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Wednesday, December 18, 2002

RealPlayer Fixes: This Time For Sure!

Real has finally released patches that actually fix the buffer overrun problems in RealPlayer. Affected products are RealOne Player and RealOne Player v2 for Windows, RealOne Player for Mac OS X, RealOne Enterprise Desktop Manager, and RealOne Enterprise Desktop. You can download the update from Real's site.

The Two Towers Delivers

Just got back from the first showing of The Two Towers and can safely say that if you loved the first movie, you'll love this one too. If you didn't see the first or read the book, watch Fellowship of the Ring first. And go early: the movie starts off with a bang.

Linux AV Project

Matsushita (Panasonic) and Sony announced a joint effort to create a Linux-based platform for home electronics. I assume this will be something like Microsoft's Windows Media Center. Best of all, the code will be released under the GPL! Hopefully this will mean some polished home entertainment software will finally hit the Linux scene. Thanks Blue's News.

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

NFL Week #15 Final

I knew I was in trouble when I saw the two games that Eeyore and I had different. Oh well. I went 10-6 and Eeyore was 12-4. That makes back-to-back 12-4 weekends for Eeyore, and four weeks in a row that she has tied or beaten me! Year-to-date I am 142-81-1 (.634) while Eeyore is 133-90-1 (.594). Both of our fantasy teams lost. Thanks, Drew Bledsoe and the Patriots, for your inspiring performances.

Pondering the Imponderable

And, for no particular purpose at all, check out this Piranha Club strip.

ElcomSoft: Not Guilty

A jury in California found ElcomSoft not guilty of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You may recall that an ElcomSoft employee, Dmitri Sklyarov, was charged under the DMCA for revealing holes in Adobe's eBook format. Hopefully this will be the first blow in what will ultimately be the death of that miserable law. Thanks Slashdot.

Quake2 via Delphi

Okay, this is a frightening project: a bunch of folks have released a version of the C-language Quake 2 source converted to Delphi. For those who don't grok programming languages, Delphi is Borland's pascal brought up to "Visual" standards. I can't believe people put 10 months into that kind of project. Wild.

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