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Review of Supergiant Games’ Transistor
· ☕ 4 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Transistor is the second game made by Supergiant Games following up on their previous game, Bastion. Bastion didn’t hold my attention long enough so I really can’t say much about it, except at first glance, Bastion seemed to have great artwork and music. Story Transistor follows the story of Red, a singer in a city called Cloudbank who gets nearly killed. She manages to escape and acquires the Transistor - a sword-like weapon.

Game Dev Tycoon review/recommendation
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Mini review/recommendation I’d written about Game Dev Tycoon on Steam: You start off as a single game dev operating out of your garage, and then slowly expand as you move to bigger office, hire more people and just grow. The game starts off in the distant past, and contains homages to major consoles & other gaming device, albeit with similar names, no doubt to avoid legal wrangles. Gameplay wise, this game will have you hooked.

find command examples
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I’ve used find extensively and always wanted to writeup a nice post on this, but the linked post trumps my effort! Copy pasted from his blog, as the person’s allowed to do so. Also, as a general note - before using exec with the actual command, do preview it! ` —————————————————————————————— remove empty directories —————————————————————————————— find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir ` —————————————————————————————— change various file attributes ——————————————————————————————

Spotify for Linux
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
A lot of our developers are using Linux, obviously they want to listen to music while they’re coding away and looking at the feedback we get it appears that they’re not the only ones. So today we’re pretty happy to present a preview version of Spotify for Linux. Built by our brilliant developers during hack days and late nights, it shares most of the same features as our Windows and Mac OS X desktop applications.

Dell Inspiron 1520 Review
· ☕ 6 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Laptop Review:

As few might be knowing I've purchased a Dell Inspiron 1520. Here's a short review on it.

Laptop Specifications:

  •         <span></span>Processor: Intel Core2Duo T5250 @ 1.5 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache
    
  • Main memory: 2x1GB DDR2 667 MHz Dual Channel mode
  • HDD: Fujitsu MHW2160BH 160GB SATA
  • DVD-RW: TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-L632H 8X
  • Sound Card: Intel HDA ICH8(82801)
  • Graphics Card: nvidia 8600m GT with 256MB RAM
  • NIC: BroadCom BCM4401 100
  • WiFi: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
  • Bluetooth: BroadCom BCM2045
  • System Chipset: Intel GM965
  • Expansion & Misc ports: 4xUSB, 1xIEEE1394, 1xRJ-45, 1xRJ-11, 1xVGA Out, 2xExpressCard 54, 1xHeadphone out, 1xMicrophone In, 1xMedia Card reader(SD/MMC/MS Pro).


My Laptop Chronicles: It’s here!
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Yup! Finally my laptop is here, delivered to my office at OMR, Chennai! After all those hassles(read this and this post to know more!) I received it 12 days after my order was registered(ie, the day the amount was realized). In case you’re wondering, my Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1520, featuring an Intel Core2Duo Processor T5250@1.5GHz, 2 GB RAM, a 160GB HDD and (my most cherished component) nVidia 8600 mGT w/ 256MB RAM(although Windows and DXDiag reports 512 MB RAM, hmm).