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Friday, October 31, 2003

DOOM3 Interview, Part II

Computer and Video Games posted the second part of their DOOM3 interview. This part speaks about the single-player game in glowing terms. It also has a further interview with John Carmack about some of the technological advances in hardware acceleration and in his latest engine. Thanks Blue's News.

New Linux.Ars

The more penguin-oriented folks at Ars Technica have posted their latest version of Linux.Ars. This time they talk about the much-maligned Mandrake 9.2, fun with vi (I know Qbe would enjoy that one), and a brief review of Crossover Office. Check it out!

The problems they note with Mandrake tell you why I'm now running Slackware instead. I've had stability issues with every version of Mandrake I've ever run. Having 300M worth of patches already on a new release of a distro is simply and utterly unacceptable. The CD-ROM problem is LG's fault, but I question adding such a bleeding edge kernel patch into a production distro. Oh well. Slack's been rock solid for me.

Stop New Windows!

No, this doesn't mean sending Microsoft a cease-and-desist letter to keep them from inflicting new versions of their OS on us. I just found out from the Mozilla Links newsletter how to stop sites from opening up links in new windows. Sites like HardOCP are notorious for that. Here's how to do it, snagged directly from the newsletter:

Mozilla browsers have a built-in pop-up blocker that is activated by default. However, they don't stop web pages from opening in new windows by using the target="_blank" or the illegal target="_new" properties. To force such links to open in the same window, add the following code to your user.js file:

// disable target="_blank" (open in same window):
user_pref("browser.block.target_new_window", true);

Or, type about:config to access all available preferences. Locate browser.block.target_new_window; double-click it and type "true".

Just another reason why Mozilla is the coolest browser on the planet.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

UT2K4 Next Year

Several sites are reporting that Atari has announced that Unreal Tournament 2004 will miss the holiday season. They are now looking at a February 2004 release. Of course, Epic has been saying "when it's done" all along. I'd rather wait than get the game and be crying out for patches.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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