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Monday, August 25, 2003

Fun with Kernels

I noticed that the 2.4.22 kernel was released today, so I decided to download it and see if it would fix my "puke on shutdown" problem. The good news is that it did. Actually, I found out that my original kernel could fix it too. I just had to add this CONFIG_APM_REAL_MODE_POWER_OFF=y to my .config file and recompile. Alternately, you could find the APM Real Power Mode selection after a make xconfig too. Now my box shuts down fine.

For some stupid reason, I couldn't get the emu10k1 driver to compile properly to support my Audigy, either with the 2.4.22 kernel or the stock Slackware 2.4.21. I ended up downloading the emu10k1 driver and compiling it separately. Stupid, but it works.

In case your wondering if I feel overwhelmingly 1337 since I compiled my own kernel, the answer is "yes."

PHP 4.3.3 Released

PHP has announced the release of PHP 4.3.3, with a slew of patches for old bugs in PHP 4. I just finished installing the new rev here, and it looks like a winner, so get going!

Gamespy UT2K4 and NWN:HotU Previews

Gamespy has slapped up previews of Unreal Tournament 2004 and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark. The UT2K4 preview focuses on the new Assault and Onslaught gametypes and maps. The Hordes preview discusses the new prestige classes (there are six, although the article only lists five) and the new graphics improvements, including higher polycounts. Thanks Blue's News.

One of the new prestige classes is going to be the Shifter class for Druids (see the RTF file on this page for the rules). It will be interesting to see how they plug this in to NWN. That'll give my 18th level Druid, Tree-Huggin' Hippie, something to work for in HotU. On a somewhat related note, Best Buy (no affiliation, yadda, yadda) has NWN and Shadows of Undrentide for $19.99 each this week.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Pondering the Imponderable

It seems that the SoBig worm has finally discovered the address. Joy. Mozilla snags them all, but it's annoying to have to deal with them at all. Why is it that whenever I think of worm or virus authors, I immediately start thinking of creative uses for ball-peen hammers?

Drop the DDOS Attack

Eric Raymond posted this open letter urging whoever is behind the current distributed denial of service attack against SCO to stop. I'm with him on this one. I don't know why a few always feel the need to DDOS, as if that helps anything. SCO is doing a remarkable job of verbal hari-kari all by itself. We might as well sit back and enjoy the hemorrhaging.

The Master comments: Well, from the stock price over the last week, I'd say a lot of people with money are buying SCO's FUD, even with all the refutation that has been posted on the 'net. I haven't seen a DROP on SCOX since Monday. This makes me cry.

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