Episode 126b – Steamdecks, Matrix Vulns, Metas in trouble, and Stadia is going away

Welcome to Episode 129b

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Chat

  • [unclemarc]
    • Printed a cool stand for it – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5363356/files
    • Enabled sshd on the Steam Deck for access via my laptop
    • My son’s Deck is sitting over there, we’re bringing it to him on Sunday
    • Steam Deck
    • Having fun interviewing for a new TAM for my team
  • [gangrif]
    • Got a “Skylight” frame/calendar. Its pretty neat
    • Also.. trying out the other evil spying device.. Amazon alexa.
    • And finally playing Elden Ring.
    • Very curious about Bone Lab (vr game)
  • [xenophage]
    • Also Watchdogs:Legion, Ni No Kuni, and Secret of Monkey Island !
    • Kubernetes !
    • Lots of FFXIV

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EP 126a – Lift and Shift

Welcome to Episode 126a

Main Topic

Lift and Shift

  1. What is a lift and shift?
  2. Why would I lift and shift?
  3. What are the negatives to the lift and shift?
  4. How can I perform a lift and shift?
    1. At Merck, unclemarc and another Linux dude created a boot ISO to move on site VMs to EC2. Would work on physical hosts too!

 

 

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Episode 125b – Metas, video games, facepages, and Patreon

Welcome to Episode 125b

Announcements

Chat

  • [gangrif]
    • Starting in September, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat
    • New Job! 
    • Playing “The Last Campfire”
  • [unclemarc]
    • Bored. Been stuck home with Covid since last Saturday. At least I should be super immune for Disney in October. But my GTA Online character is much wealthier now
    • Arcade Paradise on the Steam Deck is my most recent “new fun game”
  • [xenophage]
    • I’m playing Wrath of the White Witch .. Never played the others

 

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Episode 125a – Cloud Terminology and technologies

Welcome to Episode 125

Main Topic

  • Intro to Cloud
    • Private Cloud (is it really a cloud? What makes it different from “my computers”?)
    • Public Cloud
    • Hybrid Cloud
  • Understanding Cloud Acronyms and Terminology
    • IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service
    • PaaS – Platform as a Service
    • SaaS – Software as a Service
    • MaaS – Marc as a Service
    • Instance
    • Container
    • Serverless
    • Load Balancer
    • Floating/Virtual IP
    • Virtual Network
    • WAF
    • Firewall
    • Interconnects
    • VPNs
    • Block Storage
    • Object Storage
    • Hot Storage
    • Cold storage
    • Filer or File Storage
    • Disk Image
    • API
    • Web Based Console
    • Cloud Management Portal
    • CLI Tools

 

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Episode 124 – AI, Sentience, and Ethics

Welcome to Episode 124

Main Topic

Announcements

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Episode 123a – IT in 2022

Welcome to Episode 123

Main Topic

  • What does it look like to work in IT today?
    • Iron syadmin’s have been around a long time, things have changed since we got our starts in this industry.  
    • Can you start off the street or do you need certs and education?
    • Help Desk
    • Classic “sysadmin”
    • Legacy admin (old skool Unix and prior)
    • DevSecBizCheeseOps
    • Novell/legacy to Windows to Linux in data centers
    • Cloud based tech
    • Software as a service/components
    • Mobile apps
    • Automation
    • Intro:
    • What is entry level now?
    • What are some roles and how have they changed?
    • How have techs changed the role of IT careers?

 

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EP123b – Covid, meta, rage against the printers

Welcome to Episode 123b

 

Announcements

Chat

  • [nate] 
    • Finally had covid.. It wasn’t so bad. 
    • Switched back to Windows 10.
    • Did not need to buy a new mixer  😀
  • [unclemarc]
    • Great compatibility
    • Instant sleep/restore
    • Supports cloud based/streaming games
    • Broken record, but Steam Deck continues to impress
    • Playing GTA Online – it’s much more friendly for solo/private players now
    • iPhone 11 got moist on the canoe trip. Had to replace

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Episode 122a – Rom Hacking and Retro Gaming

