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Apps I talk about
Just a Random babble as I setup my podcasting rig in the office, clearing out some old stuff and telling you about what I encounter.
Archiving Floppy Disks
This show describes how I go about archiving old floppy disks. These disks date back to the early 90s when floppy disks were a common way of installing software on personal computers. They were also used as a portable storage mechanism for data files.
Equipment That I'm Using
- IBM ThinkCentre desktop computer with a 3.5in floppy disk drive
- Installed the 32-bit version of Slackware 14.2
Making an image of an entire floppy disk
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=filename.dsk
Making a floppy disk from a disk image
dd if=filename.dsk of=/dev/fd0
Copy files from a floppy disk
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
cp filename /some/destination/path/filename
Discbound Planners and Notebooks.
Source: Happy Planner.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
We all use plugins in order to facilitate our work this is my favorite picks.
Race for the galaxy
Race for the galaxy is a four player card game published by Rio Grande Games.
The goal of the game is to build a space imperium and the player with most victory points wins.
There's also a computer version of the game, which saves you from packing up the game after playing.
There are five phases in turn:
At the beginning of turn, every player selects one of these phases and selections are revealed simultaneously. Only selected phases will be played. Player who selected a phase gets a small bonus.
- draw two cards and keep one
- bonus: draw five cards and keep one
- bonus: draw one additional card and keep one additional card
- place development card in play and discard cards from your hand to cover the cost
- bonus: -1 to cost
- place a planet card in play and discard cards from your hand to cover the cost
- except military planets, which you'll conquer with your military score
- if it's a windfall world, produce on it
- use consume powers on cards to turn good into victory points
- you have to keep consuming until you can't anymore
- bonus: trade one goods card for 2-5 cards
- bonus: 2xVPs gain twice the victory points
- produce on regular planets
- bonus: produce on windfall planet
- one empire is 12 cards big
- VP tokes run out
- points for cards on the table
- cards in the hand (+1 for each)
- VPs earned
- cards on the table
- draw extra cards
- trade goods on planets
- add up your military score
- settle planets for cheaper
- have bigger empire limit
- produce on a windfall planet after discarding a card
Examples of cards
Star nomad raiders
- military 2 planet, worth 1 vp
- +1 to military
- +2 cards when trading goods
- development 3, worth 2 vp
- draw 1 card after placing a world
- discard 1 rare elements good to gain 1 card and 1 vp
- development 1, worth 1 vp
- draw 1 card after placing a development
- discard 1 good to gain 1 vp
All expansions add new cards.
The gathering storm
- goals (first and most)
- extra player
Rebel vs. Imperium
- solo play
- take over (conquer other player's worlds)
- extra player
Brink of War
- - prestige
- counts as VP in the end
- can be used to perform actions
- requires two previous expansions
- incompatible with previous expansions
- 49 cards representing alien orb players can explore
- balance between expanding and exploring
- fun and quick game
- every player concentrates on their own imperium
- keep an eye what opponent is doing (trading / military)
- cards are dense with information
- I recorded myself playing against computer: [Race for the galaxy - three medium AIs](https://diode.zone/w/rw8z8pqeqAauENSufmgkjV).
- for some reason, you can't follow me outside of the instance
- - questions, comments, feedback?
