Making an eagle on the 1st

Golf is a lifetime pursuit that changes with each stage in your life.  So I take my golfing more seriously during my season between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends — that’s when it’s time to play and accrue the test results for postseason evaluation.  Outside those 16-weeks are for offseason “tinkering”: the usual apparel,…

30th Anniversary

Another 5-years pass … Quite by accident this morning, I have been de-cluttering my designated basement area and ran across my old stamp collection. It was kept neatly preserved in an old-style metal box that is air-tight and waterproofed. But also in there was this ‘proof’ taken in the spring of 1985, shortly after I…

Fedora 21

I use fedup to upgrade from release to release. However, I configured my home workstation to keep data fully separated and protected from a bare metal install. And, I don’t mind exercising the installation process for my continuing education and experience… I just mind doing it needlessly, like my Micro$oft peeps who insist they cannot…

Only 3583 bytes

… and the program file size of this new gem of a video game, pulse, suggests there’s a few more bytes free that could be exploited.  😆 But that’s how much “free” RAM came with a stock Commodore VIC 20, like the one I was fortunate to own in early 1982.  Playing this not only…

XBoxDrv: a Fedora systemctl service

Two years ago, I discovered a user-space XBox 360 controller driver as replacement to the lackluster (then) kernel driver, xpad.  After rebuilding my new workstation and installing Fedora 20 on it, I took notice that its repository includes the xboxdrv package.  😎 It includes a replete set of sample configurations and the standard man page. …