Mega Q*Bert "Mega Q*bert is a fan adaptation of the popular arcade title for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The title has two modes: Mega mode, with 80 new different levels to beat, and Arcade mode, which is based on NES Q*bert (which in turn is based on the original game). Both modes allow simultaneous cooperative play."
For nearly a full year, first with Gentoo and later with Arch, I've been running a "pure" 64-bit Linux setup, and being quite proud of it. I hate multilib stuff. I really do. Yet, as I write these words, my once "pure" 64-bit Linux is now being "defiled" by more than a hundred lib32 packages. Why? Video games made me do it!
Switch Hook "Deep in the Dungeons of Doom lies an ultimate magical artifact known as the Amulet of Yendor, guarded by hordes of monsters. In spite of the aforementioned hordes, adventurers keep trying to retrieve the artifact, and sometimes one of them succeeds. But the Amulet is still there... because it's magic! Anyway, the time has come for you to try your luck! And you don't need a sword or a spellbook, because you have your trusty Switch Hook!"
Deep Core Raider "The universe is huge, the planets and moons numerous, and the minerals hidden therein possibly unlimited. It is little wonder then, that evolved species value these commodities highly, and that many people set off in search of riches. Large corporations compete with small teams and individuals to locate and mine these stellar bodies. Many have been visited before, and those discovered by the large corporations are littered with defenses to protect their investment until their mining teams can reach them. For individuals, these are the high earners. All the evaluation and research has been done, and all the minerals are just sitting there, waiting to be taken. That is, if they can get past the defenses. This small breed of individual, interstellar pirates, thieves, are called Deep Core Raiders."
Gyro Boss "The Gyro Boss has entered the solar system and is minutes from destroying your home world. The last hope of your people, you set out in your spaceship to defeat the all-powerful alien species. Face endless waves of bullets, rockets, lasers, mines and even squids in this non-stop, circular boss battle. How long can you last before the Gyro Boss annihilates your ship?"
Mininim "The Advanced Prince of Persia Engine, written from scratch by computer programmer and free software activist Bruno Félix Rezende Ribeiro. Bruno had a childhood dream of deciphering the secrets of his favorite game that introduced him to computing, a dream dreamt when he was just a kid, a dream realized now that he’s still a mininim deep in his heart."
Descending Dungeons "Tales of treasure have enticed many an adventurer. Across sea and land they come, to the chasm under the mountain. Following the path ever downwards, leaving behind them sunlight, they reach the Thousand Steps and now their journey has truly begun. Bronzed Barbarian, Warrior Princess, Wise Mage and Mystical Sorceress. Descending all into dungeons to meet their fate ... For these caverns are home to creatures dark and vile, and hungry for flesh. And in the deepest depths, among his glittering hoard - lurks their Dragon lord. So come, brave adventurers. Will you find fortune beyond your dreams, or meet a fate worse than death?"
Yesterday, Arch updated GNU Coreutils to version 8.25, and this morning I noticed something peculiar. When using the ls command, filenames (and directory names) with spaces in them now are shown surrounded by single quotes. This commit is the responsible. As expected, people are freakingout over this change :)
Prove Thine Worth "The night wast darker than any other. The wind wast strong and the rain hath fallen like ne'er ere. 'twas that night that the prince learnt the king's horrible secret. But the king wast acknown, and waited no further. The young prince got thrown in the deepest of dungeons, with bats, spiders and many traps awaiting him. Wilst he be able to escape the dungeon and defeat the king?"
It's pruning season here. Inspired by the hard work of the local gardeners, I took a virtual chainsaw to the source code of the blog, and started hacking away. As a result, many useless and redundant stuff has been removed.