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Sunday, December 2, 2001

Lowtax and EW

Some of the forum goons over at Something Awful tried to get Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka on the list for Entertainment Weekly's entertainer of the year. While his bid failed, he did get mentioned in the article. Sorry, Lowtax. The award will have to go to one of the other lame nominees. At least Les Claypool is cool.

SoF2 Interview

HomeLan interviewed Raven's Rick Johnson about the multiplayer component of Soldier of Fortune II, bots, mods, and the whole nine yards. SoF2 is still on schedule for a Q1 2002 release. Thanks Blue.

Quake4 Virus

Raven's Rick Johnson updated his .plan with news of an unusual new virus.
Be aware, there is a Virus going around pretending to be a Quake4 demo. Of course there is no Quake4 demo!
Ummmm, duh? The link takes you to Symantec's summary of this new virus.

Saturday, December 1, 2001

NFL Week #12

Since we're off to a 1-0 start I feel awfully smart. That can only mean one thing: crash and burn. Despite that, here are the rest of my picks: Broncos, Bears, Jets, Ravens, Steelers, Saints, Bucs, Browns, Seahawks, Rams, Redskins, Raiders, 49ers, Packers.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Broncos, Patriots, Bears, Ravens, Steelers, Saints, Bucs, Browns, Seahawks, Rams, Redskins, Raiders, 49ers, Packers

More on the @Home Debacle

CNet has an article on the problems facing Excite@Home. I knew these were long-standing, ugly problems, but I didn't realize how ugly until I read this article. Knowing the history, however, doesn't help the thousands of people who are without access right now. Thanks Ars Technica.

Hollenshead on Wolfie Pricing

id's Todd Hollenshead won the coveted first .plan update of December award with word that Best Buy will have Return to Castle Wolfenstein for $49 next week. As much as I'd like to play it, that's still too much money. After all, they were selling the non-tin-box edition for $54 last week. $5 off isn't exactly a screaming deal. Make it $39 and I'll listen more closely.

AT&T Migration Plans

AT&T issued this press release, announcing their plans to migrate their @Home customers to AT&T's own network. Some areas remarkably are already live. Others will be soon. They are offering free dialup to any customers who are cut off for longer periods of time, plus two free days for every day they are disconnected.

@Home Dead

I just got a call from J.t.Qbe. His cable modem is dead. AT&T left him a message on his answering machine saying that they hoped to restore service to one extent or another within a week. Rah. Whatever the case, expect J.t. to at least be on a dial-up by Monday.

The Master comments: Gosh, that's customer service for ya. And there's no money to sue for either . . .

UPDATE! Apparently its just AT&T who were cut off. It seems rather odd that Excite@Home would cut off a company that owns over a third of its stock. DotComScoop has more information, although they've been hammered today.

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