I had a fun encounter with a legacy computer game yesterday. I used to play a lot of Atomic Bomberman, an old Windows 95 game.
I think i got it running on windows 8 but it will not work anymore on windows 10 (i believe its 16 bit software).
In an act of enlightenment while on the toilet i decided to check the Wine AppDB, and sure enough! it is platinum rated. I installed Wine, installed the game and it works perfectly.
Figure this: Linux runs old software better than Windows.
5 years ago I assembled my own desktop. It had a i5 4690k, 16 GB ddr3, gtx760, 256 GB SATA SSD and a 4tb disk. A while ago I upgraded to a gtx 1060 and the system still works, stable as a brick. Now, I finally convinced myself to upgrade to a threadripper 1920X and NVMe SSDs! Parts are ordered, I'm so excited!
I finally have the Pie update for my sirocco and im loving it so far, but my god did they fuck up volume control.
Volume buttons now exclusively control media volume; There is no way to change the ringer volume with the hardware buttons. Changing any volume other than media requires you to go to the settings app and change it there. This means your phone always makes sound when you change the volume. Lovely design. Not.
Dropbox is officially dead.
Apparently they have dropped support for any linux filesystem except unencrypted ext4. If you try to run it on btrfs for example, it will not sync your files. This is deliberate design on Dropbox's behalf.
They use x-attrs as an excuse but they simple do not want to put in any effort into supporting dropbox for linux. I'm glad our scouts group is moving away from dropbox, which is the only reason im still using it.
I forked airhornbot and the source code disappointed me.
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