Posted by Brian @ 11:10 pm on November 13th 2009

Jack-o-lantern with leaf for a tongue

A leaf fell from our walnut tree and stuck in this Jack-o-lantern’s mouth giving it the appearance of a tongue. Completely random and wonderful at the same time.

Posted by Brian @ 5:44 pm on November 12th 2009

How to install Gargoyle on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala amd64

Gargoyle allows you to play almost every kind of interactive fiction under the sun. It’s a little tricky to get running since there is no package for it under Karmic for amd64. (But if you’re running 32 bit Karmic go here for the 32 bit package).

First download the Gargoyle source code from the Gargoyle repo. As of this posting the current version is gargoyle-2009-08-25-sources.zip.

Unzip the file to a directory.

Now get the dependencies:
sudo apt-get install jam libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libgtk2.0-dev libfreetype6-dev libpng12-dev

And finally compile:
jam install

You’ll find the executable under the build/dist directory. The INSTALL text file has more details. Happy IF’ing!