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Saturday, February 2, 2002

EverCrack at $39.95/mo

This is today's sign of the apocalypse. Or at least that Americans have too much money. Verant is coming out with a new EverQuest service called EverQuest Legends. The kicker? It'll set you back US$39.95 per month. Here's a snip from Gamespot:
Sony Online Entertainment has announced EverQuest Legends, its upcoming premium subscription service for EverQuest, its popular online role-playing game. The new service includes a number of exclusive new features, such as new character tracking pages, an exclusive dynamic server with a limited population and new quests, a variety of unique weapons and armor, a new dynamic map, and several other services and features.
And you know what? There will be a bunch of people lining up to try this. P.T. Barnum was right. Thanks Evil Avatar.

Gnome and .NET

The Register interviewed Ximian's Miguel de Icaza on their efforts (dubbed "Mono") to port Microsoft's .NET to Gnome. I have mixed feelings about this. I can see how .NET could be beneficial to programmers, but I have a real fear of open source getting in bed with Billg. I do find it ironic that people griped about KDE being not all GPL. Now that it is, Gnome is backing away from the GPL. Go fig. Thanks Linux Today.

Friday, February 1, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

Here's a little tip from the Hun. If it's late a night, you've had a hard day's work (including getting rid of the better part of a foot of snow), and you've had a beer, then that's not a good time to say, "Hey! I think I'll play around with some kernel RPMs!" I managed to somehow screw something up. Thankfully, I just checked my Linux boot disk a day or two ago and found out it didn't work, so I had a new one ready. If I hadn't had that, I would have been up a creek. After messing with a few things and trying to figure out the syntax for the Grub configuration file, everything's back to normal. Yeesh.

Duality Movie

Our very own J pointed me to this website: A couple of guys got together in their spare time and made a Star Wars-inspired movie using all blue screen shots. It's seriously cool. I highly recommend the download.

Animate LILO

In the "too cool, but why?" category we have these animated screens for the LILO bootloader. LILO comes with most Linux distributions and allows you to choose different operating systems or kernels on boot. One of the screens even includes a fully-functioning Breakout-style game. Pretty cool. Thanks Slashdot (and yes, the site is being Slashdotted right now).

AMD Gets Help

ZDNet News is reporting that AMD will announce an agreement with United Microelectronics to help them keep up with the demand for Athlon and Duron processors. According to the article, AMD actually ran out of two speeds of Athlon XP in the fourth quarter. Quite a nice problem to have. I can't wait until I get my 1800+ next week! Thanks Shacknews.

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