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First day without a mouse.

Posted 03-24-2010 at 04:17 PM by dsmyth
Updated 03-24-2010 at 04:23 PM by dsmyth

This morning before logging into Windows, at work, I decided to bite the bullet and finally disconnected the mouse. The last few days thanks to vim and vimperator* I've been trying not to use the mouse; but it's difficult because the act of reaching for the mouse is so completely automatic.

Did I miss the mouse?
Yeah, once... using TortoiseSVN. (i usually use the svn command line tool but was supporting someone with a dependency on graphical tools; on a side note there is a...
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Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF).

Posted 03-11-2010 at 05:27 AM by dsmyth

The Wife Acceptance Factor, or Wife Approval Factor (WAF), is an estimation of the wife's acceptance or refusal of a new acquisition by the husband.

The Woman Acceptance Factor is inversely proportional to the possible amount of conflict resulting from the different points of view. The lower the WAF, the more convincing needs to be done, or the more conflicts arises from the acquisition or project.

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Microsoft spends $2bn trying to buy a verb.

Posted 03-08-2010 at 01:08 PM by dsmyth
Updated 03-08-2010 at 01:17 PM by dsmyth

Ok before beginning lets clear something up...

I don't hate Microsoft; but that doesn't mean I like them either. All the big $ companies out there are all the same. Apple and Sony they are as bad as each other... anyway...

Tell you what I do hate though... Marketing Departments... and Microsofts Marketing Department are at it again this time prompting the bing search engine...

$2bn they have spent trying to buy the verb for searching the internet; also...
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DosBox - Duke Nukem 3D

Posted 03-07-2010 at 07:38 AM by dsmyth
Updated 03-07-2010 at 07:41 AM by dsmyth

"It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum... and I'm all outta gum." - Duke Nukem (but I think he stole if from the bad ass in They Live)

Yeah Duke Nukem 3D on Linux... groovy!!

Get yourself a copy of DosBox. I yum'd it from the repo but a quick google and you will reap your reward. Install what you find and that's you got DOS on Linux.

Go over to and for $5.99 you can get Duke Nukem 3D... that's about 2.00 and it's DRM free.......
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Gens - Sonic The Hedgehog

Posted 03-07-2010 at 07:24 AM by dsmyth

Sonic the Hedgehog on Linux... fandabbydosy!!

1. Download the source code for the Gens/GS emulator
(release 7 at time of writing)

2. Unzip the package and then do the "./configure && make && sudo make install" shuffle.

If the configuration step fails you might need to resolve some dependencies. There was one dependency missing on this machine; yum'd it...
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