Ripping, tagging and playing music in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17.3 has this great audio cover art display if you open the audio slider

Ripping an audio CD should be easy, and for the most part it is. However, ensuring that ripped media is suitable for other devices and platforms can be tricky if you expect things like cover art. This is the software and work flow I use for ripping and tagging music under Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa) Cinnamon.

Playing Heroes Of Might And Magic in Ubuntu MATE 14.04.4

Heroes Of Might And Magic running in windowed mode under Ubuntu MATE

Heroes Of Might And Magic (HOMM) first appeared way back in 1995. I bought HOMM as part of a Platinum Edition release by 3DO that included Heroes Of Might And Magic I, II, and III. It's been ages since I've been able to locate any of my Heroes Of Might and Magic discs (other than IV, but that's another story) so when I stumbled on the game disc for HOMM I I figured I'd try to get it working under Ubuntu MATE. I managed to get it working following some instructions on the WINE web site.