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Friday, December 28, 2001

Pondering the Imponderable

The cellular tower here in town switched on the digital antenna this afternoon, in perfect time for us to enjoy our new cellphone (story). Now all they need to do is roll out the data services and we're all set. This might not be a big deal to those of you who live in decent-sized cities. For those of us in the sticks, this is a big deal. Technology marches on.

Third Anniversary of the Haus of Shogo

Today marks the third anniversary of the day I started the original Haus, my Haus of Shogo. I'd like to thank everyone who has visited over the past three years. I'm still amazed at how much traffic it gets and how much email I get about it. It gives a guy that warm and squishie feeling inside.

J.t.Qbe comments: Hmmm, I thought the beer was what gives you that feeling. . .

Hun-Speak: Too Much Information

The problem with using the Internet for research is that you can very quickly drown in information, both good and bad. I wrote about just such an experience that I had as I tried to do research for a hardware upgrade. Read all about it in my latest Hun-Speak column, Too Much Information.

Linux RtCW Multiplayer Binaries

id has released binaries for Linux users to play either the Return to Castle Wolfenstein multiplayer demo or the full version in multiplayer. Blue has mirror sites for multiplayer binaries for the full version (7.9M, including the new Trech Toast map), the multiplayer demo with no media (4.3M if you already downloaded the Windows version), and the full multiplayer demo. The single player binaries are not yet available.

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Stomped: An Ex-Website

HomeLAN got word that Stomped is closing its doors for good to focus on its Stomping Grounds LAN center. The writing has been on the wall since they let Redwood go. While people may mourn this, there are only so many news-only sites the web can support. The fittest survive, the weakest don't. That's Business 101. Sad, but not surprising.

Pondering the Imponderable

My wife and I decided yesterday to sign a new two-year contract with our cellular provider in order to get a discount on a new phone. Our old one worked OK, but it is analog only, the battery life isn't the greatest, and it is huge. So we ended up getting a Motorola StarTac ST7868W (N.B. We don't have Verizon, but that's our phone). We liked it because of the small form factor and a slew of features. Even better, our provider (Cellcom) told us that the tower here in town will be going digital very soon. They are also working on getting SMS messaging and data services rolled out. That's a cool thing, because I discovered that there is a cable to connect this phone to my Handspring Visor. The possibilities are endless <evil grin>.

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