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Fasteroids (log): June 27, 2017 - Part II

  • 27 June 2017
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Fasteroids running on Linux

I implemented a few more things this evening: after so many levels the smaller asteroids split up into even smaller asteroids, which are worth more points, but are harder to hit. At first I thought it might be boring for people to track down the tiny asteroids, and this is somewhat true if you just sit in one spot. What I found was that I used the thrusters to move around more in order to target the smaller asteroids. I think this offsets the boring part, it forces those who try to play it safe to actually move.

Annual Packt Publishing $5 ebook/video sale - title's I bought

  • 6 January 2017
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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook

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:

PokerTH for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android

  • 16 September 2016
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Customized PokerTH table with new cards and avatars for everyone

At first glance PokerTH seems unremarkable, but as you start to go through the number of options and customizations you realize what a time sink this game can really be. Not only is PokerTH enjoyable as a solo game (you can play network or over the Internet) but it's remarkably customizable, so even if you're not a gamer you might find yourself itching to sit down and create some custom card decks or game tables.