Tag: work

Interim balance: 1702 mails in the first 300 days of 2014

That’s close to 6 mails a day, every day, for 300 days in a row. Not counting the many other systems that ask me for textual input on a regular basis (Pivotal Tracker, Basecamp, Viber, Slack, iMessage, …).

I gotta work on that.

Q: Why is this email blogpost four sentences or less?
A: http://four.sentenc.es

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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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Disable Windows auto desktop lock

Let me start with: “I hate Windows from the bottom of my heart.”

But there’s another level of hate. I hate pseudo business proof settings in Windows even more. One of those would be the “Auto Lock”.

Anyway, if you think that your (clients) VPN – or bureau for that case – can keep up its security without the dreaded auto lock – here’s what you do:

1. Hate the auto lock

2. Right click your desktop

3. Chose screensaver

4. Uncheck “On resume, display logon screen”

5. Be

At least a little less unhappy. You’re still with Windows. You’re still doomed. But the apocalypse is a little farther away for now.

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