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Monday, March 3, 2003

Mozilla Mail Fixes

I just downloaded the latest Mozilla nightly build and am very pleased with the fixes since 1.3 beta. There were some pretty bad mail regressions in that release which have since been fixed. If you are using 1.3 beta, I suggest snagging a more recent nightly.

I've had some problems with Flash (I think) causing Mozilla 1.3 beta to crash in Windows. It works fine in Linux. I'm rarely in Windows so I haven't had much of an opportunity to try to fix it. Maybe a newer nightly would fix that too.

Finished: Elite Force

If you felt a strange ripple in the fabric of spacetime last night, it wasn't that burrito you ate. Rather, I actually finished a game: Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. I got it at Mediaplay for $5 last fall and it was well worth the cash, especially if you're at all a Star Trek fan. Coolest game moment: stepping into a turbolift and hearing the familiar Star Trek Classic swoosh, then noticing the dagger-through-Earth insignia on the door and thinking "Mirror Mirror". Lamest game moment: the game ends with a typical FPS boss monster, followed by the typical Star Trek laughs-at-the-Vulcan's-expense scene. Close runner up: the voice of Seven. Still, a fun game.

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 . . .

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