- or even better, record your own episode
The Config of my Dell XPS 15
.-:/++oooo++/:-. knightwise@Hawking `:/oooooooooooooooooo/-` ------------------ -/oooooooooooooooooooo+ooo/- OS: Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04.3 LTS x86_ .+oooooooooooooooooo+/-`.ooooo+. Host: XPS 15 7590 :oooooooooooo+//:://++:. .ooooooo: Kernel: 6.2.0-26-generic /oooooooooo+o:`.----.``./+/oooooooo/ Uptime: 4 mins /ooooooooo+. +ooooooooo+:``/ooooooooo/ Packages: 2457 (dpkg), 19 (snap) .ooooooooo: .+ooooooooooooo- -ooooooooo. Shell: bash 5.1.16 /oooooo/o+ .ooooooo:`+oo+ooo- :oooooooo/ Resolution: 1920x1080 ooo+:. .o: :ooooo:` .+/. ./o+:/ooooooooo DE: Cinnamon 5.2.7 oooo/-`.o: :ooo/` `/+. ./.:ooooooooo WM: Mutter (Muffin) /oooooo+o+``++. `:+- /oooooooo/ WM Theme: Yaru-Cinnamon-Dark (Yaru-C .ooooooooo/`` -+:` :ooooooooo. Theme: Yaru-Cinnamon-Dark [GTK2/3] /ooooooooo+--+/` .+ooooooooo/ Icons: Yaru-Cinnamon [GTK2/3] /ooooooooooo+.` `.:++:oooooooo/ Terminal: gnome-terminal :oooooooooooooo++++oo+-` .ooooooo: CPU: Intel i7-9750H (12) @ 4.500GHz .+ooooooooooooooooooo+:..ooooo+. GPU: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Gra -/oooooooooooooooooooooooo/- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile `-/oooooooooooooooooo/:` Memory: 2736MiB / 31723MiB
RE: How to make friends.
Interview with Yosef Kerzner
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AaTRHFaaPG8 this is a really good interview if you want to be terrified by AI ( about 1/2 way in the video )
When you go on an RV trip you are basically towing your home around, and that means you need to have your equipment in shape. RVs are said to undergo an earthquake every time you tow them, and so there are things that need to be addressed. And the tow vehicle needs to be in good shape as well. So in this episode we discuss how we did the necessary equipment maintenance.
Getting interested in tech can start in both odd and familiar places. This is Trixter's story.
I was looking for an open directory of web audio streams and found radio hyphen browser dot info.
hpr3937 :: Adventures in Pi-Hole hosted by Noodlez
Noodlez recounts their experience getting a pi-hole server
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in August 2023
Daniel Persson goes through his experience of building his first server
hpr3934 :: Crusader Kings II hosted by Tuula
Tuula rambles about her all time favourite strategy game Crusader Kings II
Sgoti and Bumble Bee discuss discbound planners, agendas, ink pens and more.
hpr3932 :: Short introduction to inxi hosted by folky
folky gives the show about inxi that Ken wished for
I reveal what instrument was played in hpr3905
Some hints for playing Civilization II Test of Time
About apps that store notes as markdown
Sgoti confuses everyone with bash nonsense.
hpr3927 :: Audacity Update 20230702 hosted by Ahuka
RESERVE SHOW. Audacity has been having problems lately.
hpr3926 :: Karate Do: An Overview hosted by Hipernike
Hipernike talks about Karate, its meaning and some of the things he has learnt
Daniel Persson talks about some of the tools he uses for video production and social media
operat0r will never get to some of these as full eps so here you go!
Sgoti chats with Bumble Bee about meal preparation.
hpr3922 :: Silent Key hosted by Trey
A brief history of the term "Silent Key" as applied to amateur radio
In this episode the HPR Audiobook Club discusses the first three books of John Carter of Mars
Step one for a months-long RV trip is the planning.
hpr3919 :: How I hacked my voice hosted by Tuula
Tuula talks about what she's doing to change her voice
hpr3918 :: Emacs package curation, part 3 hosted by dnt
Let's go through every single package installed in my Emacs configuration. The last one.
Hopefully a useful provocation, in response to a recent intriguing show by another HPR host
HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in July 2023
MrX has audio that is clipping but will he be able to fix it?
hpr3914 :: how to deal with blisters hosted by dnt
a technique my father taught me, for dealing with blisters
Lurking Prion answers questions about his name, former career field as an MM
Shane brings us a taste of South Africa with some local tea and jerky
A Perl-based 'grep'-like tool that can search by file type
hpr3910 :: Playing Civilization II hosted by Ahuka
Some hints for playing Civilization II
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