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Humble Android Bundle 6

Humble Android Bundle 6 has some great games… pay what you want, DRM free, for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

Mt Gox Gadget

If anyone still uses the Mt. Gox Google Gadget, I fixed it so it’s working again. Mt. Gox changed their URL in March, and I hadn’t noticed.

Steam for Linux under Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit

Steam is made specifically for Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. I run Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit, so after reading a few sites, I finally got things working properly. From here, I’m assuming you’ve already installed Xubuntu and the proprietary driver for your video card.

1) Snag the 32-bit version of Flash from Adobe. Mine defaults to 64-bit Linux, so I had to select the different operating system option at the top of the page. Select the 32-bit, .tar.gz package and download that.

2) Extract the tarball, and copy into the /usr/lib/browser-plugins
From a terminal window
cd ~/Downloads
tar -xvzf install_flash_player*
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/browser-plugins
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/browser-plugins

3) Install 32-bit libraries
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs -f
sudo apt-get -f install

4) Download and install Steam
wget http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/archive/precise/steam_latest.deb
sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb

Sources:
32-bit Flash fix
32-bit Library — comment from Alejandro

and it begins…

Steam is finally available on Linux.

Hazzah!

http://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1747660173332716773

My Hero Returns

Decentralized DNS – Namecoin

I recently registered sixy.bit. The .bit TLD was created by the Namecoin project to establish a decentralized DNS system that cannot be censored by the US or any other government.

There are several ways to enable .bit on your browser. This is what I’ve found to be the most seamless.
Change your Primary DNS server

Another Humble Bundle

There’s another Humble Bundle available with 2 games, Frozen Synapse and Trauma. Name your own price, and give the money to developers, charity, or the Humble Bundle website.

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Humble Bundle

Everyone needs to get over to HumbleBundle.com and pick up a copy of the Humble Bundle 3. You pay what you want for 7 great indie games, and the proceeds can go to the developers, two different charities, and the Humble Bundle website split any way you choose. All games are DRM free and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and even come with a Steam code for easy Windows installation.

Tor.

Feel like everyone’s watching you with everything you do? I set up a Tor relay to help the Anonymous internet work a little better.

Here’s what they gave me to paste from their website. Check it out. Help it out.

I’ve started a Tor relay for the EFF Tor Challenge! You can start one too. Read about the Tor Challenge at https://www.eff.org/torchallenge. See who has taken the Challenge at https://www.eff.org/torchallenge/list.

Dangerous Lives

I went downstairs to turn off the lights and lock the door Sunday night. I started back up the stairs, realized I left my cell phone on the kitchen table, so I turned around to go get it. Somehow I lost my footing/balance/something, and I fell to the bottom. I caught my pinky toe on the spindles for the railing near the bottom, I’m guessing in some kind of attempt to stop myself from falling.

Anyhow, my toe’s broken. It’s all kinds of cool colors. Pictures attached!

30 Minutes Later…

48 Hours Later…

X-Ray…