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Sunday, August 26, 2001


Just when you thought you'd seen it all. . .

Since A.T.'s been fascinated with Doom lately (again), I fired it up myself last night and ended up playing for an hour. This evening I found Doom 2D, a side-scroller conversion of Doom. Yep, you heard what I said, and it even looks good. Site's in Polish, but you can read a good review at Home of the Underdogs.

And if you haven't seen it before, check out Textmode Quake. It's crazy, it's weird, and it's written by a guy who works at the same place I do. Don't miss the "screenshots."

Fear of a GNU Universe

An article on entitled Fight the GNU/Future shows how completely different the goals of the Free Software Foundation are from Open Source and why it is not in the best interests of Open Source advocates to follow the FSF. The author does a great job of explaining why I'm all for Open Source, but I'm not in agreement the FSF's philosophy. Thanks Linux Today.

J.t.Qbe comments: This is some good stuff, and don't forget to read the comments too--far better than the stuff you'll see on Trashdot. This article does a good job and lays out the issues pretty clearly.

Saturday, August 25, 2001

Netscape Only, Please

Weird. I just visited the FCC web site to change the address on my ham radio license. That type of thing can be done online now, but get this: full functionality is only available to Netscape users. Internet Explorer users only get a limited subset. Had to fire up Netscape (and hope it wouldn't crash the system) in order to get the job done.

And now for something completely different: here in Battle Creek, Michigan, the federal center (nice place--I almost worked there) had a mock terrorist drill this week. It was cut short when a guy allegedly displayed what appeared to be a pipe bomb. Oops, it wasn't real, but it was A PRANK. What? With loads of police and security around, he didn't have enough sense NOT to do this? Yikes. Read about it here, if you care.

Even More DOOM Legacy

I'm having entirely too much fun with DOOM Legacy in Linux. Granted, DOOM Legacy adds some cool graphics updates, but it's amazing how well the game itself holds up after almost ten years. There aren't many games that have inspired the following that DOOM has. id certainly has its work cut out for them when the new DOOM comes out.

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