Office Pong

One of the guys here in the office brought in a Christmas tree and suggested we all add to the decorating with computer stuff. Cables, disks, mice, etc. We we have another guy that has collected a lot of old computer paraphernalia, so put the two together and this is what you get:

"The ghost of christmas computer past"

Notice under the tree many relics of computing christmas past. And you might notice the Pong game on the desk. Pong was the original home computer console game – so we had to get it working on an suitably contemporary television. (“yes kids, we used to have to get up to change the channel”)  and the 1st annual Pong tournament is on!


Here are photos of some of the participants in the 1st Annual Christmas Pong Tournament!


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And any self respecting Pong player should be able to do this: Single-Player Pong



Merry Christmas
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A BASH function that should be built-in.

The create directory command, cd, is one of those commands that I use almost every day on the command line. I realized after listening to a recent podcast 1, I should look at how many keystrokes I do and where I can make things more efficient.

function mcd() {
mkdir $1
cd $1

One extra character in the command to create a directory not only creates the new directory but then changes into that directory. 2 This saves at least 4 keystrokes each time I create a new directory!

  1. Pretty much any Back to Work episode where they talk about TextExpander 🙂

  2. Which is what you do almost 100% of the time when you create a new directory.

So These are the new Domains

New TLD’s are coming soon. I don’t know about you, but “” might be hard to explain to anyone who still insists they have to add “www.” to everything.

.bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles, .ventures

.camera, .equipment, .estate, .gallery, .graphics, .lighting, .photography

.sexy, .tattoo

This might change the trend for long domain names to very short domain names,  because the TLD is so long.


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