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Saturday, April 14, 2001

Iomega Settles Lawsuit

Iomega has settled the lawsuit against them. The suit was a result of the problem with early Zip drives known affectionately as the "clicks of death." Customers who bought Zip drives will be given rebates on various Iomega products. Not the greatest settlement in the world, but it's something.

I received my letter in the mail about this a couple of days ago. My first external Zip got the clicks of death and I replaced it with an internal model. It was cheaper to get a new one than to get my old one fixed. Dunno what (if anything) I'm going to do with the rebate.

AvantGo 4.0 Available

Version 4.0 of AvantGo is available for download. AvantGo allows PDA owners to view specially formatted web content on their devices. Version 4.0 adds the following new features:Some of the prompts on AvantGo's site still refer to 3.x. Just ignore them. The version you download will be 4.0. Thanks Visor Central.

And, by the way, don't forget to check out The Haus' AvantGo channel!

Pondering the Imponderable

For some reason, I decided to play Quake 2 all the way to the end. I had never even completed the first mission before (I bought it right before Q3A came out to play vs. the Eraser bot and to try it online). It's a reasonably fun game, but the ending was about as lame as it could possibly be. Oh well.

Recently I had tried the 7.52 and 6.50 Detonators with my TNT2 Ultra. The good thing was that they worked with Shogo without locking up. The bad thing (or maybe the intolerable thing) is that both of them cause horrible desktop graphical corruption after running OpenGL apps for a while. I switched back to the ever-faithful 5.22s, which never had that problem. If the corruption remains, I fear the card might be croaking on me. Let's hope not. I don't have the $$ to replace it.

The Master comments: If you want the end of Q2 to be challenging, be sure to NOT bring the BFG, rail or a Quad with you. Gads but that was an easy ending.

Friday, April 13, 2001

PC Gamer Unreal II Preview

PC Gamer put their article previewing Unreal II online. It's a little short on details, but the game is about a year away, so that's understandable. I am a bit concerned that they said the gameplay would be about as long as Elite Force, which many people said was too short. Time will tell. Thanks Stomped.

No pr0n for Yahoo

After hearing many concerns on the issue, Yahoo has backed away from its decisions to make more pornography available for sale and to accept porn websites' ads. I thought that the money they would make from pr0n would be negligable compared to the backlash that would result. Looks like I was right.

Half-Life Multicast

Stomped interviewed Valve's Erik Johnson about their new multicast technology to be added to Half-Life. Basically it lets a virtually limitless number of people watch the action as it's going on. Pretty cool stuff.

Dan White and LithTech3

LithTech's Dan White gives the skinny on their LithTech3 engine on VoodooExtreme. Some new Shogo 2 screenshots are included. One of them looks like it might even be our hero, Sanjuro! The best news of this article is that they totally rewrote the network code. Thank heavens. Now if they would just officially announce Shogo 2 . . .

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