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Saturday, November 4, 2000

Synchronize Your Mozilla!

Today I upgraded both my Linux and Win32 versions of Mozilla to yesterday's (November 3) builds. There have been some major improvements since my previous builds. This way I can see how the exact same versions compare in different OSs. It's nice to have pages look exactly the same no matter what the OS.

NFL Week #10 Picks

Here I come with my weekly NFL forecast. Your mileage may vary, but I've been on a hot streak lately. Here we go: Dolphins, Bills, Colts, Bucs, Eagles, Ravens, Titans, Giants, Saints, Redskins, Broncos, Chargers (yep!), Chiefs, Rams, Vikings.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks for this week: Bucs, Colts, Ravens, Giants, Dolphins, Titans, Patriots, 49er's, Eagles, Redskins, Raiders, Jets, Seahawks, Rams, Vikings

New Ask Hook

VoodooExtreme posted a new edition of their Ask (Brian) Hook (currently of Verant, formerly of id) column. In this issue he tackles the subject of hardware T&L acceptance and future graphic APIs.

More M$ Cracking

A Dutch hacker going by the name "Dimitri" claims to have gotten access to Microsoft's network because they didn't apply a patch to their IIS software. Microsoft has confirmed at least a portion of his story. Kinda makes you jittery about downloading stuff from Windows Update, doesn't it? Thanks Linux Today.

Friday, November 3, 2000

Followup to "Who Cracked Microsoft?"

Last weekend we let you know about an article at which suggested that perhaps the free software/open source movement was behind the recent cracking of Microsoft's network. After reading that article, I sent an email to the author to tell him my disappointment in his unfounded suggestion.

Today I received an email from Andrew Leonard, author of that article. He reminded me about his followup article which actually appeared on Tuesday. In his article, he admitted that he was somewhat hasty in his suggestions and didn't intend to slander the entire community. Good reading. And while you're over there, check out his article series titled "The Free Software Project." He does some good work, and it's good to see that he's responsive to his readers too.


Okay, this sucks. A.T. was brought down by a cold earlier this week. Now I've got a nasty one too. It's gonna be a long winter . . .

In non-whiney news, I've finally found a decent tutorial for regular expressions online. The original author's site appears to be down or moved, and I found a mirror, so I figured I'd mirror it here as well. I need to clean it up, but I've already used it myself twice, so ugly or not it's useful :-) Enjoy.

Useful vi Resources and Tutorials

J.t.Qbe has compiled a handy list of Useful vi Resources and Tutorials. vi is a Linux text editor and a vital tool in every Penguinista's arsenal. What it lacks in user friendliness, it makes up in pure power. Check out those tutorials and you'll be a vi pro in no time flat.

More Doom

BootMax posted a brief set of interviews with various people working on updating the classic 2.5D shooter, id's Doom. While the article does suffer from a frightfully low paragraph/page ratio, it did inspire me to download a couple of these new Doom updates to try with my Ultimate Doom CD. Thanks Stomped.

Brian Burke Interview

GA Hardware posted a brief interview with Brian Burke, formerly of STB/3dfx, now with NVIDIA. Included is the inevitable question as to whether or not he "sold out" by leaving 3dfx and taking a job with NVIDIA. Thanks Blue.

Q3F Beta 1G Released

The Quake III Fortress team released beta 1G of their Team Fortress-esque mod (2.4M). You can check out a list of the changes here. Thanks Shugashack.

F&L: Authorization Angst

Our very own Wraith has updated his Fear and Loathing on the Internet column with his latest treatise entitled Treading Dangerous Waters on the High Seas. In this installment he voices his opinion on the subject of authentication servers for online games, in this case, Quake III Arena. Wraith is mad and he's not going to take it anymore. Read his new column, and he's going to have a little lie-down.

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