Monday, September 3, 2012

Syncing ZSNES game saves across ubuntu systems

I was hoping to sync my ZSNES game saves across all my pc's. It turns out it take very little work.

First I made a folder in dropbox for my game saves and made a copy of my current saves out there.

Next I removed the contents of the zsnes folder located at

(Make sure you've saved the files from .zsnes folder below first
cd ~/.zsnes
rm * (this gets rid of the files)
cd ..
rmdir .zsnes

Finally I setup a simlink from my dropbox to the folder so I always had my game saves synced.

cd /home/
ln -s ~/Dropbox/zsnes .zsnes

Substitute the path with your path and bam you're done!

Good luck

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Environment Tips

This tip comes from Phil otherwise known as @civissmith on the interwebs.

Often times you have to swap between screens, I usually use alt/tab or some combination of swapping between document/editor in order to read and update. A neat tip Phil alluded to was that if you set your command line to semi transparent, you can still read any commands or notes while typing your code or commands over. This is a great tip as it can save time on having to constantly swap between (possibly losing your train of thought).

Thanks Phil and any other tips you pass along I'll be happy to post!