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Sunday, March 31, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

First of all, happy Easter to you and yours from the staff of The Haus! I've been eating ham like Cartman today. I'm going to have to hit the after-Easter chocolate rabbit sales. Hopefully I can schlep down to Green Bay tomorrow to pick up Jedi Knight II.

I've been futzing with Mozilla's tabbed browsing feature. Basically instead of opening new pages into new windows, a new tab appears (using a file-folder motif). It works rather slick. It's much easier to keep track of what pages you have open.

I've also been using OpenOffice 641D a bit more. I'm growing more and more impressed. It loads pretty quickly--of course I can't tell if that is an actual code improvement or if it's because of my fancy new box. It handles TrueType fonts like a champ--even with antialiasing! It can import DOCs and RTFs better than any other Linux word processor I've tried. I could see myself switching to it from WordPerfect for Linux.

JKII: Jedi Outcast Review

epiGamer posted a review of Raven's Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Of all the reviews I've read, this one has the best English and does a good job of covering the game without giving away too much.

As J.t. noted before, Best Buy (no affiliation) has it for $39 this week. My only decision is whether to get that or the collector's edition which includes Dark Forces and the original Jedi Knight.

Saturday, March 30, 2002

Pondering the Imponderable

Because Indiana inexplicably won again and Kansas was knocked off, I find myself in first place in my NCAA tourney pool. If Indiana wins, I win. If Maryland wins, another guy wins. Can the Hoosiers keep the miracle going?

OpenOffice 641D Released

OpenOffice 641D, the open-source version of Star Office, has been released. This is the last release before 1.0! I'm downloading it now. We'll see how things have improved. Thanks Slashdot.

UPDATE! I've only gotten a bit of a chance to use it but so far, color me very impressed. It is far more usable than StarOffice 5.2. The only drawback for me is a lack of a viable WordPerfect importer. Gotta check on the status of that. I like what I see.

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