One of our Computer Recycling volunteers has been pining for some intellectual stimulation a bit different from our usual assemble/disassemble/troubleshoot PCs. The volunteer had picked up a book on Linux System Administration hoping to learn more about managing systems. It's a bit beyond the scope of what we typically do, but after thinking about it for a bit I figured it could help the person open up some new opportunities. The workstation the volunteer often sat at runs Windows 10.
Somehow I managed to squeeze a bit of development into this evening (thanks Maria for letting me work) and I came up with a simple menu. At the moment only the Play and Quit options work, the other items are placeholders until I can get a bit more time. I worked until 7pm this evening, so coming home to a cooked dinner then being able to spend an hour working on Fasteroids is a blessing.
I managed to test the Linux binary on a Xubuntu 16.04 system this afternoon. There was no issues other than the typical issue I have occasionally with USB headsets (1/8 inch plug headset worked).
Every year around Christmas/Boxing day Packt Publishing runs a $5.00 sale. For $5 USD you can pick up any ebook or video in the Packt Publishing library. The past couple of years I've picked up books each time they've run the sale. The sale ends soon (January 9th). This year I picked up the following titles: