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Converting Acorn Fonts to TTF

Acorn Computers Logo Recently I converted a bunch of vector graphic files from my old Acorn RiscPC (mainly created with !Draw and !ArtWorks) to SVG files. The conversion was of acceptable accuracy with the exception of text objects. These where mostly garbled because they used some of the native Acorn Fonts of the time, which are not available on other platforms. So I was looking for a way to convert those fonts into a format that can be used on my Linux system...

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Emulating the Philips G7000 Videopac console in Linux

The Philips G7000 Videopac game console from 1978, also know as the Magnavox Odyssey 2, was my first video game console. Let's see if we can bring some of the memories back to life...

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MS-DOS 6.22 in QEMU

MS DOS Icon In a previous post, I had installed MS-DOS 3.30 in the QEMU emulation system, what turned out to be quite simple. Doing the same with Version 6.22 of MS-DOS is even easier. In this post I will show you how to install MS-DOS 6.22 in QEMU under Linux and add CDROM support.

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Installing MS-DOS in QEMU

MS DOS Icon Recently I was sorting through a bunch of old stuff in the attic when I stumbled across a box with some old diskettes. Most of these diskettes where from my early days with PC computers and amongst them I found the installation disks for the MS-DOS operating system. I wondered if could get it to run on the QEMU emulation and as it turned out, it's actually quite easy...

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Mounting Truecrypt Volumes in Linux

Today I learned (well not actually today, but a few days ago): You can easily mount Truecrypt containers with cryptsetup in Linux. So let's put a quick reminder here, just in case I need this again...

Set up a loop device

sudo losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/truecrypt/container

Then open it

sudo cryptsetup open --type tcrypt /dev/loop0 tccontainer

And finally mount the container

sudo mount /dev/mapper/tccontainer /mnt

To close it again, go the other way round...

umount /mnt
sudo cryptsetup close tccontainer
sudo losetup -d /dev/loop0

Done.

You can also mount hidden Truecrypt containers by specifying the type tcrypt-hidden in the cryptsetup open... step.

Include static HTML content in your Habari posts

Habari Icon When I switched to the Habari publishing platform, I had a bunch of automatically created HTML content that I wanted to be included in my posts and pages. Mainly this content was created by some Perl scripts and automatically uploaded to my web server. Updates occurred quite often and so I had the urge to avoid time-consuming manual updates.

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Howto install Quake 3 Arena on Xubuntu

Quake 3 Arena Logo Quake 3 Arena (Q3A for short) has been one of my favorite computer games and I guess I played it just as much as the original Quake game. Recently I fell into the mood to play it again and decided to install it on my Linux Desktop PC. The general process of the installation is quite straightforward, but there are some pitfalls…

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