Storytime with Jonathan Blow

Most games today focus more on action sequences and explosions over an actual story. A perfect example is the Battlefield series. While there were many explosions in the Battlefield 4, it was evened out by the storyline.

Maybe GTA isn’t the best example with which to express fatigue for the open world genre, considering how the open world itself is probably the least exciting aspect of those games. Open world games should give players a lot of freedom while keeping them on a path where interesting things can happen.

Story is, in my opinion, far more important, because a good story is what gives a game immersion. People are relatively happy to solve puzzles for free because of intrinsic motivators.

Running Legacy Software and Hardware

When Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was first released, it was already compatible with a wide range of hardware and software applications, largely because  Canonical Ltd and various third-party developers had been working together to ensure the widest possible customer uptake of the OS.

You should generally stay away from old software, but there’s a limit to even what Windows can do. Some hardware may have depended on ancient drivers that are no longer included in Windows or Linux.

When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on your own PC. VirtualBox is also a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

The Nokia 6: Nokia’s First Android Smartphone

Shipping with a SnapDragon 430 system on chip (SOC) and aluminium unibody the new device features 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of on-board storage alongside microSD support, a 16 megapixel main camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. Nokia 6 runs on Google’s Android Nougat platform with Dolby Atmos sound processing and is manufactured by Foxconn. It will be sold exclusively in China through online retailer

HMD in December took over the Nokia feature phones business and struck a licensing deal that gave it sole use of the Nokia brand on all phones and tablets for the next decade and HMD will pay Nokia royalties for the brand and patents, said Yahoo! Finance.

Why the S&P 500 index should reach 2.4K

Market is in a rising trend, but is now testing the ceiling of the trend channel. Further rise to 2406 or more is signaled  from a rectangle formation by a break up through the resistance. The index has support at points 2190.


Log-normal random walks based on historical parameters:
50% range, 1 month 2206(-2.5%) to 2333(+3.1%).

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ATmega328P-PU is commonly used in many projects where a simple, low-powered, low-cost micro-controller is needed. It is designed for use in industrial automation and home and building automation.

Seriously, why are these Microcontroller units (MCUs) so affordable? If you search the internet, you’ll notice that the modern version of the design dates to the 1980s. However, these things will help you in moving from an Arduino Prototype into an actual PCB.

If you are building your own Arduino you will need to burn the bootloader. You may also have a malfunctioning bootloader and need to reinstall the bootloader.






Recommended computer operating system for personal computers with x86 and ARM architectures

Apple chose to do away with the OS X name in favor of the traditional “macOS” name. The main new feature in macOS Sierra is Siri integration, bringing iPhone’s personal assistant to the Mac for the first time.

Even if you are new to Linux distros, you probably know that is generally not a good idea to use the same tools for domestic purposes and for professional work.

General Purpose:

macOS, Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, Remix OS


Android, iOS, Windows, Ubuntu, Sailfish OS

Alternative workstation:

Mint, Phoenix OS, Debian, openSUSE, CentOS

Fast operating systems for PC:

Porteus Kiosk, Chrome OS, Android-x86, Q4OS, BunsenLabs

ARM architecture:

Raspbian, Armbian, Retropie, OpenELEC, Windows IOT Core


Honorable Mentions:

Manjaro, Zorin, Lubuntu, TrueOS, Sabayon

Lucas Numbers

Édouard Lucas (1842 – 1891) is known for improving and expanding the Fibonacci series. Lucas worked in the Paris observatory and later became a professor of mathematics in Paris. Similar to the Fibonacci, the ratio between two consecutive Lucas numbers converges to the golden ratio. Lucas numbers appear in nature often enough to prove that they reflect some naturally occurring patterns.

Try following example at

public class Lucas {

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      int x,y,z,max; //Declare four integers

      while( max > x ) {
         System.out.print(x+", ");

Lucas numbers (beginning at 2): L(n) = L(n-1) + L(n-2).

2, 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29, 47, 76, 123, 199, 322, 521, 
843, 1364, 2207, 3571, 5778, 9349, 15127, 24476, 39603, 
64079, 103682, 167761, 271443, 439204, 710647...

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