Four cool links, for later

Once again I have a few oddball links that I want to make a note of, so I can find them myself in the future. When I’m not terrifically pressed for time.

  1. I’ve been in and out of more than a few floppy-based distros, and if you look at the “genre” intended on the ancient (but world-famous!) floppy disk, there don’t seem to be many left. That may or may not be the case, but wouldn’t you know it, the people and fans of Slitaz have an online tool that deserves investigation. This page is like an addictive drug to a person like me. What? I can download any of a number of customized floppy-based versions of Slitaz, write them to a floppy in a minute or two, and boot to them on my Pentium? Well, there goes my weekend! :D (P.S.: Thanks to Belak for pointing it out.)
  2. Mostly for my own reference, the next time I see those cool little characters in names and links, is this page, which makes them all obvious and right up front. Granted, living at the console, most of those come through as question marks in elinks. But knowing they are there and how to get them is somehow … gratifying. :)
  3. I have mentioned a half-dozen times my unnatural affection for Neverwinter Nights, BioWare’s seminal role-playing game of nearly a decade ago. By extension I feel obligated to mention that you can get the game in its final pinnacle release — the Diamond edition — at Good Old Games for a measly US$10, to include manuals, wallpaper, avatars, maps, etc. And US$10 for that is practically a crime. Not only does the game — still — have a native Linux client, but it actually works better in most upper-end distros (to include Ubuntu) than in Windows. While you’re at it, get copies of the Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale series, for almost nothing.
  4. One more, and then I have to get back to shuffling my household: If vim is awesome, vimcasts.org is awesome to the power of awesome. Not only does the presenter have a way cool voice, but the issues are explained clearly and concisely. And the end results — or really, the settings that will give you the end results — are easy to put into place. And let’s face it: What did you really want when you started vim for the first time? Someone to show you how to use vim. ;)

That’s it for now; I’m stashing those here now so I can look at them later. I am going back to cardboard boxes and rolls of sello tape. Wish me luck. :shock: :roll:

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4 Responses to “Four cool links, for later”


  1. 1 Doug 2010/11/19 at 10:31 AM

    I believe the link in bullet one should be to .org, not .com.

    http://pizza.slitaz.org/tiny/ works for me, but .com has no server.

  2. 3 aberinkulas 2010/11/19 at 11:25 PM

    I have bought games from GOG.com in the past and they’re quite good and cheap. I do want to mention that the games come as Windows exe files, though, so buying the CD or DVD version is still the best Linux compatible way of playing Neverwinter Nights.

    I bought Unreal Tournament 2004 and Freespace 2 from GOG.com, two Linux compatible games, and I can definitely say the CD versions would have been better (though much harder to find and probably more expensive). If you’re tying to avoid Windows, though, it’s worth it.


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