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Monday, June 4, 2001

MathLib Tip

Just a little tip I picked up today. If you own a Handspring Visor and want to install a program that uses the MathLib library (such as the excellent ProMash PilotBrew Calculators), you do not need to install the MathLib library itself. Its functions are in the Visor's ROM already. That'll save you 54K of space. That's not a big deal on my 8M Visor Deluxe, but it could be on a 2M Visor.

Wolfenstein Screenshots

Achtung Wolfenstein! posted 20 screen captures from the Return to Castle Wolfenstein trailer that was shown at E3 but was inexplicably not released on the Net. It's look very sharp. Let's hope the gameplay matches the eye candy.

Curse You, billg!

Looks like my home Win95 setup is down for the count this time. Every time I try to start it, I get a registry error and the system locks up. I propose a public caning for the bozo who came up with the idea of a binary-format registry.

So Windows is gone. Boo hoo. I suppose I'd be upset if I used it for real work, but I don't! I boot to Linux and do my real work, even play some real games, and I'll reinstall Windows if/when I get around to it someday. I only used it for games anyway. </Monday morning rant>

Sunday, June 3, 2001

Transferring Visor ROM: Updated

I updated my HOWTO on Transferring Visor ROM with a USB Cradle. I added updated information on transferring the Visor Platinum and Prism ROMs as well as how to transfer the ROMs in Linux. Enjoy!

Mozilla Update

I just downloaded the May 31 Win32 Mozilla build and I must say that the improvements since Mozilla 0.9 are substantial. Things seem a lot snappier and some of the graphics rendering bugs that I experienced with 0.9 (and even one I had experienced since I first started using Mozilla) are gone. If you haven't downloaded a new build in a while, check this one out. If you want to hold off for a bit, 0.9.1 should be out shortly.

Half-Life: Blue Shift Review

VoodooExtreme posted a review of Blue Shift, the Half-Life expansion from Gearbox Software. JCal is pretty harsh on it, giving it only a 50%. Still, I might end up getting it to pick up Opposing Force which is included.

Pondering the Imponderable

The Master will be gone until Thursday at a "conference" (or so he claims). Naturally, you should notice no difference in news coverage in his absence *cough*.

I went to the Club Louie LAN party last night. I wasn't able to play, but I did enjoy the mayhem for a while. Club Louie plans on having LAN parties every other weekend this summer. The next one is scheduled for June 16. Oh yeah, they also have a weekly RealAudio show, but I don't suggest you listen to it, since it has been known to cause headaches, nausea, internal bleeding, rickets, the loss of 100 I.Q. points, and spontaneous decapitation. Other than that . . .

Just finished a > 73 hour UD packet. Yikes. Speaking of which, check out the Team Haus stats, if you are interested.

The Master comments: (1) Delays at Detroit International SUCK (2) Flying to Washington DC takes a long --- time, and (3) yeah, yeah A.T. - At least I plan to write a new Master .Plan while trapped in this hotel room-be happy!

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