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…

The story of Your Sinclair

By iftttbot

By the early 90s, the ZX Spectrum appeared hopelessly outdated. from https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-03-the-story-of-your-sinclair

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…

Setting up an email server in 2020 with OpenSMTPD and Dovecot

By iftttbot

So, you want to set up your own email server? In that case, welcome. There are many reasons to run a custom email server, ranging from privacy concerns about providers like Google, to just wanting to do it for fun and/or learning. Since you’re here, I assume you’ve already found a reason. from https://prefet.ch/blog/2020/email-server/

Number word sequences

By iftttbot

I was idly musing about number sequences, and the Lychrel algorithm. If you don’t know about this, there’s a good Numberphile video on it: basically, take any number, reverse it, add the two, and if you get a palindrome stop, and if you don’t, keep doing it. from https://www.kryogenix.org/days/2020/01/19/number-word-sequences/

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.