Retro Gaming with RetroPie

Holyshit, RetroPie is one awesome Raspbian based distro. Regardless what people think of emulation, RetroPie is every retro gamers wet dream. I purchased Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and a Buffalo Classic USB Gamepad just for the sole purpose of installing and using RetroPie.

RetroPie Splash Screen

The install process was dead simple, practically just a matter of downloading the correct SD-card image for my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and dd the image onto the SD-card device. It simply can’t get any easier than this to get RetroPie up and running on your Raspberry Pie. I did however, had to do a few manual tweaks. First, I reset the default user name and password. Then, I had to manually expand the SD-card storage using
sudo raspi-config

Thirdly, my TV was not outputting any sound, so I had to comment the following line in /boot/config.txt

Additionally, since I also purchased a wireless USB dongle, I had manually connect it to my wifi network. Luckily, RetroPie includes a GUI interface for connecting to your wifi network, instead of manually using wpa_supplicant.

Configuring my Raspberry Pi 2 Case Buffalo Classic USB Gamepad was also fairly straight forward process. Basically as you connect the Gamepad for the first time, EmulationStation will detect the device, spawn the initially game pad configuration. Which is just of matter of mapping the matching button types respectively. After the initial configuration, the game pad is all set and ready to use.

The EmulationStation interface, although not the prettiest. It is absolutely simple and straight forward to use. Their is practically no need to have a keyboard connected to the Raspberry Pi because the interface can be completely managed using the game pad controller. Uploading roms to RetroPie is just a matter of copying over files onto a specific directory, and restart EmulationStation. RetroPie even ships with pre-configured samba shares,  so it’s easier for Windows users to upload rooms onto RetroPie.


With the stock RetroPie install, you’re limited to just single player mode. If you want to have multiplayer support, you’ll have to purchase and configure an additional GPIO adapter.
Also, regarding the Raspberry Pi 2 itself, it’s network interface only being 100/mbs. My wifi usb drive has better throughput than having the Raspberry Pie wired.

I don’t want to endorse piracy, but you can literally find entire NES/SNES, Game Boy (Color and Advance), and Sega game libraries on the interwebs, and have them all playable within your $30 Raspberry Pi2.

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Raspberry Pi 2 Case
Buffalo Classic USB Gamepad
Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter

Death of Free Speech


For starters, I’m a Millenial and also considered a minority (although in the state of California, the Latino population is technically the majority, but I digress).

A survey was made by the  Pew Research Center which found 40% of Millennials support government intervention on censoring offensive speech to minorities. After reading the article, the first thing that came to mind, is this finding is not only terrifying, but at the same time, not surprising at all. As an example, let’s take illegal immigration. Spanish news media outlets refuse to label “illegal” immigrants as “illegal”, instead they opt to use the term “undocumented”, because they considered the term illegal to be derogatory. Illegal, undocumented, what’s the bloody fucking difference?! They’re both the same thing. We’re living in an era of political correctness, that’s beyond mind boggling. Interestingly enough, Drudge Report had a feature article about a High School cheer-leading student that made a tweet which some seemed as being offensive, thus resulting in her removed from the team.

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This research reminded me of the fiasco a few months ago back, at the University of California Irvine, were the student council wanted to ban the U.S. flag because they seemed it as being offensive.

American Universities are breeding grounds of Liberal and Socialist ideologies, so it’s not surprising that a generation who hasn’t experienced any threats to their first amendment, would support such restriction to their freedom. We live in a world where feminists under fraudulent claims, can go to the United Nations, and give a speech to promote internet censorship, now a substantial percentage of a generation of young Americans favor limiting free speech.


U.S. Millennials More Likely to Support Censoring Offensive Statements About Minorities

Kodi on a Raspberry Pi and IPTV

Raspberry PieThanks to Kodi running on a Raspberry Pie, I’ve officially cancelled my service with Dish Network. I hardly watch any television, and the little TV I do watch, is either available within Kodi, or as a podcast for free.

