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Sunday, January 23, 2000

Intel asks for VIA sales block

Saw this Friday, but never got around to posting it. According to Yahoo!, Intel asks U.S. to bar chips from Taiwan's VIA. Now, there are two FASCINATING items related to this: VIA is the primary chipset manufacturer for AMD, AND, Intel is asking to have one of it's major competitors barred from the primary computer market. Just like a certain U.S memory manufacturer did with it's Taiwanese competitors. Which drove memory prices through the roof. Ain't the law grand?

Webpuppy released

The crazy folks over at Webdog have released Webpuppy, a new application that will automatically pull down headlines from your favorite news sites. Check the info here, and download it here.

When the specs are released to support Webpuppy, I intend to build support for it into The Haus.

Saturday, January 22, 2000

UT Maps at Nali City

Whilst cruising around cyberspace and trying to avoid doing honest work, I ran across a site called Nali City which specializes in Unreal and Unreal Tournament maps. They have scads of maps to download with reviews for some of them. They've been suffering a bit from the GameSpy Network's flakiness of late, but that hopefully will soon be remedied.

Interview with Juan Eekles

Unreal Universe has a interview up with Digital Extreme's Juan "Pancho" Eekles. Topics include Unreal Tournament (duh!), level design, and future game ideas. A nice read. Thanks VE.

DSL Woes

DSL: Darn Stupid Line is a Wired article dealing with people's problems getting DSL lines installed into their homes and ISPs' problems keeping them running. Thanks Stomped for the link.

Of course, where I live CenturyTel would need to replace the switch with a digital one before we could even start to think about getting DSL. Since I have a hard time getting a phone line half the time because they are too incompetent to add more circuits to our current switch, I think I will have high-speed Internet access right about the time the Sun super-novas and engulfs the Earth. I have heard rumors that ISDN service may be available here within the year, but I have full confidence they will find a way to screw that up too. Not that I am bitter about regional telcos or anything . . .

Updates and Patches

There is an ngStats patch for Unreal Tournament that fixes several bugs, some of which were introduced with the 405B patch. There is also a new version of D3D Quake available. As you may recall, D3D Quake is an attempt to get the original Quake to run using Direct3D instead of OpenGL.

Thanks Blue's News for both of those items.

AOL 5.0 = "Upgrade" O' Death?

CNN is reporting that the new version 5.0 of AOL's software can render other networking software unusable and even cause Windows to stop working altogether, requiring a complete reinstall. I'm waiting for Microsoft to issue an angry response saying its Internet Explorer has been rendering systems unusable for years now. Thanks Slashdot.

CrossHairHealth in Q3A?

For some reason, id decided to remove the cg_crossHairHealth function from the full version of Quake III Arena. However, the folks at this site have discovered that it still works if you set cg_drawCrossHair 10. With r_picmip 1, the crosshair can sometimes disappear in the background. It looks a lot better with r_picmip 0, but my poor TNT can't handle it. Check out their site for screenshots and the whole nine yards. Thanks Voodoo Extreme.

Just the FAQs

For your frequently asking pleasure, SilverStream's Quake III Arena FAQ has been brought up to date with information from the first point release, and the unofficial Unreal Tournament FAQ has had some minor updates too. Thanks Blue.

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