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Best Nintendo Handheld to Run your old Gameboy Games

Why I don't like playing nowdays games ? The main problem I find in nowdays games is the flood of games all around me, there are so many which make them not special and forgetful. The other day I installed a Raspberry pie with several emulators then downloaded several gigas of games, then scanned all of them to find the graphics for each game as well as the other meta data, after the whole process, I played the machine several times then I forgot about it. There were just too many games on several platforms that nothing stuck. There is nothing like having my favorite cartridges with me, those nice plastic blocks which I pop into my machine and play the game till the batteries die. When you have a flood of games you play the first one, then after a short time you go to a second one, then rush to the next, never fully enjoying or even remembering its name. And so I find myself coming back to my old stock of gameboy games. Which brings me to my next question, which ninten

Some Notes About Converting Your Java Spring MVC App to SpringBoot

In the last years Spring MVC has quickly lost ground to it's younger brother - SpringBoot. The major changes are incode annotations instead of XML configurations , as well as embedding an internal application server instead of creating a war which you can throw into an existing external application server (like tomcat). - So it still will use tomcat, it will just be an embedded-internal one. As I see it those are the main advantages. So after migrating my own Spring mvc application to be a Springboot one, here are my notes. All I needed was the embedded server - the migration did the job and I am highly satisfied as I don't need to install/maintain another part of the system (the tomcat server), which is very good as now my application has one less complexity . Now instead of creating a war file, I create (Maven) a Jar file and run in using java -jar The migration was easier than I thought ! Everything runs faster now - the tomcat is somehow more optimized which i

Reviving an old computer

You got an old computer to revive ? Use the following steps to get the maximum from it: Hardware Cleaning (dust) Open the computer cover and use a vacuum cleaner, leaf blower or just blow hard with your own mouth all over the internals to make sure that as much dust gets off the computer (suggesting doing this procedure outside) Fans oiling After all dust is gone, it is time to oil the fans, get your favorite oiling spray (wd40 is my suggestion) and oil the joints of the fans you will find in the computer. Make several spins of the fans while the oil is trickling into them to make sure they get oiled right. [If after starting the computer and letting it run for several hours it seems there is a fan that doesn't start - replace it] Formatting & Installing windows (Optional) If you get to the conclusion that you want to format this computer (make sure you have a windows license handy), then the following steps will be unneeded. In this case, I suggest using