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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, I'm back home and hopefully ready to get back to work. I installed Mozilla 1.4 final and found to my joy that there are updated versions of the mail spellchecker and my favorite skin, Pinball, to go along with the new release. Joy!

Speaking of "Joy!", I finally got a chance to watch the tape of Ren and Stimpy that we made while we were gone. Let's just say that my enthusiasm has waned somewhat. It seems like John K. has gone for the easy gross-out gag. Granted, RnS has always had plenty of gross-out gags, but this seemed like there was no point other than too see how gross they could be. I could have done without the "relationship" between the two too. I'll keep watching and hope things improve. I know they are going to show some of the old classics eventually, which I'm really looking forward to.

UPDATE! DSL is fast. DSL is good. DSL is fast and good. (Just in case anybody wondered . . . It's good to go back to dialup for a bit just to appreciate it.)

Monday, June 30, 2003

Pondering the Imponderable

After almost four days of no Internet (it was kind of nice, actually), I'm bringing my vacation to a close. I'd say it's been a good one, since I am ready to get back home. It'll be nice to get back to "normal" and get the kids back on a regular schedule. We took the kids to McDonald's last night for nuggets and fries. I figure that that must be some form of child abuse. It's to the point where I'd kill for some steamed broccoli or a decent salad. Having said that, South Dakota is a great place if you are a steak fan, since they all knew the cows personally.

I'm also looking forward to getting back to my Athlon XP, Linux, and my DSL. Stable, fast computing. Isn't that what it's all about?

The Master comments: I had a roommate in college who grew up on a cattle farm, so naturally he not only KNEW all the cows, by name, but all the packaged burger in the freezer was labelled with said names. Nothing like having a little Mabel for dinner. !Gack!

Nilsson Q3A/Q3:TA Maps

id's Fred Nilsson updated his .plan (remember those?) with word that he has released a new Quake III Arena map and a new Team Arena map for your perusal. I'll make sure to check those out when I return.

Mozilla 1.4 Released

The Mozilla team has released version 1.4 of their web browsing suite. 1.4 replaces 1.0 as the stable branch. This will be the last major version with the combined browser, mail, etc. Work will now focus on Mozilla Firebird (aka Phoenix) for the browser and Mozilla Thunderbird for mail. You can download Mozilla 1.4 here and check out the release notes here.

ATI drops Linux drivers for consumer cards?

There's a post over on Slashdot indicating that ATI may have dropped support for Linux on their consumer level Radeon cards. I'm not sure what to make of all this, but it's worth a read.

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