How To: Create a Website Favicon (Favorite Icon) Using GIMP

So, you may have noticed that my blog has a cute litte tux the penguin looking at you through a round little window up in the left (or right) corner of your web browser. What you are seeing is known as a “Favicon” (short for Favorite icon) and it’s used to quickly and simply identify your website when it is in someones favorites. In this tutorial i’ll show you how you can make your own and what you must keep in mind when creating one. Continue reading How To: Create a Website Favicon (Favorite Icon) Using GIMP

How To: Play Classic MS-DOS Games in Ubuntu Linux

Ever wanted to play all of those classic MS-DOS games that you have on floppy in your old dusty drawer, but don’t have any retro MS-DOS computer? Don’t worry, you can play (almost) all of them in a emulated MS-DOS¬†environment. And the emulator is called ‘dosbox’, and it’s not only¬†available for Linux, Windows and Mac to! (among others)
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Run Wine On Mac Without Compiling Anything

From time to time, you may need to run a Windows app or two on your Mac or Linux computer, almost all of the famous Windows apps can be run with Wine. However, you always have to compile the damn thing! But recently, I have found a package for Mac that includes the latest stable Wine binary, no compiling necessary! And the package is called “PlayOnMac”, it’s sort of a little brother of the much bigger package for Linux called “PlayOnLinux“.

You can download PlayOnMac by Clicking Here, Download and install it.

Now, i’ll show you how you can run a Windows executable with it. If it is and installation executable then you can simply double click it and the PlayOnMac wizard will pop up to help you. But our goal here is to run wine from the console, just as if you had compiled it.

  1. Launch PlayOnMac
  2. Click “Tools” on the top menu bar
  3. Click “PlayOnMac Console”

And there you go! Now all you have to do is change to your desired directory and type: wine “windows exe”

It Runs Linux!!

When me and my family where on our way to the Canary Islands, i noticed something that made me really happy, the entertainment system on the airplane runs Linux!! I was watching Avatar and then suddenly the system rebooted, my first thought was that the system must probably run on some crappy windows version, but then i saw a happy little tux up in the left corner.

Here’s some pics i took:

Oh, and solved some sudoku :)