Nintendo DS mini-reviews

I’ve bought a number of DS games over the last few months and decided to share my thoughts on them here. The games are New Super Mario Bros., Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?, Metroid Prime: Hunters, and Tetris DS.

Here’s a photo mosiac of the game cases:

All the these games are well worth your time. Here are some quick thoughts:

  • New Super Mario Bros. doesn’t really offer much new compared to the other 2D Mario games, but is enjoyable none-the-less.
  • Brain Training stands out as something different and definitely has much broader appeal compared to the other titles.
  • Metroid Prime Hunters is far better than the brief demo that came with first generation Nintendo DS units, but still has control issues and feels limited at times.
  • Tetris DS is fairly bland offline, but really shines when playing online against human competitors.

More detailed thoughts on each game after the jump. Continue reading “Nintendo DS mini-reviews”

Random notes on the new server

This is a fairly random splattering of notes mostly for my own future reference.

Simple single-site hosting works fine with just an IP address, but I wanted (name-based) multiple-site virtual hosting. I modifed /etc/hosts to provide temporary local faux domain name resolution. This just allows me to play around with various domain names before registering them or setting up DNS.

Now for the actual virtual hosting. Virtual hosts are added by creating files in /etc/apache2/sites-available and then invoking a2ensite from the terminal. This and pretty much everything I need to do with the server is explained in the Ubuntu Server Documentation (and the TracOnUbuntu page).