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Saturday, March 9, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

Last night was the first night that I've been really glad that I have a UPS. We had an ice storm. Along with it came a couple of decent-size power dropouts. UPSes are one of those things that 99% of the time you never think about. But that 1% of the time they are worth their weight in gold.

J.t.Qbe comments: We got your storm on Saturday afternoon: the sky got really dark and suddenly we had high wind gusts. Then the power went out at 1:30 pm. At 6 we finally packed up and went to a hotel; around the time we got there, the power came back on. Oh well--better safe than sorry!

JKII Stormtrooper Model for Q3A

LucasArts and Raven have teamed up to release a Stormtrooper model for Quake III Arena. The model, skins, and sounds are right from the forthcoming Jedi Knight II. Pretty slick. Thanks Blue.

Friday, March 8, 2002

Jaquays Leaves id

Paul Jaquays updated his .plan to announce that today is his last day at id Software. He has accepted a position at Ensemble Studios. Apparently making first-person shooters has burned him out. Best of luck to Paul in his future endeavors!

J.t.Qbe comments: Heh--PLAYING first-person shooters has burned me out. Even cool stuff like "No One Lives Forever", "Deus Ex", and (heaven forbid) "Voyager: Elite Force" leaves me cold. I suppose I'm not too surprised about this news--after all, Jaquays' background is in RPG design--pen and paper RPGs, I mean (anyone else old enough to remember that?).

Star Wars Guitars

Guitar manufacturer Fernandes has teamed up with LucasFilm to design Star Wars-themed guitars. The perfect gift for the Star Wars fan who has everything. Or something. The Retrorocket ones are interesting, but they also list at $1300. What they REALLY need is a guitar in the shape of a B-Wing. Thanks Slashdot.

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