All posts by Osirez

Official Site Launched!

I have an official site now.  Because of that I won’t be updating this page anymore.  It’s not like I’ve really kept up with this site anyways but I most definitely won’t be now.  If you’re interested in gaming, linux, or other related things be sure to check out the new site linked below.

Osirez.Tech

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Move or Die

Move or Die is a very addicting fast paced party platformer.  It’s very reminiscent of a game called BattleBlock Theater which give Move or Die good company to be in.  The strengths of this game are that this makes having fun with friends super easy.  Definitely a bonus if you have a PC, Steam Machine, or Steam Link in your living room which is where I think this game would shine the most.

Check out the video and leave your thoughts below.

Insurgency Beta Now On Linux

Today I play around with Insurgency on Linux in it’s native form.  The guys over New World Interactive have this game running very nicely even considering its early beta mode.  It’s safe to say in my opinion that this game will turn out to be a solid port with generally good performance.  I for one not only support this game because it’s a good game but also because it’s what I call a “long term game”.  What this means basically is that it’s a game that has large communities and you play over long periods of time.  Examples of this would be games like Dota 2, Counter-Strike GO, and Team Fortress 2.  Games like this are important because even though the triple A titles bring in the hype and excitement, community games always are the top ten games played based on player count.

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Screenshot taken October 25th, 2015.

For more details and how to install the game, pop in over at their forums.

Disable Guest Account In Ubuntu or Mint

In this video I show you how to disable the guest account that is enabled by default in Ubuntu and some of its derivatives.  I tried to make it really clear in the video but it wasn’t clear enough, be absolutely sure that you do not leave the lightdm.conf file blank or just add the “allow-guest” line.  It needs to have all of the entries I list below or you will be left with no desktop after reboot.

Here’s the basic rundown:

  1. Press Alt + F2
  2. Enter password
  3. enter “gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf”
  4. In the editor paste this:
    1. [SeatDefaults]
      user-session=ubuntu
      greeter-session=unity-greeter
      allow-guest=false
  5. Save and close.
  6. Reboot.

Reluctantly Started A Patreon Page

I have after much self debate and thought started a Patreon page rather reluctantly.  I personally don’t care for the idea of asking people for money in real life let alone online.  And I definitely don’t like it when online personalities start coming off as “beggy” for monetary support.  I don’t even know if what I have is sustainable considering the small size of my YouTube channel (approaching 500 subscribers).  I also don’t know if I can adequately describe in words to others why anyone should give me any money in the first place.  But I’ve come to the realization that testing out new games, making tutorials, and production in general is starting to cost me more personally than I really have.

Considering that I don’t have gainful employment due to my medical issues and the fact my wife is now the sole income of the household, that has been a big lifestyle change for us.  Which actually I don’t have a problem with.  But like most people these days we live almost literally day to day.  Even the simple things in life are a luxury when you’re straining to pay for them.  I went two months without internet but luckily a family member stepped in and helped me out with that.  And even in that absence I watched my YouTube channel see slow but steady growth.  That told me that there is some value in what I do and further reinforced the idea that I should continue doing it and making it better.

I really use YouTube as a metric for what I do.  But it’s definitely not the only thing that I do.  I have helped countless people over the years in the area of gaming, fixing their PCs, learning Linux and whatever computer related problems they bring my way even on Windows.  The trick question is trying to justify all the time spent and personal resources used except just for the love of helping others.

For now I’ll just see how its received and what happens.  I really don’t expect much to come of this but even the smallest amount of help would help with things like domain name or something.  In closing I’m still reluctant in using Patreon and haven’t convinced myself this is a good idea but we’ll see.  So other then here and a small link on my YouTube page, I won’t announce that I have a Patreon publicly for quite awhile.

Osirez’s Patreon