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Happy 40th birthday to Infocom, founded today in 1979!! #Infocom #TextAdventures #OTD

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/22

How cool!

I wish they had lslasted longer than almost a decade.

Happy 40th birthday to Infocom, founded today in 1979!!

#Infocom #TextAdventures #OTD

Zork And The Z-Machine: Bringing The Mainframe To 8-bit Home Computers

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Infocom, one of my most favorite game companies, I’m reminding everyone I spent half a year scanning thousands of pages from Steve Meretzky’s file cabinet and got almost the entire paper history of Infocom up:

https://archive.org/details/infocomcabinet

This is everything Steve had: Company internal memos, his design documents for all the games he wrote for them (and some he didn’t) as well as clippings, contextual writings and letters related to everything Infocom. It’s one of the most complete histories out there.

https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8491492

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Refactoring Pro-Tip: Terrible code is not a good excuse to be mean, because terrible code is not well-correlated with having been written by terrible people.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/22

Check out @GeePawHill’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/GeePawHill/status/1104760241034530817?s=09

Great thread.

We start every session by remembering the first rule of code review club: “You are not the code you wrote.”

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How to find and play Google.com’s secret adventure game – The Verge

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/21

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/1/17922628/google-text-adventure-easter-egg-console

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Linux shell / ESXi – scripts to get md5sum for sets of files in sorted and regular order

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/08

A few small scripts without any parameter checking are below.

The are based on these links:

find-in-datastores.sh

#!/bin/sh 
# Notes:
# the "find" parameter "-type l" only links, as they are the datastore aliases
# the "sed" appends a slash to all datastore paths
datastores_slashes=`find /vmfs/volumes/* -prune -type l | sed 's/$/\//' | xargs echo`
# find inside the datatastores with the arguments appended:
find $datastores_slashes $@

md5sum-sorted-and-regular.sh:

#!/bin/sh 
md5sums=`md5sum $@`
echo Regular:
echo "$md5sums"
echo Sorted:
echo "$md5sums" | sort

md5sum-of-find-in-datastores-by-name-sorted-and-regular.sh :

#!/bin/sh 
md5sum-sorted-and-regular.sh `find-in-datastores.sh -name $@`

Example usage:

# md5sum-of-find-in-datastores-by-name-sorted-and-regular.sh EN-10ENT-x64.vmx
Regular:
7f34fbceed59957a4b7feb13ef9327a1  /vmfs/volumes/Samsung512NVME/PSO.Template/VM/EN-10ENT-x64/EN-10ENT-x64.vmx
7f34fbceed59957a4b7feb13ef9327a1  /vmfs/volumes/Samsung850-2TB-S2KMNCAGB04321L/PSO.Inactive/VM/EN-10ENT-x64/EN-10ENT-x64.vmx
7f34fbceed59957a4b7feb13ef9327a1  /vmfs/volumes/Samsung850-2TB-S3D4NX0HA01043L/PSO.Inactive/VM/EN-10ENT-x64/EN-10ENT-x64.vmx
Sorted:
7f34fbceed59957a4b7feb13ef9327a1  /vmfs/volumes/Samsung512NVME/PSO.Template/VM/EN-10ENT-x64/EN-10ENT-x64.vmx
7f34fbceed59957a4b7feb13ef9327a1  /vmfs/volumes/Samsung850-2TB-S2KMNCAGB04321L/PSO.Inactive/VM/EN-10ENT-x64/EN-10ENT-x64.vmx
7f34fbceed59957a4b7feb13ef9327a1  /vmfs/volumes/Samsung850-2TB-S3D4NX0HA01043L/PSO.Inactive/VM/EN-10ENT-x64/EN-10ENT-x64.vmx

–jeroen

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chrome://settings/clearBrowserData to clear Chrome browser cache

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/06

The quickest way for me to clear the Chrome browser cache is to:

  1. navigate to chrome://settings/clearBrowserData,
  2. tick “Cached images and files”
  3. click “Clear Data”

Done.

Much faster than [WayBack] Clear cache & cookies – Computer – Google Account Help:  When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites.In Chrome

–jeroen

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