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Bootable Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro with VirtualBox

Last year I managed to get Ubuntu 10.10 running on my 13” Macbook Pro so that I could boot into it natively, AND have it accessible as a virtual machine via Virtualbox. When I did that, I wrote a guide. It has been hanging around on my desktop for too long, so I am just going to paste it here, and be done with it.

These instructions are slightly out of date, but they should work, more or less.

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The New Manifestoes? Blogs Archinect

(Reblogged from unaguanabana)

Rockethands at Supanova 2012!

Well, the Glyf Blog has been updated with an exciting announcement! You’ll have to go take a look for the full details, but the long and short of it is that RocketHands will be at Supanova 2012, and we will be demoing (among other things!) our new game, Glyf!

Come down and find us in the Artists Alley on Sat-Sun 23rd-24th June at Supanova!

(Reblogged from nevver)

This is Richard Feynman’s 1974 address to the CalTech graduating class. The speech was never recorded - this is a narration of the transcript. It pretty much sums up what is wrong with much of the scientific and academic community today, what Feynman dubs “Cargo Cult Science”, and shows what an important person Feynman was in terms of free thinking, and scientific integrity. (courtesy of Brain Pickings)

1. The audience is fickle.

2. Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go.

3. Develop a clean line of action for your leading character.

4. Know where you’re going.

5. The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer.

6. If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.

7. A tip from Lubitsch: Let the audience add up two plus two. They’ll love you forever.

8. In doing voice-overs, be careful not to describe what the audience already sees. Add to what they’re seeing.

9. The event that occurs at the second act curtain triggers the end of the movie.

10. The third act must build, build, build in tempo and action until the last event, and then — that’s it. Don’t hang around.

Advice from legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder, a fine addition to our ongoing collection of advice from cultural icons and modern heroes.

From the excellent Conversations with Wilder.

(Lists of Note)

(Reblogged from explore-blog)

It helps when things are put in perspective..introducing: Debtris!


Punch Out! & Donkey Kong! The last games made by Nintendo of America!! #arcade #8bit #nintendo #retro #vintagearcade (Taken with Instagram at Meth Leppard HQ)

(Reblogged from r5d4)


One of the most common manifestations of synesthesia – the rare neurological condition that leads stimulation in one sensory pathway to trigger an experience in another – is “seeing” sound in color and motion.

In this short video, Juilliard-trained synesthetic pianist Evan Shinners performs Bach in color. Also see Michal Levy’s synesthetic John Coltrane animations

( Boing Boing)

(Reblogged from explore-blog)