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Sometimes you need to step back and have a little fun. In keeping with that philosophy, I’m taking a small break from some of the more serious Emacs topics, and presenting a few fun things. Emacs has several built in stress relievers, from funny quotes to interactive games. Below are some diversions for your enjoyment.
|Yow||M-x yow||A simple diversion that displays a random Zippy quote in the echo area.|
|Doctor||M-x doctor||Need a little psychotherapy? Call in the doctor.|
|Life||M-x life||Conway’s Game of Life simulation. Still a fascination after all of these years.|
|Hanoi||M-x hanoi||Solves the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. To specify the number of rings us C-u number M-x hanoi, where number is the desired number of rings.|
|Mpuz||M-x mpuz||A multiplication puzzle where numbers are replaced with letters, the user must determine which numbers map to which letters.|
|Blackbox||M-x blackbox||An analytical puzzle where the user must deduce the locations of balls based on certain reactions to events. See the full documentation with this command C-h f blackbox.|
|Pegs||M-x solitaire||The classic peg jump game, where the user jumps one peg with a neighboring peg removing it in the process. The goal is to leave only one peg.|
|Snake||M-x snake||The user navigates a snake in a square box, avoiding doubling back on itself or running into a wall, all while trying to collect tokens.|
|Tetris||M-x tetris||The classic Tetris game we all are familiar with in one form or another.|
|Adventure||M-x dunnet||A text based adventure game much like Zork. We all remember playing Zork on PDP-10’s right?|
Until next time.