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Sunday, January 14, 2001


Since it's a dead news day, I figured I'd throw up some thoughts on the latest E-ad on TV. Have you seen these IBM ads on TV lately? Oh, now you know it's time to call IBM. Blech. Lemme tell ya folks, in computing it's a dang cold day in hell when somebody can come into your shop and fix ALL your problems right now. Heck, our bandwidth problem at my place of work took a solid month to fix, and that was with the installation of a couple of switches. Gimme a break.

Pondering the Imponderable

Just when you think things couldn't get less interesting . . .

I've been trying out my new CD burner recently. I made a couple of compilation CDs of my favorite bands (namely, Dokken and They Might Be Giants). The software that came with the drive, a Sony CRX140E, is a little convoluted, but it's powerful once you figure it out. Of course, no paper manual or even a PDF was included. Two days ago I found a nice PDF manual on Sony's site for it. I have no idea why it wasn't included on the install CD. The best part is now I actually have decent backups of my important files.

Saturday, January 13, 2001

Thirteen Days

I just got back from seeing Thirteen Days, the movie about the Cuban missile crisis. Pretty good movie from a historical prospective, but, please: ONLY TAKE HISTORY BUFFS TO THIS MOVIE. I may never EVER hear the end of this from my wife. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting divorce papers before the week is out.

J.t.Qbe comments: Whew--ditto for Fat Man and Little Boy: I saw it after reading The Making of the Atomic Bomb and thought it was great, but my future in-laws were snoozing. Don't worry, T.M.--if Kevin Costner's pathetic Bahston accent didn't drive her to leave you, a little history won't.

TABLE Bug Fixed!

As a follow-up to my post yesterday about the Mozilla TABLE width bug being fixed, I downloaded last night's build and, sure enough, the bug is officially fixed! I no longer have to see our news and finger trackers jumping all over the top of the page. Huzzah!

Devine and Spector Transcript

Tech TV posted a transcript of a recent chat with id's Graeme Devine and ION Storm's Warren Spector. It's a good read, I just wish they would have edited it a bit more and put all the questions and answers together better. Oh well. Thanks Blue.

Interview with Rantz Hoseley

Cows Say MOO! has an interview with Rantz Hoseley, Race coordinator on the Master of Orion 3 game being produced by QuickSilver. Pretty good stuff, if you're an MOO fan like myself :-)

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