MUD glorious MUD: Interactive literature & gaming

Today I’m going to look at MUD.  If you are already familiar with Multi User Dungeon’s, then you can probably skip most of this article. So what is a MUD? It’s basically a text adventure game where locations are described with text rather than pictures.  It can be played in a browser or with a…

Story Tracker (beta) – A free tool for writers!

I remember dial-up.  I remember the handshaking noises my trusty modem made.  I also remember when the idea leaving a machine connected 24-7 online was unthinkable.  Even when I ran a BBS I had set times it operated in (we only had one phone line in our house) Today, users, PC’s and apps blur the…

The Reality of Chromebooks/OS – Not as limited as you think!

My family PC finally took its last gasp last night.  It’s GPU fan finally packed in, but then after about 4 years of being “always on” and used nearly every day, its done very well.  I would have liked to have simply whipped the cover off the machine and replace the fan myself, its not…

Review – SeaMonkey 2.0.14

All in one solutions can be very appealing.  Since I have multiple communication methods online and SeaMonkey is touted as an “all in one Internet solution”, I simply had to put it to the test against my browser of choice and the associated packages I use.  With the release of 2.0.14 what better time? I’m…

VICE 2.3 – C64/128, Vic20, Pet, Plus4, CBM-II emulation!

On the 26th February version 2.3 of this popular emulation package was released over on Sourceforge. Since I am a keen Commodore user (and still own working original hardware) I thought I would take a look at the latest version to see how things have progressed. Providing emulation for the Commodore family of computers (C64/128,…

PAN 0.133 – Text/binaries newsgroup reader.

Readers will have seen the previous article on newsgroup binaries reader Klibido v0.2.5 which whilst a very good package appears to now be discontinued.   With that in mind I set out to find a currently supported newsgroup reader that and my investigations led me to Pan 0.133. Written by Charles Kerr, Christophe Lambin & Matt…

REVIEW: Pidgin 2.5.5 – The all in one messenger?

Chat networks, we all love em, we all use different ones, and they all use different clients/sites!  Let me introduce you to Pidgin, not one of those criters who cover London pavements in their special grey paint, but a Pidgin that will be most welcome in your house. Pidgin aims to be an all in…

REVIEW: iDeaS v1.0.2.7 – Another option for DS emulation on Linux

iDeaS is another DS emulator for the Linux platform that I discovered recently.  Supporting the dual screen of the Nintendo DS and allowing I am sure I dont have to explain what a Nintendo DS is and if I do, then you probably would not have use for this software anyway. This particular Linux version…

FEATURE: WINE 1.0.1 – WORLD OF WINECRAFT (Wrath of the Lich King)

Do you like the title?  World of Winecraft?! There are many reports on Wine, with compatibility charts and performance comparisons, I intend to take a look at it slightly differently. I have an adiction, a guilty pleasure if you will for World Of Warcraft (Wrath of the Lich King).  A Windows online RPG that really…

REVIEW: UBUNTU TWEAK v0.4.3

Article by Goblin[RFD] The prospect of using many different utils and/or dropping into the CLI can be daunting for any Linux user.  This is especially true for the new to Linux.  Ubuntu Tweak aims to be an all in one package that allows simple customization of your desktop without the worry of typing the wrong…