📅 December 7, 2016
Seeking fun with random identities? Need a fake name and address but cannot seem to think of anything?
rig is a command line program that generates simple names and addresses for use with registration where you might need a fake name in order to avoid spam or for whatever reason…like just plain fun.
aajm is a program that lets you watch a man juggle balls using ASCII art. You can adjust speed and styles and more.
Here is a related program that achieves the same effect but using a GUI. With JuggleMaster Deluxe, you can watch smooth juggling animations with colored balls to mesmerize yourself or to learn how to juggle.
The ASCII art jugglemaster (aajm) program shows a man juggling balls in a terminal using ASCII art.
📅 November 23, 2016
2048 Game is a seemingly simple shift-the-tile game that can take some skill and practice to complete. The goal is easy: Shift the tiles until you produce a tile with the number 2048.
📅 November 20, 2016
When running Windows 7 as a guest OS (with VirtualBox, for example), here is an apparently obvious tip that can be easy to overlook or forget about: Disable hibernation and paging in Windows 7.
This will conserve the amount of virtual hard disk space used by Windows 7 and result in a more space-friendly .vdi image on your real hard drive — especially important if using a solid state drive or NVMe storage.
📅 November 19, 2016
CAVEZ of PHEAR is an arcade-style game that runs inside a terminal. The gameplay is similar to Boulder Dash — actually, it is a Boulder Dash clone — where you must collect all diamonds from a maze while avoiding a squishy demise if excavating beneath boulders.
The best part? The game is made entirely in ASCII!
📅 November 9, 2016
The 16.10 versions of Ubuntu and its derivatives were released last month.
Xubuntu 16.10 is available for download, and, after trying it out with VirtualBox, I can say that it runs well and continues its tradition of familiarity and stability combined with a responsive user interface.