Metroid Prime (Wii) on my PC with the Dolphin Emulator

I played a little Metroid Prime (Wii) on my PC with the Dolphin emulator tonight. It actually looks pretty good when rendered at 1080p, and I had no problem maintaining 60fps at 8x MSAA (multisample anti-aliasing) and 4x AF (anisotropic filtering).

I can’t get the keyboard and mouse to play exactly like a normal FPS though due to the nature of how the game was designed, so I might pair a Wiimote to my PC via bluetooth when I’m serious about playing (namely, once I finish Breath of the Wild). I’ve also been told the Steam Controller works great with Metroid Prime, so I’ll be trying that out as well.

Setting Up .htaccess With Let’s Encrypt

After installing WordPress on my Raspberry Pi LAMP stack, I was unable to get permalinks to work. WordPress had appropriate permissions to .htaccess and was able to edit it, and mod_rewrite was installed and enabled in Apache. I checked my AllowOverride settings in 000-default.conf and that was right too, so I was very confused.

It turns out that since I installed Let’s Encrypt to provide TLS encryption on my site, I needed to add the following to my 000-default-le-ssl.conf file (not 000-default.conf):

<Directory /var/www/html>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                AllowOverride All
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all

The more you know!

Fresh Raspberry Pi

This blog is running on a Raspberry Pi 2 in my house. I’d used the Pi as a Minecraft server for my kids, and later as a FreeNAS controller, but then it was only collecting dust. I experimented with the Ghost platform, but prefer having comments saved on my own server instead of a third-party comment service. So I installed a LAMP stack and WordPress and that’s what you’re seeing now.