Welcome to #LockDownMauritius #Coronavirus

Mauritius have been locked down due to Corona-virus since 3 days. What are Mauritians feeling? Following numerous posts on Facebook, Mauritians are blaming the Prime Minister for not-closing the Mauritian border early enough. We, the common people, will not know the rationale behind the Prime Minister’s decision.

Other Mauritians are complaining about Mauritians not abiding by the lock-down rules: Photos at the supermarket show people queuing in close proximity to each other so as not to die from starvation. Can they be blamed for panic buying though?

Our ministers were boasting quite loudly that there were NO CASES of Covid-19 in Mauritius. I even believed them.

But there were! And the government even arrested the Administrator of a fake news Facebook page for spreading fake news. Who will arrest the Mauritian ministers for spreading fake news?

Fortunately, all the Internet Service providers have increased their data allowances so that Mauritians won’t be too bored at home. Playing video games, watching TV shows are a very popular activity. Other’s prefer reading books or trying new recipes. But the most popular activity seems to be forced house cleaning! How are you handling the situation?

 

Getting Charged Twice on the Debit Card at Curepipe

After the guy refueled my car, it’s time for payment. As usual, i pay by my debit card. I entered my PIN on his wireless machine and hand it over to the guy. Dude says please reenter my PIN because the transaction failed and I did. And I saw the machine says: “Printing Err”. I told the guy no! It’s your machine which is not printing. I open my Juice app by MCB. And I see that 2 transaction happened each deducting Rs 1000.

 

Fortunately, the guy did some thing on the machine and refunded me Rs 1000 in cash. The machine actually started printing.

 

The purpose of this article is to educate my fellow friends about issues that can happen while using your debit card. It’s always good to have mobile banking facilities so as you can take actions immediately. If you’d rely on your bi-yearly statement to detect this, well, Good luck with that! Stay safe.

To be a Dick or not be a Dick. That is the question! (Road Safety)

Getting your driving license can be one of the happiest moment of life. Now you can finally drive as much as you want. But sometimes, you will not be driving or you will have passengers with you.

Driving with another driver in the passenger seat sucks! He's been criticizing my driving every 5 mins. STFU! He also advised me to coast to save fuel. :@

Publiée par Nayar Joolfoo sur Mercredi 26 décembre 2018

I have my driving habits and it’s not perfect. But I can say I’m a “safe” driver. The other day, my cousin’s car broke and I had to drive him. Damn he couldn’t shut up.

When I am in the passenger seat, I try not to focus on the road and let the driver do the driving. I enjoy the view outside and trust the driver. But the other day, my friend was driving me home and for a few moment of inattention, he bumped into the car  in front of us. My hand reached to the handbrakes but it was too late.

Now I’m wondering, should I be co-piloting every-time, get huge decision fatigues (due to the fact that their driving style doesn’t match mine) and annoy the hell out of the driver?

How do you behave when in the passenger seat? (Other: comment)

 

[Review] Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience (PS4)

Price

The game is actually priced at £15.99 but I actually paid £ 5.79 during a sale  on PlayStation Store. In Mauritius rupees, it would be around Rs 280 which is a good price.

 

Graphics

The graphics are excellent on the PS4. A real treat to the eyes.

 

Gameplay

Excessive crouching

After playing Rise of the Tomb Raider, there was some things which annoyed me. e.g.

Snake, the protagonist, crouches too much even when there are no enemies around. Just walk near a wall or something and he just crouches so I have to press X to make him stand up again. Call it first world problems but I think Tomb Raider nailed the fight mode better.

No jump!

Like really. Snake cannot jump unless the terrain provides the option to. Sometimes a rock is really small and snake cannot climb it. You have to find a red carpet-like route in the mountains to climb higher.

Silencers are not permanent

In Tomb Raider games, bow and arrows are OP. Unfortunately there are no bow and arrows in MGS V. Only some guns come with silencers and the effect wears off. After shooting few people, your gun becomes loud again. Gotta calculate the risks before engaging enemies.

The AI!

At first, the enemies seemed really dumb. You could just run besides them and they won’t notice. But later in the game, their vision sharpens as you create more havoc. They adapt to your play style.

Overall

Where this games shines is in the small details. Just google metal gear solid hidden tricks and so on. You’ll be amazed by the amount of features present in the game. I used to play it as a shooter game and it worked fine. But after discovering the real stealth tactics, it got even more amazing. I’d totally recommend anyone to try the game.

Deleting Windows 10 from my Dual-Boot Laptop to leave Linux Only

There is no point in having Windows 10 installed alongside my Linux OS (KDE Neon) anymore for me. I thus deleted the Windows partition from my SSD boot drive leaving more space for my Linux OS and apps.

But why? Gaming is the reason

I recently purchased a PlayStation 4 for gaming. I get a minimum of 30FPS with 1080p on my TV for every game. No more having to tweak games settings so as to have a “playable” FPS as on PC.

PUBG can be played on my Huawei Y9 very conveniently in case I’m on the move. My laptop can handle some RTS games quite well and steam is bringing quite some games to Linux now. I recently purchased Tomb Raider (2013) game for $ 2.99 during a promotion. After finding this, there is really no point in having Windows 10 anymore.

I know that the Linux drivers may sometimes have a slight performance disadvantage; my laptop has an NVIDIA GEFORCE 940MX. But yeah, I decided to vote with my money. By buying more games from Steam on Linux platform, more games will come to Linux eventually. With that better driver from the manufacturers.