Internet television is the present and future. Quite frankly I don’t see why people continue to pay for their television service. With the help internet, on-demand television has practically changed the way we consumed video content. The rise of YouTube, and services such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc., means we no longer have to pay a giant fee each month to only watch a handful of channels. I mean really, who the fuck watches most of the channels included in a cable/satellite package?

What makes Kodi unique, and the reason why I love it, is that you have access to a large range of channels for free. Access to HD movies, international channels, and live sports, makes Kodi an absolute Apple TV killer. Obviously the legality of the bootleg video content accessible within Kodi is something to have in question, but in my opinion, companies should really look at this as a way to make additional money. For example, I would love to see someday The Premier League offering a season pass with access to all live matches via a stream medium. I wouldn’t hesitate paying The Premier League $250 – $300 US dollars a season, if it meant having access to all matches without the need of a cable or satellite service. Until then, I will continue to watch the games via Kodi.

These are my favorite and in my opinion, absolute must have Kodi Video Add-ons:

  1. Phoenix
  2. Navi-X
  3. Genesis
  4. NJM Soccer

My setup:
Raspberry Model B (powered via TV USB)
Edimax EW-7811Un Wifi
Official Kodi Remote

(Sample Kodi Dashboard)



Deadly Sin in Football

So Fox Soccer and TV Azteca have made one of the deadly sins in football. That is politics should NEVER ever, get involved in the game. Like with religion, politics should never be mixed with football, since it will only instigate violence. I was shocked to see that Fox soccer was using Donald Trump in their US vs. Mexico match broadcasting promotional ad. On the other hand, I wasn’t surprised with TV Azteca, after all they’re a major scum Mexican government propaganda machine. So it’s no surprised to see the ethics be completely ignore.

This is action clearly shows the current state of media outlets. Try to do just about anything for a positive television rating turnout. This is beyond disgusting.

Fox Soccer

TV Azteca


The fictitious Hollywood movie started showing in theaters this weekend. One benefit that this movie brings is that it shows the entire world, the horrific drug fueled violence taking place in Mexico for the last eight years, as if over 100,000 dead and 30,000 people missing weren’t enough for the rest of the world open their eyes, but I digress. The film Sicario setting is in Ciudad Juarez, giving more negative publicity this war-torn region. So it’s absolutely no surprise that the corrupt scum Mexican government is considering to sue the film makers for defamation.

Regarding the film itself, I really can’t comment about it because I haven’t seen it yet. However, if you really want to see a film about a real Sicario, then I’d suggest watching El Sicario Room 164. The documentary showcases organized crime influence and power, and complete interpenetration of corruption across all the levels of the Mexican government.

Rush Limbaugh has brain damage

If you take enough pills, you’ll eventually get brain damage. The discovery of water on Mars is certainly one of the greatest scientific findings in human history, yet he decides to open his mouth and try to downplay the finding by stupidly compare it to climate change. It’s disgusting how he tries to politicize this amazing discovery.

Black Lives Matter Bullshit Movement and it’s Ramifications

First off, all human lives matter. I’ve been fairly quiet about blogging of this absolute fraudulent George Soros funded Black Lives Matter movement, but this morning I came across a news report regarding an assault made to an elderly man in my home city of Santa Ana, CA that made my blood boil. The fact that the report said “Santa Ana Police does not have a good description of the attacker” infuriated me. The video clearly shows it was it was a black homeless person beating the elderly man. Now, why didn’t the news reporter mentioned this? I believe this is a result of the Black Lives Matters bullshit movement, were journalists are now scared to mentioned it was a black person that committed a crime because they don’t want to be falsely labeled as racist by the pro Black Lives Matter crowd.

At 1:30, the reporter blatantly mentioned that the elderly man’s daughter has seen the attacker before. So unless she is lying, the reporter absolutely knows it was a black person that committed the crime.

It’s mind boggling what type of society we’re living in, where journalist are scared to fully report news, simply because they don’t want to be accused of being racist.

UPDATE: The suspect has been capture by police, no word if the atrocious KTLA news report played any role helping with the arrest..