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Posted in Linkdump, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2010 by munkybut

An ongoing look at Thom Hartmann’s new book.  A recommended read.

http://www.truth-out.org/thom-hartmann-rebooting-american-dream65183

It only took a few years, but FINALLY we have a Pyramid Head statue.  I’m really considering buying this…

http://kotaku.com/5703686/put-a-pricey-pyramid-head-from-silent-hill-on-your-shelf

A course I found for Linux online.  This will not teach you anything, but it does provide useful assignments you may work on.

http://homepage.smc.edu/morgan_david/linadmin/

This user has really put a lot of thought into how to create immersive games.  He has even written a paper on it.

http://jeroenstout.net/:work#Filter:Game-Designer

The classic, The Rights of Man.  It’s on my list of to-do things.  Honest.

http://www.ushistory.org/paine/rights/singlehtml.htm

OpenVPN is a handy tool that you can apparently get working directly with the router.  I have been looking into this.

http://lifehacker.com/5487500/five-best-vpn-tools

http://lifehacker.com/344765/turn-your-60-router-into-a-user+friendly-super+router-with-tomato

Tribler is a torrenting software I am meaning to follow.  They have bypassed the need for the .torrent files.  I am waiting for it to come to Linux.

http://lifehacker.com/5710594/tribler-is-a-tracker-and-search-engine+free-bittorrent-client

Hackity-Hack is  a tool that teaches anyone the basics of programming in Ruby.

http://lifehacker.com/5719091/hackety-hack-teaches-ruby-programming-to-aspiring-beginners-for-free

Illumination software is a programming tool that focuses on visual programming rather than straight code.  This could be very useful for folks like myself who see in pictures rather than text.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/12/illumination-software-creator-added-to-ubuntu-software-centre/

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Linkdump

Posted in Linkdump, Uncategorized with tags on November 15, 2010 by munkybut

A depressing little article about how the corporate elites are screwing everyone in the world except themselves.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/22-statistics-that-prove-the-elite-are-becoming-fabulously-wealthy-while-the-middle-class-is-being-ripped-to-shreds

I was reading an article written by the makers of Penumbra — one of my favorite games — and he suggested the author China Mieville.  I have every intention of reading this story in the future.

http://www.amazon.com/Perdido-Street-Station-China-Mieville/dp/0345459407/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1288382173&sr=8-1

I have spent some time working on a one-room old-school adventure game using AGS.  The following list of tutorials has been endlessly useful during this.

http://garmahis.com/tutorials/pixel-art-tutorials/

Taylor Mali is a brilliant and insightful poet.  He does great spoken word.

http://www.taylormali.com/

Scathing British sarcasm at it’s finest.  Here you have Bird and Fortune, a group of typically 2 men on stage discussing politics and economics in the absurd terms it deserves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXBcmqwTV9s&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=-mX60GibN_c

Apt-get is a terribly useful tool in Linux, but sadly, it’s quite slow.  Apt-fast is a script created to download with multiple streams instead of just one.  This makes for a much much faster download.

http://ubuntuguide.net/using-apt-fast-instead-apt-get-to-speed-up-program-installationsupgrades-in-ubuntu

No admin rights, but you still have an application you want to install?  This shows you how to create a virtualized program so that you can isolate everything the program will need once installed, thereby granting you the ability to use your programs!

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/create-compressed-virtualized-applications-with-enigma-virtual-box/

Linkdump

Posted in Linkdump, Uncategorized with tags on October 13, 2010 by munkybut

This is a terrific website I have come across that lets you view manga online.  I am currently reading through Death Note and I love it.

http://view.thespectrum.net/series/death-note-volume-01.html?ch=Volume+04&page=165

This is one of the greatest sites on the internet.  Lastwear is a clothing company that is completely open-source!  They require occasional donations, but they make everything available online and their clothes look terrific.

http://www.lastwear.com/blog/aboutus

The following is a nice little page that is helping me get through my LPI course for my Linux certification.  This site provides links to useful resources.

http://www.ledge.co.za/software/lpinotes/

The art of writing in Phases.  A phase is basically your story told in bullet point and you then go back and expound later.

http://fmwriters.com/Visionback/Issue%2015/phase.htm

Skills, skills, skills.  In D&D skills are everything.  But what are they?  AtWill takes a fantastic look at this with a series of articles.

http://at-will.omnivangelist.net/series/serious-skills/

http://at-will.omnivangelist.net/series/skillchallenges/

One of these days, I’m going to actually play System Shock 2.  Until then…

http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/SS2/SS2-2.shtm

Here is an interesting little site I came across.  It’s essentially just a daily newsfeed with a liberal slant.  I like it.

http://www.allhatnocattle.net/index.html

Linkdump

Posted in Linkdump, Uncategorized with tags , on September 9, 2010 by munkybut

Cameyo is a very useful tool.  It takes a snapshot of your computer/registry before and after you install a program and it creates a single executable file that will run as a stand-alone application.

http://www.cameyo.com/

Here is a list of 4 very useful sites to visit for inspiration on all things creative writing.  I highly recommend this. Support the site by disabling adblockers!

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-great-inspiring-sites-creative-writers-visit/

Another from Make Use of!  I’ve made several attempts to learn Japanese in the past and have fallen off the wagon, time and time again.  Hopefully these useful sites will help me get over the kanji hurdle in the future.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/web-resources-learn-japanese-online-free/

A listing of video game tools/resources.  Infinitely useful if I ever get around to working on a game.

http://www.pixelprospector.com/2010/08/the-big-list-of-game-development-resources/

Linkdump

Posted in Linkdump, Uncategorized with tags on August 3, 2010 by munkybut

Goodreads is a book that lets you see what books others recommend based on books you’ve read now.  The following is a list of books that all have to do with disaster-capitalism.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3223.How_Capitalism_Destroys_Everything#2293666

A guide on how to use checkinstall (sudo apt-get install checkinstall) to install from source while maintaining the database of the files on your computer.  Useful for uninstalling.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/using-checkinstall-build-packages-source

Amaya is a free/opensource program that is quite similar to Dreamweaver.

http://alternativeto.net/desktop/amaya/

Eloquent Javascript is a fantastic site when it comes to learning Java.  A lot of information, a lot of examples.

http://eloquentjavascript.net/