Welcome to Episode 122a

Main Topic

  • yes it is i the boy – who am i even

    -son of unclemarc

    -stevens type kid

    -longtime mathematics enjoyer

    -“pro” gamer

 

a quick personal history

    -first talk about how i got into older games

    -wii virtual console, snes emulator in 3rd grade (messing around with lunar magic, despite not knowing how to use it)

    -got into gba in grade 6

    -got into fe in grade 8, fell out a bit, got back into it in junior year

    -got into hacking in freshman year of college

 

retro gaming

    -old games are cool, but good luck finding the carts and consoles

    -if you’re not japanese there goes a lot of games

    -solve these problems with emulation- play classic games, translate foreign games, etc.

    -pretty much every system you can think of has emulators developed

    -of note here is also the ability to play hacks

 

what the hell is a romhack

    -take a game that you enjoy, and use your numerous powers to turn it into something new

    -graphics, sounds, level design, mechanics- the whole nine yards

    -why do you hack? for fun, to learn about old stuff, to show off to people

    -it’s like making a game, but you kinda have to be purely passion driven (no profit for you)

 

what do ya need, anyway

    -a rom, obviously (yeah sure i totally dumped one myself)

    -patience and perseverance

    -whatever hacking tools exist for the game you wish to tackle

    -god there’s so many of them

    -game specific tools (ex. lunar magic, febuilder)

    -assemblers/disassemblers

    -debugging emulators (ex. no$gba)

    -graphical tools (ex. usenti, paint if you hate yourself)

    -sound stuff (usually working with midis, either custom made, downloaded, or ripped from other games)

 

decomp vs. binary

    -binary hacking is more straightforward to setup (usually)

    -decompilations/buildfiles allow much more freedom

    -buildfiles also give you powerful version control

    -if you screw up, bug fixing is far more merciful

    -binary has you burning edits into your rom- scary!

 

i just told you buildfiles are rad but anyway use binary hacking

    -that all being said, binary hacking tools are probably the best way to start

    -the simplicity allows you to acquaint yourself with the nitty gritty

    -gonna be honest, i started with very little knowledge on the specifics

    -never thought i’d casually pick up hexadecimal

    

you don’t even have to do it all yourself

    -lots of hacking communities have tons of resources

    -graphical/musical assets for the artistically unable

    -engine hacks so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel adding cool shit

    -documentation on the inner workings of a game

    

but sometimes you gotta

    -gba assembly haunts my dreams

    -thankfully, other options exist

    -pokemon decomps use C, CHAX is a somewhat recent thing in fe

    -with the gui methods, you can do a ton of stuff without ever touching asm

    -just gotta be clever and maybe rub an elbow or two

    

screw it, fe hacking scene history

    -nightmare (good old csv editing), various general use gba tools

    -apparently hackers used to map in ms paint

    -feditor is a nightmare hellscape

    -despite this, we still had hacks

    -shoutout to the last promise, made by a highschooler with the equivalent of rusty sponges

    

    the golden age begins

    -event assembler- insert data with a powerful and versatile tool

    -buildfiles insert most of their data through EA

    -in march 2017, skillsystem dropped- a revolution in the hacking scene to turn fe8 into a game as feature rich as modern entries

    -emblem magic- an all in one gui hacking tool dropped in august 2017

    -then febuilder dropped in september 2017 and kinda overshadowed it

    -an aside on pokemon romhacking making you download like 80 things

    -builder is a gift from a god known as 7743- easy to use UI with a ton of features and some underrated debugging power

    -skillsys got ported to builder early on, and it has a ton of ui to complement it

    -ever since, we’ve had tons more hacks

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Episode 112b – Spotting conspiracies, duck duck go, and identifying mass shooters

Welcome to Episode 122b

Announcements

Reviews

  • Nothing New

Chat

  • [unclemarc]
    • First days
    • PS Remote Play
    • I haz Steam Deck
    • Killed Elden Beast!
    • Trying Fiverr for a mashup
  • [gangrif]
    • The jeep
    • The caddy
    • The other jeep
    • The washing machine.
    • Everything is broken. 
    • And we’re going on vacation.
  • [retina]
    • Morbin’ time, and bad movies

 

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