Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Monday, December 1, 2014
This War Of Mine provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night you get a chance to scavenge nearby locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them to endure the hardships. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
I started playing this game and its really cool. I'm not very wordy today, so I'll quote some other guy quick review.
kainfury • November 21, 2014 11:50 AM
This game is a real gem.
Yes it's depressive, and that's the goal of it:
"War is delightful to those who haven't experienced it - Erasmus".
Your characters will suffer in this game. When you think you have enough food, materials or water, something will mess everything up.
As your character slowly fall in despair, you eventually get in the same mood. But you'll still want to play, because you have hope you can make it through the war.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
AFK life has me busy as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest so I'm not posting much as
probably you already noticed.
Argentinian economy is from bad to worse, same as our president mental health...
Anyway bunch of bitches bitching about Windows but all the INT DB downloads I get are for the
Windows version, probably you need to start playing with an easy Linux distro, like Mint, it won't
Lastly I'll do something I didn't do for too long, I'm going to leave you with my favorite song of an
awesome band called Katatonia.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Many of you were asking for a version of INTDB to run in Linux or Mac OS and finally after many days of hard work I could find a way to do it.
Sadly this version won't be portable, but the installation process is short and simple and I wrote an step by step tutorial so you shouldn't have any problem.
This new INTDB version will work using XAMPP that is a multi-platform easy to install and use Apache web server with MySQL, Perl and PHP, although we only will use Apache and Perl to run the INTDB TWiki.
So now there will be two distros of INTDB, those are "INTDB Portable for Windows" and "INTDB4Xampp" for Linux and Mac OS X, both distros will keep the same version number for simplicity.
Besides releasing INTDB4Xampp I'm also releasing today the version 1.2 of INTDB, this new version includes:
- Basic usage & tips guide.
- Google Earth integration example.
- The following cheatsheets:
- Structural Labeling
- Movement speeds
- SALUTE report
The Google earth integration example will show you a great tip as you can open .kmz files from your pages an see them on Google Earth and when you close it no traces are left of your work in it.
Also 5 new pages are included with cheat sheets that will help you with your intelligence tasks.
As usual you can contact me if you need any help or would like to share templates or ideas.
Friday, July 11, 2014
It was the last days of May when TrueCrypt website suddenly was took down and replaced with a page suggesting a migration to Microsoft Bitlocker.
No one really knows what happened, I personally believe that the NSA asked the devs to do something they didn't want to, so they decided to completely stop the project, similar to what happened to Lavabit some time ago.
You can find a lot of theories and even declarations of some guys claiming to be the developers, I don't trust much in those claims, as the TrueCrypt developers were anonymous and even if they were the real devs, probably are legally obliged to deny everything and say nothing strange happened.
But the real question is, should I continue using the latest version of TrueCrypt? Is there any other software that I could use to replace it?
If you run Linux is highly recommended you migrate your encrypted volumes to dm-crypt LUKS. Linux Mint 17 Qiana installation wizard includes an option to encrypt your system partition using it, so if you don't know much about Linux, that's an easy way to start.
If you need support in multiple platforms the response is simple, there is no other option than using TrueCrypt.
But is TrueCrypt safe to use?A group know as OCAP ( Open Crypto Audit Project ) was crowdfounded to do an audit to TrueCrypt source code, on April 14th they released the Phase I Audit report that didn't found anything disastrous on it, they mentioned they had a big announcement coming, but then TrueCrypt project was halted.
So it seems its relatively safe to use TrueCrypt, for sure is way better than no encryption at all and is better than Microsoft's Bitlocker.
Another option if you are on Windows but don't want to use TrueCrypt anymore could be to run Linux inside a virtual machine and that way using dm-crypt LUKS.
But it really depends on how important is the info you are storing, if is your business documents, your porn stash or you live in a country other than US and the NSA wouldn't be asked to decrypt your disk even if they could, just continue using TrueCrypt until we have news about the fork, now called Ciphershed officially.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I just discovered this book called "Wikis and the Intelligence Analysis" dealing with the use of wikis as a tool to work with Intel.
It seems the authors see wikis as a great tool by its usage characteristics that suits perfectly the Intelligence Analysis tasks, I thought it was really cool such a book exists and that maybe it complements itself with the INTDB project I'm sharing in this same blog.
Sadly as the exchange rate here in Argentina is killing me I can't buy a copy to read the book entirely and I was just able to peek it in the Amazon's demo.
If any of you has already read it and can tell me some more about it or would like to donate a copy I'll really appreciate it ;)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
INT DB has it's first update, here is the changelog:
- Fixes configure script error.
- Includes ExitPlugin to take care of the referrer problem.
- Cleans up previous session log files on start up.
- Includes security notes in regards to document attachment.
- Includes POI, Enumeration and alphabetically sorted list templates.
The screenshot in this post is from the Person Of Interest Template, when you create a new page you'll be asked what template to use, there you can select it or also one of the other two included templates, one is a table to enumerate stuff, like your Intelligence requirements, and the other is an alphabetically sorted table to store links to your POI dossiers for instance.
I'm working on a file so you can install easily the INT DB in an already running TWiki installation, so you can use it in other OSs just installing Apache by yourself, soon there will be news about it.