Trimming Shell Content

  • 28 September 2016
  • charm
cat /proc/cpuinfo

One of the tasks I've been meaning to get to for a long while is to automatically generate information about a system and inject that information into a mysql database so it could be used later for printing things like specification sheets or injecting into our point-of-sale database. I finally got around to the simple job of trimming data generated by shell/cli software using a combination of cat, grep, and cut.


Zoomtak T8H Review and comparison

  • 19 September 2016
  • charm
Zoomtak T8H Android box

There are dozens of Android boxes for cord cutters. We've owned a couple of boxes, the lower-end Pivos XIOS DS Media Play, and the more beefy MyGica ATV582. Both boxes are good machines, but compromise on certain features. When it came time to buy a new Android box to run KODI on we looked for a device that combined the best features of each box and we ended up with the Zoomtak T8H.

PokerTH for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android

  • 16 September 2016
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Customized PokerTH table with new cards and avatars for everyone

At first glance PokerTH seems unremarkable, but as you start to go through the number of options and customizations you realize what a time sink this game can really be. Not only is PokerTH enjoyable as a solo game (you can play network or over the Internet) but it's remarkably customizable, so even if you're not a gamer you might find yourself itching to sit down and create some custom card decks or game tables.