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Thursday, June 20, 2002

NWN First Impressions

Elysium at Evil Avatar posted his first impressions of Neverwinter Nights, the latest AD&D game from Bioware. I really like the idea of controlling only one character instead of six as it was in Baldur's Gate II. Even better is the fact that there is a Linux client and server! I'm going to wait until Linux Games or Evil3D posts a review of the Linux version. If it's favorable, I might just take the plunge.

J.t.Qbe comments: It'll be on sale next week at Best Buy for $54.99, not that that's much of a sale. I agree: the wise course is to wait and see how the Linux client turns out. I don't plan to get it before then, if I get it at all.


Sorry about that weirdness. Cost of doing upgrades. I'll try not to let it happen again :-)

Wednesday, June 19, 2002


The Federal Trade Commission has brought suit against RAMBUS for abusing its position on the JEDEC (a memory standards group) to file patents. The company had been attempting to use these patents to force memory makers to pay them royalties for SDR RAM and DDR RAM. I saw this on CNBC this afternoon (No, really! I find myself watching way too much CNBC sometimes). The above link is from the Motley Fool, my favorite investing website. Here's a quote:
The "law firm parading as a technology company" model is being subjected to some significant stress-testing, and the FTC has just ensured that the battle for Rambus is nowhere near settlement.
Justice might take a while, but when it gets there . . . WHAM! RAMBUS stock dropped 35% of its already meager value on the news.

The Master comments: BwaAHAHAHAHAhahahAHAAHahaha >:-)

Very Cool JKII Maps

I've downloaded a number of custom maps for Jedi Knight II. Many are uninspiring. Several that I like don't include bot routes. However, today I downloaded three maps that are very cool, figuratively and literally. They are KEKTIK's maps, two free-for-all and one duel. All of them have an ice/cold theme and are very well designed. The author really knows his way around the editor. Do yourself a favor and check out those maps!

Create Yourself in Lego

This is pretty cool. Maybe we need a Haus gallery?

A.T. Hun comments: OK, I'll start. That's a 25K PNG. And here is J.t.'s. His is a 10K JPG. Let his picture serve as a reminder of the importance of taking your prescription medication.

Slackware 8.1 Released

Complete with KDE 3 and Mozilla 1.0, it's Slackware 8.1! Get it while it's hot!

You never forget your first Linux. For me it was Slackware 3.0 on a 486SX/25 back in 1996.

Neverwinter Nights Hits Stores

There have been some sightings (and purchases) of Bioware's newest AD&D game Neverwinter Nights at EB and Babbages stores around the continent, especially in Canada. I haven't been following this one very closely; it seems to follow in the Baldur's Gate tradition but with a heavy emphasis on multiplayer capability and user-created adventures. One feature which hasn't gotten much press is the Linux server and client. That really might tip the scale for me.

Past Two Days' News

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December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
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