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Saturday, December 14, 2002

NFL Week #15

Today marks the three month anniversary of the Lions being mathematically eliminated from post season contention. I suspect we should see them challenge for a playoff spot about a year after I die. At least my Fightin' Wombats have some favorable matchups going into the Fantasy Football semifinals! With that being said, here are my fearless predictions for the antepenultimate weekend in the NFL regular season: Falcons, Jets, Dolphins, Bucs, Ravens, Bills, Steelers, Saints, Eagles, Jaguars, Colts, Chiefs, Giants, 49ers, Rams, Patriots.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Jets, Falcons, Bills, Jaguars, Bucs, Dolphins, Saints, Eagles, Steelers, Colts, Ravens, Broncos, Giants, Packers, Rams, Patriots.

Mozilla 1.3 Alpha Released

The Mozilla team has released version 1.3 alpha of their web browsing suite. The big change in 1.3 is the inclusion of spam classification. With a little training, Mozilla "learns" what is spam and what isn't pretty cool. You can read the release notes here and download it here. Since this an alpha, use with caution. I think I'm going to wait for the beta before taking the plunge.

NWN Linux Client Delayed

Bioware updated their Neverwinter Nights Linux client page with news that will not please Linux users but also won't surprise them either. The ETA of the client has been moved from Fall 2002 to Winter. That's no big shocker since winter officially begins in a week. Here's the whole update:

There have been many questions as to why the Linux client is taking so long. The two big issues are sound and movies due to the fact that BINK and Miles are only available for Windows and Mac. BINK is the in-game movie player and Miles is the sound engine for Neverwinter Nights. We are having to find our own solution for Linux sound in Neverwinter Nights, and we are exploring possible movie options. Due to these factors, we are revising the estimated release date from Fall 2002 to Winter 2002 (Dec 22 2002 to March 21 2003), with January 2003 being the earliest date it could be out.

Progress has been made on sound this week, and to re-iterate, the graphical side of the Linux client is looking excellent and is almost complete.

I can wait. I've basically suspended my NWN playing until the client is out. Hopefully this delay will mean that the expansion packs can be ported more easily. Hope springs eternal.

Friday, December 13, 2002

Linux Flash Player 6 Released

Macromedia has released the non-beta version of their Flash 6 plugin for Linux. You can get it from Macromedia's download page. I've been using the beta for some time and it seems to work pretty well. I just wish I could disable it for the sites that insist on using Flash ads. Thanks HardOCP.

Mac RtCW Demo Released

Aspyr Media has released a single-player demo of Return to Castle Wolfenstein for Mac OS X. You can download it from Mac Game Files (108M). Better late than never, I suppose. Thanks Blue's News.

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