Boogie Board – Not What You Think

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My Paper Problem

Recently I’ve been playing a game where I really need two monitors, but I don’t have two monitors. So I’ve been reduced to writing down notes on slips of paper. Here you can see how those slips have been piling up. Most have something on both sides.

Well on a shopping trip to WalMart I saw a Boogie Board, but they could not find it to sell it to me. The Walmart inventory said there were 21 in stock, but the sales person could not find them. Boggie Board is only about $25, although the price varies widely. But I came home and found one on-line and ordered it for the same price.

Updated: see below

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Linux Mint Media System

Here are the specs for my Linux Mint Media System

System: Host: Armor30LM18 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.2) dm: mdm Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: ASUS product: All Series
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: B85M-G v: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends v: 0410 date: 06/28/2013
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-4570S (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 23145
clock speeds: min/max: 800/3600 MHz 1: 3166 MHz 2: 3451 MHz 3: 3400 MHz 4: 3425 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GT 640] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0fc1
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVE7 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20
Card-2 NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e1b
Card-3 Microdia driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 003-002 chip-ID: 0c45:17cf
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Drives: HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (17.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDA12 size: 120.0GB serial: 161322400751
Partition: ID-1: / size: 103G used: 12G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.52GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: System: supported: N/A
No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Unused Devices: none
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 27.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http: //mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint-packages serena main upstream import backport
deb http: //mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu xenial main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ xenial partner
Info: Processes: 201 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 612.1/7922.8MB
Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0

Client: Unknown python2.7 client inxi: 2.2.35

Tera – Layoffs and Rewards

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Rewards Program?

Two things have happened in the last few days over at Enmasse, publisher of Tera in North America.

Enmasse just laid off a bunch of developers.

And they just started a new Rewards Program to encourage more participation among their player base.

First lets look at that Layoff Announcement. They say they have laid off Developers.

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