidering what project to do.
The Retro Pi project is very appealing to me, as I am an avid gamer. The Arcade Pi project is also an interesting project to me.
A Weatherstation would interest me as well.
I just need to find my first project and finish it and then I can always buy another Raspberry Pi as they are cheap enough.
To keep up with all the WordPress plugin and core updates on my many different sites, I have been using WP Remote to easily access and update the sites. This site was developed by Human Made Limited.
I also like the Site History feature for each site, so I can easily view what got updated and when so I can monitor changes in my sites.
I have tried other WordPress site management tools but this one is my favorite so far just for its simplicity and ease of use.
The internet is a great place to learn whatever you want to do. Whether it be changing oil in a car, there is a youtube video for that, or starting a blog. The internet has the resources for your to learn what you want to do.
As part of my quest to always be learning new things, I am using StackSkills. Most of my courses I have gotten at a discount using bleepingcomputer.com deals. It is a great place to get courses at good deals.