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Friday, June 8, 2001

NOLF Postmortem

Gamasutra posted another game postmortem, this one covering No One Lives Forever, written by Monolith's Craig Hubbard. I must confess that I am disappointed that NOLF didn't end up being what it started out as, namely, a "spiritual sequel to Shogo". I would hope that Lith would make Shogo 2 someday, but I fear I'm holding my breath for no good purpose. Thanks Blue.

Half-Life: DMC Info

The one thing I felt that was a glaring omission in the Half-Life: Deathmatch Classic mod (story) was the instant weapon switch. That can be fixed by pulling down the console and typing:

hud_fastswitch 1

That feels more like classic Quake. My only other grips is that the weapons' bounding boxes seem a bit small at times. Oh well. It's still pretty cool.

Handspring Trade-Up

As I reported yesterday (story) Handspring has announced their trade-up program. If you have a Handspring Visor already, just order a Visor Edge at, enter your current serial number, and you get $100 off. If you have another kind of PDA (functioning or not!), just order a Visor Edge at, then mail your old PDA with the Edge UPC code and you'll get a $100 check in the mail. Hmmmm. Tempting . . .

Xbox Features ActiveDeath Technology

Microsoft brings new levels of excitement to your gaming! Read about it here!

A.T. Hun comments: Actually this is nothing new. This technology has always been a part of Internet Explorer. It's been quite lethal to my system.

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Investor Rage

Red Herring has an article on the anger being expressed by some investors following the bottoming out of the stock market, especially in the tech sector. Some have made legal, verbal, and yes even physical threats against companies they feel wronged them. Some companies, admittedly, are less than scrupulous. But investors need to remember the old saying, caveat emptor. If you invest your life's savings in one stock, much less one speculative stock, you will most likely lose your shirt. Real the Motley Fool and find out what investing is all about. Thanks Linux Today.

Mozilla 0.9.1 Released!

Mozilla has released version 0.9.1 of their open-source web browser suite (web browser, mail, news, HTML editor). Check out the release notes while you are downloading.

Big Visor News

VisorCentral is reporting that Handspring will be announcing a new rebate plan tomorrow. Trade in any PDA (or if you are a current Handspring user, you can just give your old one to a friend or family member) and get $100 off their new Visor Edge. VC also reports that the price on the Visor Prism (with 16 bit color) will be lowered to $399 soon. That's getting close to being tempting . . .

Half-Life: DMC Released!

Valve has released the promised Half-Life: Deathmatch Classic, a mod that make Half-Life play like the original Quake. It is a 13M download. You can snag it from Blue's, FilePlanet, or Shacknews.

UPDATE! 11:30 P.M. I just played a couple of levels online. It's nice to play Quake 1 with decent netcode :) I got my rear end handed to me the first two or three levels, but was among the leaders on the fourth. I just wish they had a bona fide Ranger model.

What Happened with Apache.Org?

SecurityPortal has an article on how Apache.Org was compromised. I'm sure many server ops are in the same boat Apache's was. If you have a server on the 'Net, or if you ever log in to any servers on the Net, read this article. Thanks Linux Today.

Wolfie Movie Revisited

I finally got the Return to Castle Wolfenstein movie (story) downloaded. It appears to be pretty cool. I say "appears" because my computer can not play it at full speed. That doesn't say much for my computer's ability to play the actual game, does it.

Pondering the Imponderable

The Master gets home today, prepare to ph34r.

The Master comments: Dang that was a long flight. Thankfully I got my lost hour back in the process. I used to think Boston was an expensive city. I can't BELIEVE how expensive my hotel was in DC. They even wanted $6.95 for each SHOW on History Channel. What kind of **** is that?!?!?

A.T. Hun comments: The History Channel. Yeah, that's it. :)

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