Tag: Fun

0verkill (howto enjoy work properly – the geeky way)

If you ever lacked an idea on how to spend your time at work properly, here’s a fun thing to try: 0verkill – a multiplayer 2D ASCII art shooter.Hell yeah, an ASCII art shooter, you heard right! To hell with those flashy commercials claiming to be proper games!

If you’re on a Debian box (as you should), you can install it from the commandline
$ aptitude install overkill

If you’re less lucky, you can also go to the author’s homepage, download and build it yourself. The package will feature the game itself, a dedicated server and a level-editor. Plenty of room for a great many gaming sessions!

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1. There were more players, but I didn’t managage to get my glorifying screenshot soon enough.
2. Beware of server lag. I played it in a screen session on a Linux VPS. I got a load average of up to 19.48, 7.16, 3.00

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Hack yourself a webcam

Google forĀ inurl:”ViewerFrame?Mode=” -inurl -intitle and have fun controlling other peoples’ webcams.


Some webcam in Japan, I presume

Some webcam in Japan, I presume

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The Apple Insider Myth

A co-worker just walked up on me and told me the great success story of his new Apple product: The Apple Mybook NAS.

Probably you are now wondering like I did. Let me re-tell you the story. It went like this:

“Yesterday I bought the the Mybook NAS (*cough* Mybook? Why didn’t I get the memo from Apple, I thought I read the news..). It’s such a great product! It worked out of the box, no strings attached – and even using Windows (note: which is of course the only OS he uses)! I even use the built-in backup mechanism – there was only a little trouble, because I wanted to use it on my second computer as well, but it didn’t ship with a second licence. But Apple is quite nice, after my complaint they sent me another key right away (*cough* Licence keys for Timemachine instances?..). However, my new Apple Mybook NAS works so great, I now consider becoming part of the family and buy myself a Mac. Of course I will install Windows XP, because I consider that to be the better OS.”

This is how the story went. If you wonder what the new Apple Mybook NAS looks like, I took the liberty of asking him for a picture. Enjoy(;

The new Apple Mybook NAS
The new Apple Mybook NAS

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