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Thursday, September 26, 2002

NFL Week #4 Picks

I'm going to be gone the majority of the rest of the week, so here are my picks for this weekend's games a little early. I hope that they are more like last week's 13-1 and less like the previous week's 6-10. Rams (eep!), Bills, Saints, Dolphins, Packers, Steelers, Jaguars, Eagles, Giants, Bucs, Patriots, Raiders, Seahawks, Broncos.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Rams, Bills, Saints, Dolphins, Panthers, Steelers, Jaguars, Eagles, Giants, Bucs, Patriots, Raiders, Vikings, Broncos

Teamspeak Linux Client RC1

The Teamspeak team has issued release candidate 1 of the Linux client of their voice-over-IP program. Basically, it is intended to allow you to use voice communications in online games, much like Roger Wilco. I've got to try this one out. Thanks Linux Games.

Ironically, I was just talking with my dad yesterday about various VOIP solutions. Hmmm.

Linux NWN Update

I noticed this the other day, but forgot to post it. I must be getting old. Bioware updated their Neverwinter Nights Linux client page with the status of the port and a couple of new screenshots. Here's the news:

We now have some simple sounds working in the game. There are still issues to work out, but various in-game sounds (such as gui sounds, footstep sounds, and combat sounds) are playing. We've also managed to fix up most of the remaining known input and graphical glitches.

The Death of 3dfx

The FiringSquad talked with a super-secret insider who chronicles the history and death of 3dfx. The article talks about what led up to the company's downfall and what plans they had for future chips. I guess it's no big surprise that one or two major goof-ups are enough to destroy a company with razor-thin margins. It seems like I was also correct in that the purchase of STB was the (or one of the) beginning of the end. Thanks Slashdot.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

DOOM: The Movie

Well, it's been talked about long enough. Now it appears that id has signed a deal with Warner Brothers to make a movie based on DOOM. I don't know how you make a movie (especially not a PG-13 one) about a game that has no plot at all. I wonder who they'll get in the coveted role of the DOOM guy?

Call It GNU/Linux

RMS and his cronies posted a long diatribe a FAQ on why Linux should properly be referred to as GNU/Linux. Ya know, if RMS really wants his own OS that badly, he could actually work on his Hurd kernel and make it not suck. Then he wouldn't need Linus et alii anymore. While I appreciate the contributions the GNU project has made, an awful lot of the Linux code I use is not GNU (the kernel itself and KDE come to mind). It will be a cold day in you-know-where when I call Linux GNU/Linux. Sometimes I have to wonder what RMS' real agenda is. Thanks Slashdot.

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