A Game With No Pictures

You can look down on the idea of it all you want but command-line games have their place. Not only are there situations where you need them but in a way, not having any graphics sometimes allows them to focus on other aspects of gameplay that makes them better. I was installing a new operating system on my computer today but I messed up somewhere and ended up with no Desktop Environment. Imagine turning on your computer one day and where you usually get:

“Hi, welcome to your computer [insert lots of fancy graphics and stuff], please pick who you want to log in as and I’ll give you a desktop with buttons and icons that will show you programs in little windows and let you click on things to do stuff.”

you now instead get this: Continue reading

3 Minute Brownies

I think I need to apologise for my recent quietness, I was working on 2 big projects which I learned a lot from, maybe even things that I’ll post about here for the geekier people following my blog to read, and (maybe more importantly) so that if I ever need to remember something cool/useful that I learnt doing this, I can read to remember it.

One really nice but unrelated thing that I learned during my hiatus was how to make 3 minute brownies in a cup! The Anonymous internet were on an information sharing spree and this was one of the things being shared. My family and I have really enjoyed this so I hope you will too. Here’s the picture I got with all you need to know:

Recipe by Pictures: 3min Brownies

To save this from being a somewhat redundant post where no value is added I’d like to mention that you should not be shy when adding the oil/milk unless you like dry brownies and that if you are preparing more than 1 cup you might like to increase the time on the microwave or do them one cup at a time otherwise you end up with a cup of un-baked chocolate goo, which is arguably not such a bad thing… I have yet to test if the cocoa can be safely substituted with Milo. If you don’t have any cocoa you can use Milo. I have tested this and the result is a bit strange but I think you can still call it a brownie.