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Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Attack of the Clones in IMAX

CNN is reporting that Star Wars Episode II will soon be available for viewing on 70 IMAX screens. I don't know where the nearest IMAX theatre is, but I'd going out of my way to see Attack of the Clones again in Great Big Wanking Huge-o-scope. Thanks Slashdot.

UT2K3 Demo This Week

Hopefully, anyway. Epic's Mark Rein made a post on the Infogrames forums indicating that the Unreal Tournament 2003 demo should be out this week. Having said that, he did make this follow-up post noting that problems might arise. Remember, he has set dates before that have long passed. Still, it looks good! Thanks Blue.

Monday, September 9, 2002

WinXP SP1 Released

The first service pack for Windows XP has been released. Personally, I'd wait until a few suckers other people try it first before subjecting your box to it. And make sure to read that EULA! You can get it from Windows Update or as a 130M download. Thanks Shacknews.

Pondering the Imponderable

I've spent a few moments the past couple of days trying the Battlefield 1942 demo at the recommendation of Pablo of Club Louis fame. If it were just a FPS it would be basically uninspiring. But the clincher is that you get to drive vehicles, including a tank, a half-track, a jeep, and even an airplane. Flying a plane with a mouse takes some getting used to. On the map in the demo, there's not much room to take off. Once you are airborne, I think you'd have to wait until you crash or are shot down since I don't think you could land it (at least not easily). I'll have to play some more online to get a better feel for it.

NFL Week #1 So Far

Well, we learned two things this weekend. 1) It's going to be an exciting season, and 2) The Lions will be lucky to win two games this year. Sheesh. Anyway, I would have taken every game that Eeyore and I had different, if it wouldn't have been for a stupid (and I do mean stupid) penalty on the Browns at the end of the game that allowed Kansas City to kick the game-winning field goal. Remarkable. With one game left, I am 9-6 while Eeyore is 6-9. Hopefully, the Steelers can win tonight so I can get into double-digit wins this first week.

Bleh

Got home from a weekend away, fire up the PC about 7:45 pm, and am greeted by a lack of DHCP server on the Road Runner network. Call tech support, and they tell me "There's a problem in your area -- our technical staff is working on it." I fire up the PC this morning at 7 am and the stupid thing is still down.

Okay -- anyone wanna lay a bet that those *people* didn't lay a single finger on any equipment until 8 am this morning? Yes, I'm POed. I actually NEEDED the stupid cable modem to WORK last night. Now I get to try to find another time to get some work done. Thanks Time Warner. I appreciate the support.

Update: Oh, it gets better: TW RR network status page indicates that it's been down all night, with "planned maintenance" for 3am on the 10th. I'm paying $50 for this? Where the heck is the backup server so I don't need to go through this?

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