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Saturday, August 9, 2003

Blues All Day

I'm listening to a number of blues discs that I downloaded from EMusic. I made a quicky m3u file so I could play them all randomly. That's over eight hours of music. With their new variable encoding rate, all of them fit on a single CD-R. Very nice. If you are interested, these are the disc names. All of them are compliations of lesser-known blues musicians from around the country. Blues Guitar Spotlight, Chicago Blues and Chicago Blues 2 (both are two disc sets), Blues for a Barbecue, Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues (acoustic), and my personal favorite Texas Blues Guitar Summit. My favorite tracks are Eddie C. Campbell's Cha-Cha in Blues on the first Chicago Blues disc and Andrew Jr. Boy Jones' Fast Woman on Texas Blues Guitar Summit. It makes me wish I could actually play my guitar.

Resurrection Project

Slashdot posted about this guy who fixed a dead hard drive by replacing the logic board. Naturally, some /.ters posted about how they do this seven or eight times a day. Still, I think it's a cool (and surprisingly simple) hack. I would've quit.

Having said that, my monitor is starting to give indications that it is going the way of all flesh. Naturally, the warranty ran out about 1/2 year ago. Granted, it is a relatively inexpensive monitor, but I don't revel in the idea of replacing it. Maybe I'll have to use some of my child tax credit check for a new one before this one croaks.

Jedi Academy Interview

Action Vault interviewed Raven's Kenn Hoekstra about their forthcoming Jedi Academy. Here's a snip on the current status of the game, as well as when LucasArts first talked to Raven about another Jedi Knight game:

Discussions with Raven to do another Star Wars game began late in the development of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and we started working on Jedi Academy soon after finishing Jedi Outcast.

Currently we are post-beta, working towards gold. The game is slated to come out this fall and will be released worldwide - by LucasArts in North America and Activision in the rest of the world.

I just hope this will run under WineX as well as Jedi Outcast does :) Thanks Blue's News.

Friday, August 8, 2003

CrossOver Plugin 2.0.2 Released

Codeweavers has released CrossOver Plugin 2.0.2. A bunch of things have been fixed. I extended support on the plugin so I could try out the new version. The installer is nicer, but seems to be just as prone to a bit of wonkiness. Having said that, I got the plugin, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player 6.4 installed with a minimum of fuss. Best of all, now I can listen in to ESPN Radio simply by clicking on the links instead of having to copy the URLs for the shows from the code and paste them into WMP.

Devine Leaves id

Blue got word via Gamasutra that Graeme Devine has left id to join Ensemble Studios. I would expect that we will see a .plan update with more information on this soon.

Nintendo Ceases GameCube Production

Nintendo has announced that it will cease production of its GameCube gaming console. While I am surprised to see them throwing up the white flag, I haven't seen many titles that would make owning one worthwhile. Having said that, if you can find some games you like, I'm sure you'll be able to get a screaming deal on one of these bad-boys soon. Thanks Slashdot.

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