XdN Shooter mini

I just finished putting together a game in PICO-8.

Well, the game's not finished, yet, but it is in a "good enough" state that I feel that I can share it. It plays a bit like Space Invaders or Galaga.
I drew the graphics and created most of the sounds. The music is converted from other video games and may be familiar to some.


You can play it online (in your browser) or you can download it to play on PICO-8 or using the fake08 core in RetroArch on actual game hardware. My wife and I have been playing it on the RG35XX handheld.

Lexaloffle BBS link and cartridge download: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=134337

Locally hosted version: https://xenomorph.net/games/shooter/

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hide macOS menu bar icons

Annoyed by too many icons or the spacing of them on the Menu Bar in macOS? Here are a few programs that can help keep them under control.

Hidden Bar, Free

Dozer, Free & Open Source

Vanilla, $10 for Pro

Bartender, $15

The first three work similar to each other, with a basic "collapse" feature to hide icons. Bartender stands out with a bit more features, including its own bar for icons that can be displayed under the menu bar. Great for when you have a lot of icons on a new MacBook Pro that has a notch.

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Liquid Internet

I'm still here!

While the number of posts to this site hasn't increased much over the years, I've still continued to add page content and files.

Instead of the standard "blog" layout, I will probably be switching the site over to have a standard landing/welcome page, with expanded links and directory features.

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Critical Windows XP Update in 2019

Yes, another Windows XP update. Yes, in 2019.

Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability CVE-2019-0708 exists in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Exploiting this vulnerability would allow an unauthenticated attacker to run arbitrary code on an affected system. This type of vulnerability is potentially wormable due to the lack of authentication and pervasiveness of the RDP service. Although a proof-of-concept exploit has not yet been disclosed, this vulnerability should be remediated with very high priority across Windows 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2. Due to the high risk of this vulnerability, Microsoft has also issued patches for Windows XP and Server 2003.

Windows XP SP3, 32-bit:

Server 2003 / 2003 R2, 32-bit:

Server 2003 / 2003 R2, 64-bit:

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