Tools I can’t live without: Synergy 

Geek post!  🙂 There are a few utilities that I use that are not well known, but I find critical. One of the ones that I use most is Synergy. It’s function is straight-forward: share one mouse and keyboard among multiple computers. What makes Synergy awesome, though, is how far above and beyond this functionality Synergy goes. First, it’s cross-platform: I use it to share between my Linux workstation and a Macbook Pro seemlessly. Second, it supports clipboard sync – e.g. copy some text on the Macbook and paste it into a window on the Linux workstation like they are the same system.

Good stuff!

Synergy is software for sharing one keyboard and mouse between multiple computers.

Source: Synergy – Mouse and keyboard sharing software

meltdown

Meltdown on Steam

I’ve had this game sitting around in my Steam list for a long time (another Humble Bundle purchase), but just now got around to firing it up. And Oh! My! Gracious!!!  This is such a fun game! The weapons are fun, enemies are goofy but deadly, and the visual style is both gorgeous and cartoonish. This has become my new favorite game!

Meltdown is a tactical arcade shooter featuring both singleplayer and intense online multiplayer. Become the most skilled soldier, choose your weapons, get the best upgrades, buckle up and start your mission. Be careful, each enemy has it’s own combat style, special AI and gear. Adapt to them to survive!

Source: Meltdown on Steam

Amiga Games now available via Internet Archive

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! The Internet Archive just dumped a metric buttload of Amiga games and software!  Anyone who loved and used an Amiga back in the day will be rejoicing today! There are so many classic titles available. Looking through the list, I see some of my favorites (Lemmings 2, Pinball Fantasies, The Lost Vikings) plus a ton that I always wanted to play (Batman: The Movie, Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh, Ninja Mission). I even see a bunch of non-games.

This is so friggin’ amazing!

Source: Software Library: Amiga: Games : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Useful Crontab Header | [ squarism ]

Years and years ago, I wrote about an awesome crontab header that I had found somewhere on the net. At the time, I linked to the page but did not include the actual header in the blog post. Now, the site that I linked to is gone, and I could not find the header anywhere in my dot files.

Fortunately, Squarism came to the rescue!

# minute (0-59),
# | hour (0-23),
# | | day of the month (1-31),
# | | | month of the year (1-12),
# | | | | day of the week (0-6 with 0=Sunday).
# | | | | | commands

Source: Useful Crontab Header | [ squarism ]

WeightJournal – October 2, 2015 – Puppy sighting!

WeightJournal – October 2, 2015 – Puppy sighting!

In this week’s video – recorded live from one of our local parks – I babble about how our bodies tend to try and get rid of weight if we stay out of their way. I think I probably have talked or written about this before, but it keeps coming to mind. Once a person is 50+ lbs overweight, our bodies actively start trying to lose some of that weight/fat. We aren’t meant to be that obese, and our…

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WeightJournal, August 13th, 2015 – All about exercise!

WeightJournal, August 13th, 2015 – All about exercise!

I know, I know, normally when I’ve taken a couple weeks away from this journal, it means I’ve started gaining a ton of weight. That isn’t the case this time – I just completely lost track of days/weeks. I’m back now, though, and this week I’m babbling about my activity habits over the last 9 months, including how I’ve tended to feel about exercise videos/equipment, along with my newest endeavor,…

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