#aidungeon is pretty good fun.
masters of doom, micro review: kushner spent six years gathering the inside story for this tale of id software, the innovation behind doom, #shareware, subsequent massive success and growth of the #gaming industry. The relationship between Romero/Carmack is detailed in an engaging way, via access to many characters, and Romero's archives. The book is a great read for anyone interested in gaming/tech, and is an insight into brilliant but flawed individuals, and the trappings of success and hype.
Good thorough article on the new #raspberrypi firmware update https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/thermal-testing-raspberry-pi-4/
video link here: https://youtu.be/zuD5bPgWdd4?t=104
This @joplinapp looks like it's shaping up to be *the* killer FOSS note taking app replacement for evernote. It even imports evernote format!
When my mum ran #windows, I regularly had tech support calls from her. In addition, I regularly had to run malwarebytes and av scans on her machine. Even still, she caught various malware, adware and got scammed in a TeamViewer "this is your ISP" call. That was the last straw and I gave her @ubuntumate #Ubuntu #mate LTS, firefox and ublock. The only tech call in two years was dead batteries in a wireless mouse, there's no spurious popups. And the PC is still as fast as day one. #justworks
I have a hudl2 #android tablet running 5.1 (intel chipset) that I need to root in order to delete an annoying .ogg file that plays at startup, anyone please have any suggestions for a best approach to get root?
> A useful abbreviation for your writings...q.g. : quod googla, "which you can Google"
How about "QMMI" (quod mea mea ite—"which you can Duck Duck Go")?
It has the advantage of not encouraging Google use *and* using actual Latin words instead of newly coined ones!
(The Latin translation might be slightly off; it's been a long time since I studied Latin)
Top of the pops 1988: Mark Goodier invents the #Gmail logo, 16 years ahead of time
TIL bill gates seems to hate windows more than you do https://web.archive.org/web/20120227011332/https://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/files/library/2003Jangatesmoviemaker.pdf
A few weeks after adding a third 24" monitor on my work PC: it's definitely nice. with 3 monitors i seem to have less clutter, and more fullscreen windows in use.however the biggest productivity leap was going from 1->2 monitors, due to the reduction in window switching or fiddling around with half-width windows.
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