Good old text adventures.

Decided I wanted to play good old Zork. Went looking for where to get the games. Whoopie, they are free now! Used to be you would have a install a program for each version of the story. They now have what is called a zmachine, so that all you have to do is load in the stories for each of the games as you want to play them. So I downloaded several games including hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy. Mmm goodness!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Play-Zork-and-other-zmachine-files-on-Linux/

Having been a system administrator for many years installing client/server applications, “What else can I do?”, came to mind. Then I thought about it, Do I need to download a zmachine for all the systems. Is there a better way especially for touchpads? And there is. Found Zplet for use on a web server. Installed it, some stories, and a little html to put it all together. Even more goodness.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Zork-and-the-zmachine-on-your-web-serve/

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www.instructables.com/member/computothought

General instructables.

Hacking Geeks.

Some links to instructables.

Some links to instructables: (www.instructables.com/member/computothought)

Web related:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-related/

Coathangers:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Coathanger-projects/

Data-mining:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-mining/

Clothing:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Clothing-accessories/

Electronic Guides:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Guides/

M$
http://www.instructables.com/id/Microsoft-themed-instructables/

Linux
http://www.instructables.com/id/Linux-themed-instructables/

Antennas:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Antennas-TV-Wifi-and-etc/

Food:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Our-food-instructables/

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Odds and ends:

Format a usb stick:
$ sudo umount /dev/sdb1
$ sudo mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/sdb1

Quick way to stop a misbehaving program.
$ pkill firefox

Get a file from youtube:
youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UenUUP2GM4g&list=UUa88-y7odLz96HGE4bI41Lg

Extract a file directly to a web directory from another host.
$ sudo tar username@host::/home/username/diroffile/filename.tar

From HPR:
Convert a video to a more common format.
ffmpeg -i glue.flv glue.avi

Strip the audio of a video.
ffmpeg -i glue.flv glue.mp3

Possible pretty output file, but takes up extra space.
ffmpeg -i glue.flv -target ntsc-dvd output.mpg

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We will be doing some interfacing with a bike.

Get ready for some freebasic goodness.

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Arduino:

The one from Radio Shack is socketed.
The one from Osepp (at Fry’s) is not.

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Just a few links for gaming:

For gaming:

Mineos – (Minecraft) http://en.sourceforge.jp/projects/sfnet_mineosplus/
Live gamers – http://live.linux-gamers.net/
Gamedrift – http://gamedrift.org/ ($$$)
Sabayon Linux (gaming edition) – http://www.sabayon.org/
Zorin OS Gaming edition. http://www.zorin-os.com/

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Game serving: http://www.dragonbe.be/

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Bologna pizza again!


Good day.

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