When I was a kid in the 1980s/1990s – there was not too many things I wanted to do more than go to an arcade to play my favorite games (Afterburner/Space Harrier to name a few). Recently I came across the “Internet Arcade” and love it! Finally I can play Qbert again too!
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.
If you are an old school gamer like me – check it out!
Yesterday I finally got a book shelf to hold the majority of my Apple hardware/software collection. Amongst the collection – I have some eMates, Newtons, Cube, QuickTake camera, original Apple floppy disks, Apple II GS, ImageWriter, original iPod, iPhone, etc. I am still missing a 20th Anniversary Mac, but that is still on the list of things to get.
I recently ran into an issue where backups for a project were taking much more space than I thought they should. I figured there was a large error log somewhere – and sure enough I was able to easily find it with the following command:
du -sh *
That command du (disk usage) along with the options -sh (s = summarize, h = human readable) will then output something like this:
From there I can then see that the big disk space hog is in the “delivery” directory. Running the command then within that directory then showed there was a huge 1.4G error log which needed addressed.
This command is very useful and will save a lot of time if you run into a similar situation as I did.
As seen at the local carnival…
Don’t get me wrong – I love playing new games like Call of Duty where everything is dynamic, you play with friends, and nothing is quite the same each game. There is something to say about the old NES games though where you’ve made the same jump at the same time each game. Perfecting a game meant learning and practicing timing vs. anticipating change like the games now. Regardless – I ran across this site: http://www.8bbit.com where you can play some of your old favorites. For me – it is all about Contra!
Every once and awhile I need a demotivator – and today I love this one:
No more excuses – now we know how to make the perfect guacamole: https://chipotle.com/guac-recipe
Thanks for sharing!
For Desert: How to make just 2 chocolate chip cookies (vs. the 3 dozen which inevitably get stale or inhaled)
I found that I am most productive within the first 2 hours of each work day so at the end of each day I like to make sure I am set up for a successful tomorrow.
One of most helpful things I have found over the past few years is to make a list for everything I need to accomplish for the next day. How to keep it real? I only use Post-It notes to make sure my list is reasonable and something I can accomplish.
It is surprisingly satisfactory to cross things off the list. When things are really crazy – lists help keep priorities in line as well.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed in the AM? Try grabbing a Post-It note and making a reasonable list!
If you spend all your time trying to make everyone happy – you are really making no one happy (including yourself). Once you realize you will never make everyone happy – you open yourself to making decisions based on fairness and reason. Don’t be afraid to say no!