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Wednesday, October 9, 2002

NFL Week #5 Final

Another banner week for the Hunster! I was 11-3 and Eeyore was 8-6. Not too shabby. My fantasy team, the Fightin' Wombats, even managed to win. Overall I am now 47-27 (.635) and Eeyore is 39-35 (.527). It's a good thing I've had a couple of very good weeks to make up for the one miserable one I had.

I'm Back!

Well, this has been an interesting week so far! On Sunday I decided to upgrade my Red Hat 7.3 installation to 8.0. Unfortunately after doing so, I discovered that I didn't like it. An article on that will be forthcoming. At J.t.Qbe's prodding, I downloaded Mandrake 9.0 and installed it. I must say, I'm quite happy with it. Mandrake is based on Red Hat so I know where everything is and how it all works, even if I'm not familiar with their configuration utilities. An article on that will also be forthcoming.

Yesterday I picked up Unreal Tournament 2003. It took around 45 minutes to install because almost every file on the three CDs was compressed. That's a lot of work, even for an Athlon XP. I've been too busy tweaking Mandrake to play it much though.

A word to the wise: do not comment out a line in /etc/security/console.perms. You are in for a rude awakening when you reboot. Basically, the security system won't let you access your own root partition. Thankfully, Crawl was able to come over for a bit and work a bit of magic so I could restore the file to its original state and boot up. In case you do something this silly too, the command mount -o rw -o remount / will allow you mount the root partition in read/write mode to fix the file. It's either that or reinstall!

Monday, October 7, 2002

UT2K3 Lockup FAQ

There is a short UT2K3 lockup FAQ available over on the Unreal Technology Page. Some good tips and tricks for those (like me) having problems with the full version of UT2K3 on their PCs.

Q3A 1.32 Patch Released

id's Robert Duffy updated his .plan with news that the 1.32 patch for Quake III Arena / Team Arena has been released. Both Windows and Linux versions are available. The big part of this patch is the addition of Punk Buster to combat online cheating. Links to the id FTP site are included in the update. I expect mirrors to pop up very quickly.

UPDATE! FileShack has mirrored the Linux version and the Windows version of the patch.

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