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Saturday, August 19, 2000

Pondering the Imponderable

Tomorrow brings vacation for yours truly. And not a moment too soon I might add. I will be checking in at least once a day to check The Master's spelling. It will mean a week away from my PC, but I think I'll survive. After all, that's what Visors are for, right?

I'll let you know how many times I saw Godzilla 2000 when I get back :)

Galax and Froggy Update

PilotFan has updated his (her? their?) PalmOS renditions of the classic coin-op video games Galaxian (Galax) and Frogger (Froggy), both to version 2.1. If you have a PalmOS device and you don't have these games already, get them now.

User Friendly Flash

Maximum Linux got their hands on the User Friendly Flash animation that was shown at the Linux World Expo. It takes a bit to load and the animation isn't the greatest, but it is a relatively entertaining diversion on an otherwise slow Saturday. Thanks Stomped.

RealPlayer 8.0

A non-beta version of everyone's favorite streaming media app, RealPlayer 8.0 has been released. This version is available for Win32 and Mac. A word of caution: Real attempts to give you RealDownload and Comet Cursor which have bad reputations for being spyware. Caveat emptor.

Friday, August 18, 2000


The Cynic over at Evil Avatar linked to some exquisite theatre for your viewing pleasure. What could this celluloid breakthrough be? Why none other than Godzilla 2000! Hmm. And I just happen to be going on vacation on Sunday. Hmm. I may have to take this one in. Twice. I just LOVE a good rubber monster movie.

New 3dfx Linux Drivers

3dfx has released new XFree 4.0.x drivers for their Voodoo3/4/5/Banshee line of cards. They are available both as binaries and as source code. As much as I might tend to rip on 3dfx, I certainly have to give them credit for their Linux support which has been excellent for a long time. Thanks Blue.

Pondering the Imponderable

Now that I've discovered my problems with the Afterburner 3.0p overclocking hack for my Handspring Visor, it made perfect sense that I couldn't get the Liberty Gameboy emulator to work since I was actually underclocking my Visor (doh!). So I tried Liberty again today with a profoundly bad freeware Gameboy ROM.

I tried overclocking my Visor to 26Mhz and 30Mhz (default speed is 16Mhz). Both settings worked, and the game was more or less playable. The control response was rather sluggish. I think I could hear my batteries screaming in agony from the extra drain. So although Liberty is a cool technology, I'm not sure how practical it is.

Webdog Problems

As you may have noticed, our Webdog finger and news site trackers have been very flaky for the past day or so. Blue's News (the host of Webdog) has been having some server problems. When they have problems, so do our trackers. Hopefully the good folks in the Blue Tower will get things figured out soon.

Bloodbath Arena Now on PlanetQuake

Wraith managed to get his mod, Bloodbath Arena, hosted on PlanetQuake. This will enable him to use FilePlanet, etc., for downloading his mod when it is complete. That's something that we don't have the bandwidth for here at The Haus. Naturally, his site here will stay up as well.

Deus Ex 2

Gamespy is reporting that Warren Spector plans to make a sequel to Deus Ex, tentatively titled (gasp) Deus Ex 2. If I were you, I'd run down to the local EB and demand to know when they are going to have that bad boy in stock! I suspect it will be November 5, 2003. Maybe by that time I'll have a video card that can actually allow me to play Deus Ex 1.

The Master comments: WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!

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