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Archive for September 2013

Humble Opinions

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Many of my favorite games are free, but I’m not opposed to spending a few bucks here and there.  I just find it embarrassing to tell my spouse, and paralyzing to think of everything else I could and should be paying for.  So it took me until the ninth Humble Indie Bundle to actually bring myself to send some money their way.  Contributing some to charity helps me feel much better about the whole operation.

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Written by eswald

24 Sep 2013 at 9:10 pm

Posted in Entertainment

Controlling your Caps

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I’m not sure when I started using my Caps Lock as a third Control key.  I seem to have had a registry file to do so for quite some time, so it probably dates from before I started using Linux as my primary OS.  The keymaps file that switches it on my LFS console is at least seven years old.  The file backing Gnome’s control panel setting has been stored in one of my home directory repositories for over four years.  It’s been long enough that I honestly get surprised when I try to use someone else’s keyboard and find that a shortcut doesn’t work.

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Written by eswald

17 Sep 2013 at 10:02 pm

Posted in Technology

Creating it Easy

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Bob Ross makes painting look easy.  A stroke or two and a few dabs makes a great tree.  Mountains and clouds appear out of nowhere.

I’m nowhere near that level.  I can barely make something look decent when I have a reference picture.  I’m fortunate to have other solid skills to rely on for a living.  That, though, is no reason to stop.

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Written by eswald

10 Sep 2013 at 9:44 pm

Posted in Lifestyle

Stacking Considerations

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I’ve mentioned RPL before, as the language of my high-school calculator.  For some odd reason, I didn’t mention that it’s a stack-based language, like Forth.  I’m now dealing with another stack-based language, which makes me wonder whether that high school experience is helping me keep it all straight.

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Written by eswald

3 Sep 2013 at 7:54 pm

Posted in Technology