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Gaming as a hobby in 2018

I turned 40 this year and I still haven’t stopped playing video games. To the contrary, I reduced my already little TV time once again in favor of gaming and reading. With professional gaming known as esports filling big stations and video game streaming on Twitch as an accepted way to make a living, I thought gaming in 2018 is the new normal. – Within my family and peers at work I still get those pitiful looks when I talk about gaming as a hobby.

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How I accidently created a radio show archive

Back in 2013 I decided to rebuild my 90s techno vinyl collection because my original records and CDs had been lost over the previous decade. I had no written records about anything I owned. But most of it I knew was played at least once in a radio show called the Steve Mason Experience. By searching the internet for playlists of this underground techno radio show – that ran throughout the 90s – I started a journey that would lead to thousands of ...

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Warframe & prime release timeline log

This is the complete release timeline and log for all warframes and primed warframes in Warframe. It is ordered in descending order starting now and going back all the way to 2013.

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Installing Atom editor on Linux Mint & Ubuntu

There are two ways to install Atom using a repository. The first is by added the repo to apt and the second is just using snap for installation.

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How to use warframe.market, the almost auction house (2018 version)

This is the part 3 of my Warframe trading guide. It is followed by the transcript.

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Where did all the spinning hard drive (HDD) brands go?

If you happened to build your own PC or use a PC builder on a website you will quickly realized that 3.5″ spinning hard drive (HDD) brands options are limited. Most of the time you will be presented with the colorful options of WD (Western Digital) drives ranging from blue to green to red to purple and even to black.

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wget save with different file name and special characters in url

To save an URL into a different file name the “-O” option is the best way to go. If you have special characters like ? or & in your URL enclose the URL in double quotes.

This is how it should look:

SSL source without checking the certificate

If you have a ssl source and do not want to have the certificate checked:

Linux console whereis VS which

In a recent incident where I was looking for Java on the console I noticed a difference between whereis and which. This is the short version:

whereis
searches the standard Linix (Unix) locations for a specified command

which
which returns the pathnames of the files which would be executed in the current environment

I prefer which because I am more interested in if a binary can be accessed in the current environment.

Using mail from command line

Simple mail directly from command line

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Install node.js on Linux Mint 18 / Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

At the time of writing node.js LTS is in version 8.9. Therefore installation of version 8.x on Linux Mint is shown

 

Create and import MySQL / MariaDB dump

Create a MySQL / MariaDB dump on command line

Import a dump into MySQL / MariaDB

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