Bandits. Simple as that.

As a game developer, there’s nothing I want more than a passionate audience. Seeing Penny Arcade’s evangelical comic about Battle Chasers: Nightwar plucked an envious string in my heart. It’s exactly my kind of game: a turn-based RPG in the classic Final Fantasy style. I picked it up for Nintendo Switch to have something new to play on the bus. These are my first impressions after an hour of gameplay, having never read a Battle Chasers comic.

A spooky-looking vendor wearing deep robes and carrying a lanters says 'THINGS!' as you enter its shop.

Configuring Samba 5 to share a folder with full write permissions to guest users

This year I bought a Raspberry Pi to serve as a retro emulation box. It stinks.

Not anyone’s fault, really. The hardware just doesn’t have the power to run SNES games like Super Mario World at full speed. Anything NES and below is fine, as long as you’re using wired controllers.

So I turned the device into a file server using Raspbian and looked into configuring Samba 5 to allow anyone on my network to read and write files without a password.

It looked like this:

The Mappa dell'Inferno (Map of Hell) by Botticelli, regularly called The Abyss of Hell or La voragine dell'Inferno. The Map of Hell parchment shows the geography of hell in the classical funnel section, which was used in later iconography. The parchment was painted by Botticelli between 1480 and 1490, with the technique of the silver tip.

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