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Daybook #5

I’ve started playing Mini Ninjas on my Xbox 360 again. It’s been about 4 years since I last did and I apparently had only checked out the first two levels back then. It’s fairly easy, often enough you can just run into the enemies and keep mashing buttons until they’ve all vanished. On the other hand it’s more complex than I’ve remembered. You can actually try and avoid enemy contact, sneaking around like a ninja, cast magic spells that allow you to possess animals, switch between a handful of characters and so on. Lots of attention to detail and cute, comicy graphics – I like it.

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Daybook #4

Since today British citizens are blocked from accessing the Chaos Computer Club’s (CCC) website. I can only hope this turns out to be a stupid mistake and doesn’t mark the beginning of censorship on a whole new scale in the UK. We’ve all been warned. From a purely technical perspective, the block seems to operate at DNS level. Because visitors of CCC’s website wouldn’t know how to bypass that. I’ve updated my Coolstream ZEE to 2.7. Let’s see if the HTTP hiccups after standby are fixed.  

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Daybook #3

I’ve decided to upgrade my Samsung S4 to Lollipop (CM12 unofficial) today. Turns out TWRP 2.6 was too old to do the job (failed with an ApplyParsedPerms error during flashing). Google to the rescue: Updating TWRP to 2.8.1.0 would fix this issue apparently. But to do that I’d have to enter fastboot mode, which only the Google Edition of the S4 supports – which I don’t have. My only option left now was flashing an old 4.4 rom again (I had already wiped my previous ROM), then installing ROM Installer from Android and manually flashing the recovery partition with the TWRP 2.8...