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Thursday, March 8, 2001

A Blast from the Past

OK, now I feel even older. I found this this old ad for my first computer, the Commodore VIC-20. Ahh, the days of 6502 assembler. As if that ad weren't enough, they also have this one with an endorsement from none other that William "Captain Kirk" Shatner himself! That one also shows you how hairpiece technology has advanced in the past 20 years.

I had a Commodore Datassette (it's amazing how long it takes to save 3K of data to a tape drive), a VICModem, the Super Expander, and the 8K Memory Expander. Later, I upgraded to a Commodore 128. Boy, that makes me think about all the hours I blew playing M.U.L.E. and Archon on my roommate's Atari 800 in high school.

Shogo Map Pack

The good folks at PlanetShogo and I are working on a Haus of Shogo/PlanetShogo map pack. We're trying to get the very best third-party deathmatch maps together to make it easier for server ops and clients. Check out the list I submitted, and give any suggestions on this page at PlanetShogo.

Old NT Holes == Lots of Lost $$

SANS is reporting a ring of Eastern European crackers have been using known exploits in Windows NT to steal more than a million credit card numbers. While I'd love to go off on an anti-MS tirade, these exploits have been known and have had fixes freely available since as early as 1998! What are these sysadmins doing? Thanks Slashdot.

When Will It End?

I played Shogo for Linux for awhile this morning and even played online for a bit. I made mention that I was using the new Linux version and someone asked me to post an ISO in a newsgroup. Yeah, right. Why people seem to think that I spent money so they could have a free copy is beyond me.

J.t.Qbe comments: C'mon A.T., you know human nature better than most people do. It's that desire to get everything for free, regardless of what it costs someone else. So, what was your response to their request?

The Master comments: Heck, that's just par for the course. Our two most popular search engine keywords for the Haus are DeCSS and crack. Good grief.

J.t.Qbe comments: Har har, two things you probably WON'T find on the site! That's pretty choice!

A.T. Hun comments: I said, "First of all, no. Secondly you need a unique serial number anyway." I was going to use more choice words but I felt I would just be wasting keystrokes. What The Master says is right. Everytime we mention the DeCSS trial, our hits shoot up.

Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Jim Dosé Interview

Daily Radar interviewed id's Jim Dosé regarding their plans for the new Doom. Naturally, he is quite quiet on any specifics, but it does give a bit of an idea where id hopes to head with their next title. Thanks Blue.

Linux Gaming Festival

In addition to Shogo, I got two more Linux games in the mail today, courtesy of our own J.t.Qbe. They are Loki's ports of Soldier of Fortune and Quake III Arena. Q3A came in a tin box and everything. Now I just have to make sure that I get my work done!

I also have to figure out what the problem is with my wireless Internet access in Linux. I can ping servers just fine, but I can't connect to them. If anyone has any ideas, I'd be pleased as punch to hear about them.

Shogo for Linux

Well, I got my copy of Shogo for Linux in the mail yesterday from Tux Games. It only took six days to get here. That's not bad when you consider Tux Games is located in the UK. My only complaint so far is that they require a serial number to play the game. Unfortunately, they forgot to put it on the manual. Upon getting in touch with my Hyperion contacts, I found out that the number is on a sticker on the shrink-wrap, which, of course, I had thrown away. It's pretty easy to miss a little 1/4" x 2" sticker. Fortunately I hadn't taken the garbage out so I was able to retrieve it. Expect a full review of the game soon.

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