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Tremulous: The best free software game ever? - Linux and open source software lag behind the proprietary market in the number and quality of available video games, especially in the realm of first-person shooters (FPS), a genre dominated by the likes of Doom, Quake, Unreal, Half-Life, and Halo. Here, Linux is an afterthought, if not ignored completely. Tremulous, a mixture of FPS and RTS (real-time strategy) written by Tim Angus, is an exception to that rule. [GNUs]

I've tried Tremulous a bit last night before going to sleep and I gotta say it does look like a great game, definitely one of the best in its genre. The fact that it's on a Quake 3 engine (which worked fine on my and even older hardware, and that's an onboard graphics chip) made Tremulous playable on my computer as well (of course with DRI enabled, which I certainly welcome.

I'm not sane


I'm currently emerging all my system packages on Gentoo with my new unstable (~x86) toolchain.

From the #libervis (Freenode) IRC channel:

* dylunio wonders if he is sane emerging over 800 packages
kryme Nope.  Not sane.
dylunio okay, thanks kryme :)
kryme :D
kryme Hey, I do what I can.

Accomplishment for today: insanity Smiling

Get GNU/Linux!


I just want to recommend a great new site that has been started recently: http://www.getgnulinux.org/ (Get GNU/Linux dot org). Be sure to remember that URL and refer it to everyone who is looking for a place to find out more about GNU/Linux. Finally there is a "homepage" of our beloved Free as in freedom operating system.

And what's best, it's started by people who really care about Free Software and GNU/Linux.

I absolutelly digg it! Eye


Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems. And best of all it's Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license.

Use HISTIGNORE in bash


Don't you find it annoying when you have been using the same command in bash a few times in a row, and then you scroll through the history to a previous command only having to go through many duplicates of the command you just used.

For this use bash's HISTIGNORE variable, set in in your ~/.bashrc file.
HISTIGNORE="&"

Will mean you will not have duplicates in your bash history, but you can use other varables too, say you don't want the commands beggining with c to be put in the history.

An example of this together with not having duplicates:
HISTIGNORE="c*:&"