Boxer is Awesome

Hey, do you remember your childhood? What’s the one thing you remember when it comes to computers? To me, it was Doom. I have longed to play Doom again and go through every level, and today I finally found a convenient way to do so: Boxer.

Ya see, Boxer is built on DosBOX and it is so simple to use, my mom could do it. Here’s how it works. First, you’re going to want to download it. After you unzip and install, you are presented with this screen:

Click on “Import a new game” and you get this easy to use context. Really, all you do is drag and drop.

After it runs your setup utility, you are presented with a nice library of your games. What does my library look like? Well, I had to go with all the games I played non-stop during my childhood…

I still need to get a couple from my old collection, such as Kings Quest, Return to Zork, and Myst. Do yourself a favor, get all nostalgic and install Boxer. It’s a great application.

Update: Facebook Chat for Pidgin

I got a comment from a user claiming that the Facebook chat fix I posted earlier no longer works. I downloaded the latest version, 2.7.11, and got to configuring.

First, in your buddy list window, select Accounts > Manage Accounts (Ctrl+A), then click Add…

´╗┐Next, select Facebook Chat (XMPP) and make your configuration match the one below, using your username. If you are confused on this, your Facebook username is whatever comes after the / in your Facebook URL. For example, mine is www.facebook.com/kylebubp so my username is kylebubp. If you aren’t sure what your username is, login to Facebook and click on Profile in the top right. Your URL will be displayed in your address bar.

Next, click on the Advanced tab. Make your settings match these:

That’s it. Click add and you should be good to go. If you need assistance, comment and I will email or reply in the comments.