Glorious Sunrise in Minecraft

7. April, 2011

I’m working on my crystal tower. While roaming the country, I stumbled over this cliff (Minecraft Beta 1.4):

Aspiring Writer

6. April, 2011

Old but still great:

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define “great” he said, “I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level. Stuff that will make them scream, cry, and howl in pain and anger!”He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.

Source: Microsoft jokes


Sound Problems on Linux

5. April, 2011

Sound on Linux was pretty stable but then came PulseAudio sigh. One of the major problems is that some programs don’t try to look for the PulseAudio server. Instead, they try to lock the sound devices under /dev. Flash is one of them.

But there is a solution: Create a file “$HOME/.asoundrc” with this content:

pcm.!default {
    type pulse
ctl.!default {
    type pulse

That redirects all clients which use ALSA to the PulseAudio server and everyone is happy.

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