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Sunday, March 2, 2003

Cool CD Copying

I've found that a couple of my CDs are starting to act flaky, so I thought I'd try to make a backup copy on my PC and see if that would work. Thankfully, they copied very well so the backups play just fine. I got this nifty little Linux tool called cdrdao that allowed me to make a disc-at-once copy with very little fuss. All it took were these two commands:

cdrdao read-cd --device 0,2,0 mytoc
cdrdao write --device 0,2,0 mytoc

The --device argument points cdrdao to the SCSI address of your CD-RW drive. The first command rips the CD with a description file called mytoc. The second command writes it to a CD-R(W). Rather slick. The other programs I used wanted to rip each individual track then write them back. This does the whole disc. It's very handy since the discs in question are pretty old and not readily available anymore.

J.t.Qbe comments: For today's teenagers, a "record" has always been a CD. Sad, isn't it?

Bleh: MOO3

Picked up Master of Orion 3 today on the standard $39.99 Best Buy (no afiliation, yadda x 2) sale. So far, this thing is just amazingly in-depth. I'm still trying to figure out how to do everything. I will report more once I have a clue about what I'm doing :-)

A.T. Hun comments: That'll be awhile *rimshot*

The Master comments: And I have to put up with this all the time . . .

Friday, February 28, 2003

Official NWN Linux Forum

With the impending release of the Neverwinter Nights Linux client, Bioware has added an official forum on the NWN website for the Linux version. According to one thread, the client will not be released tonight since no one would be around to officially support it. I'm hoping for Monday. Sure, only one of the busiest weeks of my year. Humphf.

Freelancer Review

Gamers with Jobs (aka a couple of guys formerly from Evil Avatar) posted their review of Freelancer in a unique, conversational format. The final score is a 91%.

I'm just beginning to tap some of the trading possibilities in the demo. There are a lot of places to visit and the demo only contains a fraction of the full universe. I'm liking this one more and more as time goes by.

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