rig – The Random Identity Generator

📅 December 7, 2016
coverSeeking fun with random identities? Need a fake name and address but cannot seem to think of anything?

Try rig!

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.

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GUI Juggling with JuggleMaster Deluxe

📅 December 2, 2016
jmdlx1What? ASCII art leaves you wanting more? Then, why not have a look at JuggleMaster Deluxe?

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.

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Mesmerize Yourself with ASCII Art Juggling

📅 November 27, 2016
aajm1Here is another entry in the totally-useless-but-fun-to-distract-yourself-with category of programs for Linux that make Linux fun.

The ASCII art jugglemaster (aajm) program shows a man juggling balls in a terminal using ASCII art.

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Enjoy a Math-based Tiling Puzzle Game with 2048 Game

📅 November 23, 2016
2048b2048 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.

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Conserve Virtual Hard Disk Space in a Windows 7 Guest OS

📅 November 20, 2016
wasted_windows_space1When 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.

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Play a Terminal Game with Cavez of Phear

📅 November 19, 2016
cavez2CAVEZ 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!

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Xubuntu 16.10 Runs Well in VirtualBox

📅 November 9, 2016
xu03The 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.

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