Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Just released on the AppStore

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

Get your copy here ($0.0) and join me on battlenet.

I will write a full review later this week.

Adding a user as Local Administrator on Active Directory Domain Controllers

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

To be honest, I did not know if this was possible or not before today. But, to be fair, the issue had never came up before.

Use Case:

We have a remote location with only a limited number of servers. A Windows 2008 domain controller (not an RODC) doubles as print and file server. It also provides us with a “live” offsite (writable) copy of our AD, in case the HQ servers should fail. (note: we have an RODC on each site, but wanted at least one writeable domain controller outside our main campus)

Print drivers needed to be updated and one of our support/helpdesk people offered to this. So we wanted to give him user rights for the day on the server, without compromising domain security.

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Review: FTL – Faster Than Light

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

FTL Title

FTL: Faster Than Light

Oh no! Intruder alert! Darn it, I shouldn’t have investigated that planet with only 2 crew members left on my ship. Aargh,it gets even worse! There’s four of them. Wait, if I hide my men at the bridge and open all doors and air locks, we might survive this… Excellent, the rebels are suffocating! Uh oh… they are heading for the bridge.
No matter, they are near death and my men, or at least what is left of them, are in excellent health. Victory! Now I just need to close the air locks and wait for the oxygen levels to stabilize… ?!? Drats! The alien intruders destroyed life support and there’ s no way to get to the other side of the ship without breathable air.

Death soon followed, but this was FTL at its best. Subset Games’ brainchild has finally arrived on iOS for $9.99.

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Script: Monitoring your VPN connection in Mac OsX

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

I needed a script to restart my VPN connection should it stop running for whatever reason. Since i have a very specific setup and good bash scripts for Mac are rather hard to find, I thought I’d share it with you lot.

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Review: Hulu Plus – Ready! Set! No!

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

I honestly was considering to write a lengthy and detailed review about Hulu Plus, since the missus and I rarely have the time nor the opportunity to check out a service that is bound to the same geographical restrictions Hulu is. This being said, we were so appaled at what we discovered that we quit the service after only viewing one episode…

Hulu plus is the paid version of the free Hulu.com. It is supposed to offer more shows and content. However, commercials are still used to keep the price low, about $7.99 at the time of writing.

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Review: Little Big Adventure

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

After seeing screenshots of DotEmu’s reincarnation of LBA, shredded images of what must have been memories of the original LBA started to find their way back into my conscious mind. What i seem to remember is trying the game out, running around with this character, which in retrospect must have been LBA’s protagonist: Twinsen. And, what I am certain of, is quitting the game after a few minutes, because I did not know what I had to do, did not have a clue what the game was all about and did not bother to look it up or read a manual. Now, that is my experience with LBA in 1994. (note: looking things up in 1994 on a 16kbit modem was not the trivial task it is now.)

Anyhow, that is not what this review is all about. This review will be about DotEmu’s restoration work on this legendary adventure RPG by Frederick Raynal, which i had never played before, well, not really…

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Review: Prime World: Defenders

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

A few days ago, Nival has finally released the long-awaited iOS version of “Prime World: Defenders”. It is not their first venture on the AppStore however. This russian game development company has already released 2 games for iOS: “Prime World: Alchemy” and “King’s Bounty: Legions”. Both titles seem to be very well received by the public. PWD is a universal app and offers synchronisation between multiple devices, a feature often missing in games.

PWD is a strategic tower defence game, set in the Prime World universe. Here, prime is the main resource. It is used to power both magic and technology. However, it is not without its dangers. People can become corrupted by prime, they turn into hideous monsters who live deep in the Prime Zone. Referred to as the “touched” these atrocities have uncontrollable cravings for the substance. An ideal setup for conflict.

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Review: Sheepland

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by Jan Van Regenmortel (Sangwizz)

I sure don’t like the look on that shepherd’s face…

Another digital board game adaptation on sale (iTunes)! It must be my lucky week.

I must admit i had never played Sheepland before, so I directed my browser towards boardgame geek to check it out. I quickly discovered it was a “family” board game, which is not my favourite genre, but still… I am a sucker for board games in general (yes, even Monopoly). And I figured, as my regular board game group is starting to procreate, I’d better develop some skills in “family” board games.

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