Archive.org currently has a load of free games to play online. https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games
Just about a year ago I went crazy and purchased a 2013 Linus Roadster after getting frustrated with my lack of biking pretty much all through 2012. It was a bit of an impulse buy, or at least I couldn’t seem to stop myself from buying it. Thankfully it was a good purchase. I haven’t gotten up to my peak biking form again (a harrowing but awesome move to BC didn’t help) but I still have no real regrets about purchasing this bike. It’s held up very well, and it’s not a bike you have to pamper or “prepare yourself” to ride… I’m looking at you Cannondale Bad Boy! I still loved it but man it needed a lot of adjustments seasonally.
As promised the internal 3-speed hub is low to nearly no maintenance, and the rest of the bike is so simple it’s very hard to bump out of shape while riding it. I wouldn’t quite take it offroad but it can handle dirt and grass as well. It’s a great way to explore Vancouver Island, and I’m glad I dragged it across the country with me.
So, long term? Still loving it, and if I needed a bike I’d probably just buy another Linus.
A few things have been on my Android wishlist for a while now. An Android phone with the right tools is a great mobile device for systems administrators, and for anyone who needs to use SSH to connect to hosts.
ConnectBot is great, but it was still just a little fiddly for me to use. For example it didn’t honour certain keys when I was using an external keyboard, like the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard you see in the picture to the left. A slight workaround was to use the excellent Hacker’s Keyboard instead, but that would take up valuable screen space, and if you’re going to be working for more than a couple of minutes it’ll get tedious.
So recently I re-visited this question to see if things have improved; They have, greatly! At least for me on my Google Nexus 7 and LG G2.
The first thing I found was JuiceSSH, which is an excellent SSH client and does pretty much everything I need it to do without any fuss. JuiceSSH will respond to the Control keys on your external keyboard, so I was already most of the way to a working SSH setup already.. But since I’m fancy, and I use CAPS-LOCK as the Left Control key, my rhythm was still slightly off.
The second part of the puzzle for me was to find something that would allow me to re-map CAPS-LOCK as Left Control, for Android. I really thought this would be difficult, but instead it was really easy thanks to External Keyboard Helper Pro. It’s a paid app but it’s well worth it for me. It allowed me to re-map the keys the way I wanted to, and I don’t think I’ve even fully tapped the potential of what it can do.
So between these two apps, I’ve got a great little super-mobile SSH platform if I need one on the road. It isn’t a huge problem for me at the moment since I picked up a used Thinkpad x200 off of eBay but I’ll leave that for another post.