My games in the Snap Store

By mcphail

Fed up of the relaxation of the distancing rules? Has unlimited outdoors exercise caused uncomfortable chafing? Do you want to spend more time in front of a computer screen this weekend? Here’s some games I’ve packaged just for you; all available on the Snap Store for your favourite Linux distribution and ranked in order of…

Making a snap package of sc-controller

By mcphail

sc-controller is a neat little utility which allows Linux users to use a Steam Controller to play non-Steam games. I’ve used it for a long time on Ubuntu to play games like Pillars of Eternity from the comfort of my armchair. Sadly, it is built with the now-deprecated python2 technology, and the upcoming 20.04 release…

Why I still love Manic Miner

By mcphail

A mini retrospective on Manic Miner, one of the most iconic games released on the ZX Spectrum. I keep playing it today for good reason.

Raigmore Hospital offers tattoo-less radiotherapy for breast cancer patients

By mcphail

Congratulations to the medical, physics, dosimetry, tech, radiography and nursing teams at the Oncology department at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness on becoming the first Cancer Centre to offer tattoo-less radiotherapy for breast cancer patients in the NHS. Reducing the stigmata of radiotherapy reduces the stigma of radiotherapy. Hopefully these combinations of surface-guided and image-guided setup…