Geeky IT Advice: Fixing Ubuntu Linux 13.04 with Odd Blank Screens


In this geeky tip, I tell you how you can fix your Ubuntu system to not boot/reboot into a blank black screen, and also how to get rid of the pointless but fancy start-up 'dots' for the actual status of what the computer is doing while booting up.

NS v1 - Updates


So, the NS v1 server has still been running all the while. Recently there has been some movement occurring and I hope to get more players onboard. I may or may not get an NS v2 server online, but for the time being, we'll try to shake up the existing NS v1 community and see what happens.

I'm alive! And so are the Forums!


Well, like the title suggests, I finally fixed the broken Forums. The site was hacked into a while back, and it messed up a lot of my functionality on my main home page ( and also killed out the Forums. But, with lots of tedious effort, I was able to hand-stitch everything back together again.

Also, I would have tried to work on this sooner, but I switched jobs around the time I noticed the intrusion and unfortunately didn't have much opportunity to work on the site. But, I'm back and I hope to stay that way for the foreseeable future!

New NS Administrator!


I just wanted to announce that we have a new administrator on-board of our Natural Selection (NS) game server! His name is TREX and he is currently residing in Canada. As you can guess from the previous post, he has been running a few Half-Life game servers himself, so he knows a thing or two about what we're all about.

If you happen to see him on the NS server sometime, make sure to say "Hello" as I'm sure he'd be glad to speak with you!

Better Game Server Performance!


Thanks to advice from my friend TREX, you should have a much more enjoyable playing experience on the Natural Selection server! This performance gain deals primarily with in regard to a better hit-registration on the server, which means your attacks are more accurately accounted for. I have definitely noticed the difference myself, so come see for yourself how the server runs for you!