Quozl's Open Source - XQuozl works in outback Australia as a firmware and test engineer for a non-profit in Miami that makes laptops for children, and for a telescope as a night assistant and operations technician. When he's not doing that, he writes programs and makes electronic devices, and a few other things.
This site is where he publishes the stuff. Each item is given colour-coded categories of interest that may help you to find related items. It was never intended to be a blog, though it may look like one. It even has an RSS feed:
(6 December 2016)
Here's where it gets complicated.
Your team starts with ten planets. Each player flies a starship. You shoot at enemy ships with torpedos and phasers. You fly to, scan and bomb enemy planets to deny their use by the enemy team. You protect your own planets by preventing the enemy from reaching them.
(23 October 2012)
Pick your flavour. If you've never played, try:
(18 October 2011)
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(16 July 2008)
Quozl had packaged Xtank 1.3f for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (Woody) back in 2001, and for 3.1 (Sarge) in 2004, modified for 800x600 monitors. Now contributions are encouraged against the source repository ... there are a few opportunities to fix things ... the threading, the robot programs.
The 800x600 style 2004 binaries: add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
... and then
(7 July 2008)
Why bother? It lets Quozl run emacs in EDT emulation mode, allowing his source editing to follow hindbrain original programming, without having to learn new keystrokes just to get going.
(14 September 2005)
Stable release 1.0, two years after initial development release.
(26 November 2001)
(1 February 1999)