Useful software tip of the week

Use your Wacom tablets on Ubuntu Linux.

This will let people with a wacom tablet to use it on their Ubuntu Linux machine.  some of them may work out of the box, but the newer models require a newer driver to be installed.

To install the updated driver, you copy and paste these lines into a terminal window. on Ubuntu the terminal is at Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/wacom-plus
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wacom-dkms

After you’ve installed the driver, your tablet should work.

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Up in the air!

Well, today was a crazy day, a storm in Minneapolis caused the airport to be closed last night, and it caused major backups in the Atlanta airport, causing the plane that was going to take us to Atlanta to be 3 hours late.  We were supposed to leave shortly after 2:00 PM, but we didn’t get on the plane until 5:00 PM, and didn’t leave until 5:30, due to the fact that we would disrupt the flow of traffic through the Atlanta airport.

Well, now we’re in the air, going from Atlanta to Minneapolis.  This was one tough family trip, but it was worth every minute. 🙂  I’ll be getting back to my regular stuff soon.

See you tonight, Minnesota! 🙂


EA says offline Single-Player games are “Finished,” Online is the way forward

Well, now EA wants to convert to making games that have no ‘offline’ component, no true singleplayer mode.  I have to wonder what’s up with this?  First Blizzard with Starcraft II, and now EA wants to make online games.  Yes I hear the ‘It allows us to reduce piracy’ argument, but it can lock a lot of paying customers out of the game that they bought.

I’m not fond of this type of stuff.  What if you have no internet connection, or a bad connection?  People using dial-up, and satellite are going to be unable to play any game of that type, at least it wouldn’t be too fun.

In the end of the day, I believe that the best way to stop piracy is to sell the game for a good price (Not $60.00+) Don’t lock people out from the game, the Pirates will remove that part anyways, so it doesn’t stop them.

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Long time, no see

I think that someone may have noticed that this blog hasn’t been updated in a while.  I’ve been at Chef school for almost a week and a half, and they haven’t given us much free time, so this blog hasn’t gotten updated.

If you want to know what I’ve been doing out here, check out another blog that I post at.

I should be able to start posting again after Monday, which is when I will be arriving at my house again.

Till then… Have fun 🙂

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