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Soulfly Does Nailbomb at The Forge
Posted by Hristos T. on 2017-10-17, under the category Music
Tags: The Forge, Soulfly, Noisem, Nailbomb, Lodi Kong, Cannabis Corpse

Tonight I went to see Soulfly play the Nailbomb record "Point Blank" in its entirety - openers were Lodi Kong, Noisem, and Cannabis Corpse. I've been to so many shows over the years but not a lot of metal shows actually. I've always loved fast, heavy music and Nailbomb ...

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A small rotating wallpaper program
Posted by Hristos T. on 2017-09-23, under the category GNU/Linux

I recently felt the need for a rotating desktop background - that is one that switches the image every so often. I'm not aware of any specifc programs that solve this exact problem, but feh sports some neat command-line options that make scripting up such a thing a ...

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Always learning: new git tricks
Posted by Hristos T. on 2017-09-14, under the category Programming
Tag: git

Imagine the following scenario: you keep the dotfiles for several machines under one git repo with some submodules, including one machine which clones a submodule from a GitHub repo that I own (so it's cloned over SSH, not HTTPS.) No problem when I do a recursive clone when using ...

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Playing Morrowind on GNU/Linux
Posted by Hristos T. on 2017-03-20, under the category GNU/Linux Gaming
Tags: openmw, diy

EDIT: Thanks to an awesome community, Void Linux now has packages for Unshield and MyGUI - so those steps can be omitted from your build process... Now back to dancing close to the fire!

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is my favorite video game of all time. I generally favor games that are a bit older (the SNES-PS1 eras were golden ages for this), but Morrowind sticks with me even 15 years after its release. And while several pre-packaged modded Morrowind experiences exist for Windows, I submit that the best way to enjoy Morrowind today is on GNU/Linux using OpenMW. While not every single feature that is available for modded vanilla Morrowind works in OpenMW (yet), the list of what works is growing with each release - and what does work now is enough to satisfy a newcomer or a seasoned player like myself.

In this entry I'll discuss what is needed to run Morrowind via OpenMW, and how to get it -- but also in a way that's reproducible and mostly independent of your distribution. I'm not going to go into too much detail about mods (maybe in a part 2 perhaps) but I will go over some general recommendations. Let's go, outlander!

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Revisiting classic N64 wresting games on a modern GNU/Linux
Posted by Hristos T. on 2017-03-01, under the category GNU/Linux Gaming
Tag: emulators

N64 is nowhere near my favorite classic console, but I won't hesitate to agree that it is home to the best wresting video games ever made. As it turns out, these games (particularly the Asmik ones) are still fun! In this entry I'm going to talk about how I've been playing WWF No Mercy on Void Linux. Although you (likely) won't be able to enjoy any of the many No Mercy mods that are out there, you can enjoy the very fun vanilla game with some modern enhancements like HD resolutions. Wooooooo!

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