New gear: Roland Cube Lite

Roland Cube Lite

I got some new gear for my guitars! I bought the Roland Cube Lite to have a portable amp to play on when in the living room. Some cool features of it are that you can hook up your iPod Touch and play along with your favorite songs all through the same speaker. And if you use toe iOS app you can even record yourself playing along a song. Another nice feature of the app is that you can mark a section of a song to loop over.

There are three amp models included: JC Clean, Crunch and Extreme. For effects there is the choice of Chorus or Reverb. There’s also a knob for Drive, Volume, Bass and Treble. For your input audio device there’s also a volume knob.

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You are his whole life

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Monkey X Pro – 30% Discount

Monkey X ProA couple of days ago I received an e-mail by Blitz Research Ltd offering me a nice discount on Monkey X Pro, which I took advantage of. To show some love towards BRL and Monkey X Pro I thought I would share the offer here.

Monkey X Pro is a programming language for creating games which can be deployed to several targets including, but not limited to, Android, iOS, HTML5, Desktop, XNA, Ouya and more.

When you buy Monkey X Pro simply enter the coupon code MONKEYX30 for a 30% discount.

Now go buy it and support BRL!

Note: this offer is only available for a limited time and is available until 2nd June.

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Saying goodbye to a friend

On the 11th of May 2014 at 7:10 PM my dog, Gurbe-Jan, took his last breath. Gurbe-Jan, a Bernese Mountain Dog, has been with me since he was only 7.5 weeks old. He died at the respectable age of 10 years and 7 months.

Gurbe-Jan

He was an unique dog that came into me and my family’s life at just the right time and quickly became a big part of our life. The loss is great and the house feels really empty now and feels less like home. And though he’s being missed dearly we celebrate his life by the many great memories we have of him.

Goodbye, my friend.

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Enabling Bash auto-completion in Ubuntu

Virtual Private Servers are usually installed with the minimum required software. More often than not this means Bash auto-completion isn’t enabled, which is a tad bit annoying as it slows down navigation.

To fix this you can install the bash-completion package. Like so:

$ sudo apt-get intall bash-completion
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