Schwartz Engine

Schwartz Engine

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I develop Android Apps and games. I play board games and I am an experienced GM in warhammer Fantasy Role Play (1st and 2nd Ed). I am also painting and sculpting miniatures.
Yes that's right I am a freak - No mistake there, I even exercise Ju-Jitsu twice a week too. I am using this media to track my work and organise it a little.

Updating how hard can it get...

LifePosted by Carsten Schwartz Oct 17, 2018 22:27
Yep that's right I just updated from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. A dialog has been popping up asking me to update for a while, I have chosen to 'Ask me later' for a while too, since I felt the risk of loosing my setup was to high. But the other day I gave it a go since I have backup of everything including my text recipe for installing the most used development tools and utilities I need...


What can I say everything works as it did before, even Wine that gave me troubles when I tried to install it on a previous test installation of 18.04 LTS I had made on another machine. So What's not to like. And the process was relatively fast also, yes I am still not looking back to use Windows again this is a keeper!

as an aside; I had some short moments of almost anxiety when the tilde character '~' showed up as '-' in the terminal window when I checked if Git still was running as expected. It turned out that thew font I had chosen used this to display the tilde character and that is still worked. I have now changed the font to something that displays the character properly. ;-)

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Is This Remnants from Half-Life 2

LifePosted by Carsten Schwartz May 08, 2018 08:11
As I was cleaning up in the garage yesterday I encountered some 'vintage' boxes containing beverages in plastic bottles. They where so old that most of them contained colorless fluid, except the colas of course.


When placed on the worn concrete floor of the garage it looked like something out of the apocalyptic HλLF-LIFE series. Besides having fun with old memories of past gaming experiences I did clean up the garage and shaped up the garden with my lovely wife. All in all a great sunny day.

Recommended I say! A day like yesterday brings you new energy makes you wonder, get new takes on stuff you have been doing/ are doing currently :-)

As an aside I have discovered that Steam runs flawlesly on Ubuntu, so I am in the process of replaying good old HλLF-LIFE again, a great nostalgic trip! :-)








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