When I made that VPN script thing, I did so mostly remotely from the host system on which it would be used, over SSH.
So where I would usually just run a quick ‘what is my ip’ web search to confirm my internet IP, that was not possible when testing the VPN script over SSH. So I made this. I still find it useful so, uh, maybe others will too.
The script also checks your IP with multiple (three) online services. You know, in case one is lying to you, or, uhh… Just… It makes extra sure, okay?
Well, no, not really. Not even close. But I like the stuff and engage in recreational use of it on occasion. I don’t see how it or it’s effects are worse than alcohol, or tobacco for that matter (I’d much rather people got high than drunk, for the most part). I believe weed should be legal for whatever-the-hell-you-like use by consenting adults (no kids m’kay, same as the alcohol and tobacco rules). There’s also that whole other bag of benefits that marijuana provides to the quality of life of a great many people who deal with pain and discomfort, as results of injury or disease or whatever else, along with other medicinal uses.
That’s why I put mouth to money and donated towards the Trial of the Plant campaign on Indiegogo. It’s a crowd-funding campaign, run by the Dagga Couple (lel), that seeks to bring some fight to the marijuana legalisation effort by getting recognised experts on the topic to have their say in the, yep, Trial of the Plant over at South Africa’s High Court in Pretoria in March 2016. The Indiegogo and Dagga Couple pages will explain the details better, but it suffices to say that I’d rather like them to be successful and I feel the prohibition of marijuana is stupid.
I’d go further to say that growing it for personal use should be just as allowed because I’d like my weed home-grown-reliable, with no drug-dealer WTF or mass-producing tobacco-company-style chemicals, thank you…
Anyway, if you feel like I feel go donate quick ’cause there isn’t much time left on that there campaign (sorry, I didn’t want to share until I donated because that felt disingenuous and I donated late because putting money towards crowd-funding campaigns requires me to think on them a long time).
This Gib is actually gonna be a quickie (like I’ve always meant them to be), because I’ve few waffles to make (read: rubbish to say) – Plants vs. Zombies on Origin is free, On The House! Much like the last time, except not sidelined by BF3. Hooray!
I’ve yet to actually play my free copy of PvZ since getting it last time and my only experience with the title is from a pirated version of old. It was good fun then, though I found it wore thin for me sooner than it did for others.
And, referring to the “Special” part of the title, Origin’s also having themselves a Great Games Sale! “Get up to 75% off select titles” the page says. I scrolled through the selection, averting my eyes to avoid temptation, and there are some nice deals going. I may well get Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening to complement the free Dragon Age: Origins I got some time back and round out my Dragon Age experience (when I finally get to it…).
Wah-hey, it’s a another year. I almost skipped this post, because laziness or some such thing, but eventually my urge to type about the newest free thing on Origin won out and now here we are. So to get right to the pointy end, Origin’s latest On the House thing is ye olde Bullfrog classic Theme Hospital. To get it, you need to do the usual On the House thing of logging in to the Origin application/client, check out the Store, and click all over those helpful bits that, currently at least, are trying to tell you about what this very post is also telling you about (that is, Theme Hospital being free, obviously). Which is a terrible way of saying “open the Origin client and follow the prompts.” No idea how long this’ll last, Origin only gives us a cryptic “Available for a Limited Time Only” message, and I’ve no idea what’s up with the capitalisation…
What? Okay, I seem to have run out of ways to headline things that are getting the On The House treatment on Origin. Ignoring my failure in headline composition, EA has dropped SimCity 2000 Special Edition in the freebie-bin. I’m starting to feel like they decide to drop these things every time I neglect this blog, because I’d be compelled to post about their new promotion… Which is nice of them, I guess. Thanks EA.
The apostrophe in that header is probably grammatically incorrect… Oh well. In case my failing English has you flummoxed, allow me to reiterate: you can get Mount & Blade for free on GOG.com until November 14, 13:59 GMT! Go(g)!
Yep, that’s right: Dragon Age: Origins, the first game in the Dragon Age series, is free right now, until 14 October 2014, on Origin. The price of zero monies/credits/dosh/green/et cetera. Ala on the house. So get on over there and do the things to get it. Hurray!
GamersGate, some online store I haven’t used before but likely will today, is having themselves a great big Summer Sale Reloaded and a whole lotta Ubisoft games have been well discounted for the next 61 hours. So, y’know, heads up ‘n stuff.
Myself, I’m looking to pick up Splinter Cell Blacklist Deluxe Edition (75% off), Tom Clancy’s End War (75% off), the AC III Season Pass (75% off), AC IV Black Flag (33% off), and/or AC Freedom Cry (33% off). There are a lot more available, too. Thus far my experience with the site has been pretty positive and I rather like the profile achievements and minion thing they have going on. I’ve yet to buy anything but I’ll update here once I have.
EA is giving The Sims 2 away for free, until 31 July 2014 10h00 PDT (that’s 19h00 for us GMT+2 people), to drum up anticipation for the impending launch of The Sims 4 (I/we/the internet/everyone figures, but EA says it’s “because you’re a passionate The Sims 2 player”). Even better, the edition being given away is the Ultimate Collection, which is The Sims 2 base game plus ALL THE THINGS (eight expansions, ten stuff packs, the whole shebang). So if it’s still before the cut-off time and you haven’t already done so and you like free things, you’d best open Origin up (app or website), keep reading to take advantage.
Following my earlier post about the Hearthstone expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, the title of this one also pretty much says all it needs to. Especially if you read that earlier post. If you didn’t read the earlier post, this next sentence might be handy: the first wing of Curse of Naxxramas, called The Arachnid Quarter, will be free for the first month following the expansion’s dropping (ie. for a month from RIET NAOW LIKE WHILE I’M TYPING OR MAYBE FROM YESTERDAY ‘CAUSE THAT’S WHEN THE AMERICA-LAND VERSION DROPPED). So, there you are then.
If that above paragraph is unclear to you, follow the jump for reduced bewilderment.