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Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Mozilla Roadmap

There is a new Mozilla Roadmap on, detailing some new processes and dates for upcoming milestones. A theoretical Mozilla 1.0 is listed on their chart for Q2 2001. I would have hoped it would have been earlier than that, but if it is standards-compliant, fast, and relatively crash-free, I'm there. Thanks Slashdot.

Red Hat 7.0 Soon

According to this Yahoo! News article, Red Hat will soon be rolling out version 7.0 of its popular Linux distribution. If this one includes XFree 4.0.x, I'm going to be all over it. Red Hat will also be announcing a new subscription service that will allow users ready access to new software, patches, etc. Thanks Slashdot.

Pondering the Imponderable

I'm back from my conference, didja miss me? Of course you didn't. Anyway. My NFL picks slid for the second consecutive week. I ended up 8-6 (still better than Eeyore *cough*) which brings my overall record to 28-16. Hopefully this week will be better.

I also hope to get some Visor and other articles written soon. I heard a rumor that Handspring was going to be coming out with a color Visor called the Visor Prism which will sport 16 bit color. It'll be interesting to see what the battery life will be with that bad boy.

UPDATE! I just saw on Visor Central that the Prism should go for US$449, have 8M RAM, PalmOS 3.5, and a lithium-ion battery.

TFC Interview

The Catacombs has posted an interview with Valve's Yahn Bernier on Team Fortress Classic (TFC) 1.5 and TFC2. It gives some glimpses at what we can expect in these future versions. Don't know what TFC is? Check out J's introduction to TFC for all the details. Thanks Blue.

Carmack, Day II

Day two of the John Carmack interview is online over at Voodoo Extreme. Today, we discuss some HEAVY stuff on video cards and rendering, and a bit on game design choices.

Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Pseudo Officially Belly-Up

Pseudo Online, the folks behind "Shooters" and many other streaming video programs has officially ceased operations. They blame the slow proliferation of high-speed access for their failure. You want to know the real reason, in my opinion? Most of their shows were not worth wasting the bandwidth. Most were a couple of talking heads giggling and saying "ummm" once every 1/2 second. The shows by and large were not well planned, well written, or well performed. Even Shooters spent far too much time with Blue and loony laughing at each other and saying "umm". And, of course, they had to break in all the time to advertise their other programs that no one in his right mind would watch.


Well, I didn't realize this one till reading Blue's "Out of the Blue", but today was the 2 year anniversary of Shogo: MAD going gold. RIP, Shogo.

In addition, both A.T. and Eeyore picked the wrong team last night, so they're both down another loss. Looks like the drawing board needs a serious revisit on them there picks :-)

A.T. Hun comments: There were some serious upsets again, but at least I kept my head above water. I'm glad that I wasn't home when the only game to watch was the Green Bay vs. Philadelphia nap-enducing fiasco.

Carmack Interview on VE

Voodoo Extreme has an interview with John Carmack online, discussing the new DOOM engine, his programming methods, and views on future technology. It's not very detailed, but good stuff is there. One thing really leaped out at me though:
I am hoping that the absolute top-of-the-line system available when the game ships will be capable of running it with all features enabled and anti-aliasing on at 60hz, but even the fastest cards of today are going to have to run at fairly low resolutions to get decent frame rates. Many will choose to drop a feature or two to get some speed back, but they still won't be able to get near 60hz.

Remember, the game won't ship for a long time yet, and today's cards will seem a bit quaint by then.
Holy yikes Batman.

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