I’m not a huge fan of football or spectator sports but there’s a certain charm about Kick Off World or “The Player Manager 2016″ (I can’t decide what it’s called). It’s a remake of the Kickoff/Player Manager games of the 90’s on the Amiga. Graphics are simplified of course. The view of the playing field is overhead like in Kickoff or Microprose Soccer but still manages to be interesting, at least for the first few matches. You can also skip the game and go straight to the results if all you’re interested in is the managerial side of the game.
There’s loads to see in the game, lots of players and teams as well as options to set tactics. Go get it on Windows, Mac, Linux or even Android. They’re all linked from their homepage including a (slightly out of date) Flash version you can play in your browser! Watch out for updates on their Facebook page.
The Bash command line can be edited using the cursor keys but for the real power user you need to enable Vi mode:
$ set -o vi
Or add it to one of your Bash startup files.
Now, instead of the slow interactive editing you’ll get the command and insert mode of Vi! Users of Vi or Vim will feel right at home. You start in insert mode by default so it feels the same as before. You can type new text, move left and right with the cursor keys and delete text but press ESC and you can do all the things Vi command mode allows you to do.
Check out this extensive cheat sheet with examples or jump directly to the ascii version here!
I still remember the day in 2005 when Matt asked me to come work for him. I still remember the exact spot I was standing where I took that call. It was only a couple of metres from where I sit typing this now.
Ten years, time has flown. I work for an absolutely amazing company with great people. It’s hard to believe there’s well over three hundred people there now. Remember when you needed an invite? It’s a far cry from WordPress.com today.
I wish I could provide an insightful comment on the challenges and rewards of working remotely but it’s late and I just wanted to get this post out there to mark the day. If you want to experience the remote work lifestyle for yourself, come work with us!
I honestly don’t remember this at all. The C64 was just a prop, but it’s still nice to see the breadbox there! It’s a pity they used the arcade version of Paperboy and not the C64 conversion however.
When shopping get in there and out as quickly as possible. (Thanks Conor O’Neill for the link!)
My first time seeing anything by Amy Schumer. Funny stuff!
Finally! These tiny coins will be on the way out if all goes to plan.
I guess I should add those coins above to my small stockpile of Irish coins.
Government sources have told the Irish Independent that the matter is to be brought to Cabinet tomorrow.
It is understood Finance Minister Michael Noonan will bring the memo recommending the withdrawal of the coins, which cost more to mint than they are worth.
I’ve said goodbye to two dogs in my life, and neither time was easy. If you’re a dog owner watch this only somewhere where you won’t mind being seen bawling your eyes out. It’s a beautiful tribute to a dog called Denali and his owner.
Via this post and John Finn on Facebook.
From an unsolicited spam email:
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Seems legit, but what happens if you put negative words on water bottles? That would be a nasty trick to play on someone you don’t like!
This is a great song but I’m slightly baffled by her leaving her daughter for the day to go to a music concert and the daughter is still in bed when she comes home…
Still, it’s only a music video, and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii is a great song.
The stand alone Google Photos app went live last night and I’m playing with it this morning. I love that I can search my photos for animals, family or San Francisco and it will return meaningful results.
The app is really nice to use now, I love the new month view for quickly moving back through the years. I only wish Google Backup would work on all DNG files. Despite what their documentation says those files aren’t getting backed up.
I’m not so fond of the limited editing features. Many of my older photos need to be rotated because they were shot in Jpeg and some app I used long ago changed the rotation bit in the files. To rotate I have to select an image, click the pencil to edit, click the crop tool, click rotate 3 times, save, X. Then move on to another. Hopefully they’ll allow batch editing of photos in the future.