Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Must have extensions for OpenOffice

I am not sure if they are really must haves as I only felt the need to download four of them but...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Frankenstein chair

For the longest time the elevation control on my desk chair has not been working. I could set it up to the highest level and in a couple of hours it would be all the way down.

Not willing to buy a new chair, because other than the elevation I really like my chair, a friend at work suggested putting a bolt in the chair. So after an hour with a high power drill I got my Frankenstein chair.

There were some complications though: the first is that the chair won't swivel now. That one I kicked myself for not realizing but I would have done it anyway as I can still use the chair wheels to turn around - just with a little more effort. The other side effect is that the chair has absolutely no give anymore, with the pneumatics gone and a bolt blocking the chair when I sit down instead of a nice soft sinking feel I get a hard stop. I should have realized this one too but I am not kicking myself on it.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I started feeling nostalgic for my old doom days

I found this article on the best first person shooters for Linux. Several of them had Mac OS X versions!