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Tuesday, August 21, 2001

More DOOM Legacy

Great news! I finally got MIDI sound to work in DOOM Legacy in Linux. After downloading the latest beta (currently 1.32 beta 1), and upgrading my SDL and SDL_mixer packages to 1.2, I just had to create this symbolic link:

ln -s /usr/share/timidity/ /usr/local/lib/timidity

so SDL_mixer could find where Red Hat 7.1 installed TiMidity on my system. Now I can listen to the classic MIDIs or even CD audio whilst playing DOOM. Ya know, I almost forgot how fun that game is . . .

UPS Overview

ExtremeTech posted an overview of uninterruptible power supply technology. It covers what makes UPSes "tick" as well as giving some basic things to look for when shopping. As I mentioned before, I recently purchased an APC Back-UPS Office 500. I'm very happy with it and feel much safer when storms approach. After having a post-storm brown-out kill the power to my computer and then it didn't want to reboot, I got nervous. No more nerves for me! $100 bought an awful lot of peace of mind.

By the way, just try typing "uninterruptible" sometime. It ain't easy, Chester!

Monday, August 20, 2001

Good Deals on Older Games

I was in Best Buy (no affiliation, yadda, yadda) earlier today. In their "bargain" software section (where they just have CDs in jewel cases--no boxes) they had Shogo for $9.99 and X-Wing Alliance for $14.99. Most all of the pre-XWA LucasArts games were also going for $9.99-14.99. Both games are a lot of fun and well worth the cash. They don't even need the latest and greatest systems to run.

Hotmail Cracked

OK, stop me if you've heard this one before. Crackers have found yet another way to break into Hotmail, allowing them to read anyone's email. I really hate reporting this (OK, maybe I don't hate it that much) because it is starting to sound painfully repetitive. I've asked it before, I'll ask it again. Is this really the company you want protecting your private information via Passport and .NET? Thanks Slashdot.

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