Category Archives: Silly

Games: NeverPutt Mini Golf

Like miniature golf but can’t get to the local course? Then head over to your Software Manager, and search for NeverPutt!

Software Manager

Software Manager

Neverputt is a silly mini golf game for your desktop. The 3D graphics and sound effects make a fun game to play when you want to waste some time. Several courses are offered, and the game is fun way to work on your mouse skills!

Neverputt

Neverputt

You aim your putter by dragging your mouse left or right, and determine the strength of the put by pulling back on the mouse, then clicking to make the hit.

Sometimes it’s the silly games available that can help relieve some of life’s stresses!

 

Let’s Be Silly: ASCII Cow In Your Terminal

After a very stressful week here on the farm, I decided to actively look for cute little ditties that are already installed in Linux Mint.

Spending so much time in a shell terminal, I was pleased to find a lovely little ASCII cow who will say whatever you tell her. Indeed, you can even have the cow give you your fortune cookies or tips of the day, when you open a new terminal.

Cowsay ascii cow

Cowsay

After you open a new shell terminal, just type the following:

~ $   cowsay Hello World

And say hello to your shell terminal cow!

It’s quite a versatile cow, and I found a blog that will take you through some of her abilities. You can find that info HERE

Personally, we just enjoyed the old-time ASCII graphics. It took us back to our BBS days. Anyone else out there ever use the old ANSI Animator from back in the DOS 2.11 days? Good times!