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Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Another MOO3 Interview

There's another MOO3 interview with Greg Masters, lead programmer of MOO3, over on The Atrium. Some minor stuff in there, but to be honest, I think Hasbro and Quicksilver are just getting started on the design of Masters of Orion 3, so there really isn't much to say right now.

Q3A Beta Map Review

Last night, Steve put up some snaps of a ton of maps from the Beta build of Q3A that he took but never posted. Today he has a cross-reference of his pictures to snaps of the final Q3A maps. Interesting to look and see how things changed. Thankfully that stone texture has been VIOLENTLY reduced from the beta :-)

Gas Prices SUCK

There's an article over on Yahoo! indicating that "White House Wants Better Explanation for Gas Prices". Now, I know a LOT of our readership is out of the country, and live with insane gas prices (I've read that prices in France get up to $5/gal-WOW). But in the Midwestern US (where The Haus is located) we're paying 40 cents more on the average than the rest of the US for gasoline. I personally think this sucks-especially considering that the supposed "stricter air polution laws" are just as prevalent in California, where gas prices AREN'T insane.

Like I've always said-gross profit is king. The customer does NOT matter. Gotta love it :-/

J.t.Qbe comments: I hear that they're even worse in Wisconsin than they are here in Minnesota--yikes! I too would like a better explanation why gas prices go up $.50/gallon over two weeks, and why they only go up and up. As you said, though, the customer doesn't matter. We're only sheep who produce money which can be harvested at greater and greater rates at the whim of the corporate overlords. Gotta love it.

Eidos up for Bid?

According to Yohoo! News, "Lara Croft Has Potential Suitor", which indicates that Eidos could be up for sale. Wow. I remember back a few when Eidos was all that, and Ion was so happy to be with their strong new publishing partner. Guess the times they are a'changin'.

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Monday, June 19, 2000

Running W32 Q3A under Linux

There's a VERY short tutorial for linux users who own the Win32 version of Quake 3 over on It's straightforward from what I can see, so if you want to run that Win32 copy on Linux, you'll be all set.

Windows ME Gold

According to Yahoo!, Microsoft has announced that Windows Millenium Edition has gone gold. So there goes some more cash for upgrades. Gotta keep feeding Bill Gates' need for greed...

Linux for the Uninitiated

Computer Bits has published this interesting article about the challenges and learning opportunities faced by complete newbies to Linux. If you've never used Linux or Unix but wonder what it'd be like to give Linux a try, this is a must-read. Check it out.

This weekend I finally got SuSE 6.3 installed and stable, after 4 or 5 tries at installing. It's a nice complete distribution, but I don't recommend it for newbies. I don't recommend Red Hat for newbies either, for that matter--Mandrake is a better way to go, I think.

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