Six (6) Android Games You Should Play Now not Tomorrow

Got a new device? You need to get some new games. Here are some quick recommendations for great Android games. Some are familiar from other platforms. Some are free. Some are paid, and some have specific hardware requirements. All are listed here.
1.  Minecraft Pocket Edition
Why it is great: Minecraft is an entertaining block-building and survival game. You can play either in creative mode where you build and invent things in your own randomly generated world or you can play in survival mode where you use your wits and resources to survive against the creepers who come out at night.
Note – this does not connect with your main Minecraft account if you play the computer version of the game.
Play for yourself or keep it around to entertain kids. (Turn off in-app purchases if you do this.)
Minecraft is a paid app ($6.99) but you can find occasional sales, in-app purchases run from $0.50 to $1.99.   More »
2.  Lara Croft Go
Based on the popular Tomb Raider series and developed by Square Enix, Lara Craft Go is a relatively simple but very addictive puzzle game you can take with you. The puzzles are designed for short bursts of play, so pull it out in the doctor’s office waiting room or while riding the bus home.
Lara Croft Go sells for $4.99 but is occasionally on sale for $0.99. It allows in-app purchases. If you like this game, you can also check out Hitman Go, which is also from Square Enix.  More »
 
3.  Buttons and Scissors
This is a free puzzle game where you try to cut matching color buttons off of a square of denim. Mechanically this feels similar to Bejeweled, but not completely the same. The logic puzzles offer great challenges for players of all ages.
The other big advantage to this game is that it does not require any connectivity. You can play this game on devices that aren’t connected to Wi-Fi or in that signal dead spot.
Buttons and Scissors is a free download but allows in-app purchases.  More »
 Did you want to try out the new trend in adult coloring books, but you don’t want to carry around coloring pencil and a coloringb book? Try out this app instead. It’s appropriate for kids or adults, and while it’s not the same as coloring in an actual coloring book, it is still very satisfying.
Mandala Coloring Pages is free (with ads) but also allows in-app purchases.  More »
Yes. You can play an Android version of Portal. This is a real console game. As such, it requires a real console. This version will only work on the Nvidia Shield version of Android TV.  The Nvidia Shield starts at around $199 but allows you to stream movies and play Android games on your TV.
Portal starts at $1.99 but this is “introductory pricing.”  More »
If you have a phone with a fast processor and terrific screen display, you can take it for a ride with this virtual reality game. This is a first-person shooter where you aim at balloons. You’ll need Google Cardboard. This is an inexpensive accessory that you can either make or buy for around $15 and will turn your phone into a virtual reality device. Obviously not a game you can play while waiting in a doctor’s office (unless your doctor is awesome) but a fun novelty game to play by yourself or after having one of your friends try on the headset.
VR Cardboard Shooter 3D is a free download.  More »









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How To Install Redmine on CentOS 7

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Redmine on CentOS. Redmine is a free and open source issue tracking and web-based project management application . Redmine is built on Ruby on Rails framework and it is cross-platform and cross-database. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for CentOS 7 VPS.

1. Update the system and install necessary packages

yum update
yum install curl zlib-devel curl-devel openssl-devel httpd-devel apr-devel apr-util-devel mysql-devel ftp wget ImageMagick-devel gcc-c++ patch readline readline-devel zlib libyaml-devel libffi-devel make bzip2 autoconf automake libtool bison subversion sqlite-devel

2. Install MariaDB

To install the MariaDB package, run:

yum install mariadb-server

When the installation is complete, run the following command to secure your installation:

mysql_secure_installation

Next, we need to create a database for our Redmine installation:

mysql -uroot -p
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE redmine CHARACTER SET utf8;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON redmine.* TO 'redmine'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'redmine_passwd';
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

3. Create new user

Create a new system user for Redmine.

sudo adduser --home /opt/redmine --shell /bin/bash --gecos 'Redmine application' redmine
sudo install -d -m 755 -o redmine -g redmine /opt/redmine

Switch to the new redmine user:

sudo su - redmine

4. Install Ruby using RVM

curl -sSL https://rvm.io/mpapis.asc | gpg --import -
curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby

To start using RVM run the following commands:



source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm
rvm --default use ruby

To verify everything is done correctly, use the command ruby --version.
The output should be similar to the following:

ruby --version
ruby 2.4.1p111 (2017-03-22 revision 58053) [x86_64-linux]

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5. Install Redmine

The following commands will checkout the Redmine source code to the $HOME/redminedirectory and create the necessary directories.

cd && svn co http://svn.redmine.org/redmine/branches/3.4-stable redmine
mkdir -p ./redmine/tmp/pids ./redmine/public/plugin_assets

Configure database settings:

cp ./redmine/config/configuration.yml.example ./redmine/config/configuration.yml
cp ./redmine/config/database.yml.example ./redmine/config/database.yml

Open the database.yml file and update username/password

vim nsno
production:
  adapter: mysql2
  database: redmine
  host: localhost
  username: redmine
  password: "redmine_passwd"
  encoding: utf8

6. Install Gems

cd /opt/redmine/redmine
echo "gem 'puma'" >> Gemfile.local
echo "gem: --no-ri --no-rdoc" >> ~/.gemrc 
gem install bundler
bundle install --without development test postgresql sqlite

7. Prepare the database

rake generate_secret_token
RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate
RAILS_ENV=production REDMINE_LANG=en rake redmine:load_default_data

8. Puma configuration

Create a new configuration file as follows:

vim ./redmine/config/puma.rb
#!/usr/bin/env puma

application_path = '/opt/redmine/redmine'
directory application_path
environment 'production'
daemonize true
pidfile "#{application_path}/tmp/pids/puma.pid"
state_path "#{application_path}/tmp/pids/puma.state"
stdout_redirect "#{application_path}/log/puma.stdout.log", "#{application_path}/log/puma.stderr.log"
bind "'tcp://0.0.0.0:9000"

9. Start Puma

Start the puma server with :

cd /opt/redmine/redmine/ && bundle exec puma --config config/puma.rb

The output should be similar to the following:

Puma starting in single mode...
* Version 3.11.2 (ruby 2.4.1-p111), codename: Love Song
* Min threads: 0, max threads: 16
* Environment: production
* Daemonizing...

Finally your can start your browser and access your new Redmine installation at: http://IP_ADDRESS:9000

That’s it. You have successfully installed Redmine on your Ubuntu VPS. For more information about Redmine, please refer to the Redmine website.


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