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Wednesday, February 2, 2000

More Stupid UIX Tricks

A few days ago (story) I quoted Evil Avatar saying that you could no longer post on Origin's Ultima IX boards. The "logic" was that the game was perfect now with the latest patch so no more tech support would be necessary. Seriously. Well kids, it gets worse. Check out this letter sent to the Blue's News mailbag.
I can not believe they're doing this... they're systematically deleting all negative posts from the boards. Since this morning, the Technical Issues forum has gone from 3000 posts to 1074 posts... this is the most digusting behavior I've ever seen from a game company, could you please let the public know that this should not be OK for them to do?
I've heard of revisionist history before, but this is ridiculous.

AOL Sued

CNN is reporting that a lawsuit for 8 billion has been filed against AOL The complaint? Basically that AOL 5.0's installation program is doing its best Microsoft impersonation and taking over your computer's Internet services, rendering other ISP's software or programs with online features (like Quicken) unusable. Thanks Shugashack.

The Master comments: Lemme guess. Class-action lawsuit. Lawyer walking with 5 or 6 billion while everyone else gets $0.59. I'm gonna go steam now. GRRRRRRRRRR

ToddH on Tin Boxes

id's CEO, Todd Hollenshead, updated his .plan with the news that if you want the tin box edition of Quake III Arena, you'd better act quickly. Activision has sent out the last copies.

Linux is Installed!

Well kids, I retried my Linux install today and everything seems to be going fine. My main problems are 1) X doesn't seem to like my mouse (a Mouse Systems trackball) for some reason, although it works fine on the command line, 2) a couple classic cases of PEBKAC*. Now I just have to learn to think in Linux and I'll be all set.

* PEBKAC = Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair (courtesy User Friendly).

Unreal Tech Update

Epic's Tim Sweeney updated the Unreal Technology Page in which he takes a kind-hearted jab at Monolith's Jason Hall's .plan update from yesterday. Glad to see he can take that sort of thing in stride. If I was making what I assume he is making, I'm sure I could take it in stride too :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Don't Ever Do This

Don't ever try installing Linux for the first time in your life at 10:30 P.M. Trust me on this one. I can install Windows 3.x/95/98 in my sleep, but this is a different ballgame. I'll give it the old "college try" again tomorrow.

The Master comments: Hehe-I felt that way when I started my RH 6.1 install Monday night-especially when it prompted me to delete partitions. That was a heart-stopping moment :-) Thankfully RH 6.1 does a VERY nice job of shared installing on a machine as long as it gets it's own HD.

2000 Campaign

OK, if it gets any slower, I'm going to start making up news. I'm sure you are all wondering to yourselves, "Hey A.T.! Who are you going to vote for president?" To find your answer you need go no further than to this website and click on the campaign button. To quote one of his former campaign slogans: "A new bag for our leadership vacuum!"

Be a Search Engine

According to this PC Week article, AltaVista will be giving away its search engine and paying websites for references to their "portal."


It's been a slow news day, and I've had a heck of a time trying to cover anyway with the whole family down with the Flu. Babies under a year are no fun when they have the flu.

Q3A Stats tracking

I've put up beta 1 of The Haus Q3A Server Stats.. This will be majorly cool once I can get everything formatted right, but it's a really nice start :-)

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