Anyways for those of you who don’t know Shadowrun started life as a FASA based tabletop game, then made the transition later to a video game for the SNES, and Genesis.
Shadowrun is set in a dystopian cyberpunk future that blends magic and dragons as well. It’s very similar to Palladium’s RIFTS which introduced a world with technology and magic, although it wasn’t as focused on the new and exciting genre of cyberpunk.
Those who loved the top down game, were later saddened with FASA’s demise. Microsoft picked up the property and in 2007 released their own spin on the game. It was not well received. In a nice twist of fate, the game was re-licensed to the original developers who release Shadowrun games to this day.
.And yes, while I’m on the gratuitous Hong Kong action there is always Sleeping Dogs.
For those wondering, I have a win32 build of 1.4.0 but it is on a hard disk that I can’t use now as I’m currently living on a boat. Which has been fun, but the only catch is the cheap power supply is 220v and the boat is 110v. Plus I don’t have a monitor. I should be leaving for Japan in a few weeks, so I can get a new power supply and monitor there as I plan on spending two months.
I haven’t forgotten or moved on, I’m just still on my big vacation thing.
Hong Kong has really been great, I’ve met some fabulous people out here. If I could get a job here I’d move here in 5 minutes (well I’d just find an apartment as I’m already here…) The place is awesome, I’d recommend anyone to check it out. But I don’t speak Mandarin or Canto so that won’t be happening. 🙁
I’ll try to do a small best of photos out here, but sadly the weather hasn’t been cooperating too well, and pollution has been off the chart… but really its a great place! .. !
Well it seems at some point China has decided they don’t like me, and they are now DDOS’ing my server… Or they have some bot net that is OBSESSED with Windows NT 3.1 servicepack 3 for the i386…
So as much as I don’t want to, I’ll end up blocking China, Taiwan, Hong Kong from my server…. Oh well.
One can only speculate what on earth they find so interesting.
If anyone is interested, you can find a script here, that’ll add a list of ip addresses into a block list for IIS.
Then it’s just a matter of downloading a table of ip addresses. I’m using these guys right now… I just downloaded the csv version, ran it through access, and used that to create some queries for some tables, then ran that data through some minor C program I ended up writing to massage the netmasks into something the script would like. It’s not “nice” but it works. Then afterwards since they keep on downloading the same file, I just extract my IIS logs into access which has the ip address set as a primary key, then I’m just making /24’s of each one that does so….
Sigh, I don’t get why they are doing it, but they are getting a whole lot of 403’s now.