The gaming and technological musings of a software developer

Ansible deployment of DNS zone files

I’ve recently started to refactor my server configuration1. It’s always been built with Ansible but it was one of the first things I ever did using that and I was fairly certain that every way I could have been doing it wrong I was.

Why do my sockets keep disappearing?

I’m working on getting my froxlor instance setup with PHP5-FPM and Nginx and was encountering an issue whereupon reboot the PHP functionality would be broken. Looking in syslog would give me about 30 lines of PHP5-FPM failing to start and then giving up. Looking in /var/log/php5-fpm.log would tell me nothing useful other then the configtest passed.

Space. Where things are dangerous. I’m not elite

So I load into the game and this is what I see. I’m in a loaned Sidewinder and have 1000 credits to my name.

This game is gorgeous. The sound design is fantastic - an incredibly immersive spaceship soundscape surrounds you. It creaks, hums and clicks with every control input you make. When you hear an out of place sound you know something is amiss with your ship.

Achievement Get!

This expansion has ended on a high note for me thanks to my awesome girlfriend and Openraid. I’ve managed to get my ‘Ahead of the Curve’ as well as the meta and the challenge mode silver rewards. This is all awesome and to me at least feels like a great place to be going into Warlords.

Diablo. Thou hast become fun again

With the changes Blizzard have implemented in the pre-expansion patch I’ve re-found Diablo. Loot drops – lots of them, quick leveling and a configurable difficulty that means I can be punished for my mistakes and not walk around like I’m some sort demi-god which realistically gets boring very quickly. I was indifferent to Reaper of Souls but now I’m definitely looking forward to playing it.