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Friday, November 14, 2003

Thanks, LG! Not!

I'd personally like to thank the jackholes at LG for my GCC-4480 CD-RW/DVD-ROM. It was getting to the point that it was having a very hard time reading some media, particularly ones it had created. Also, it has that problem that Mandrake ran into with an ATAPI command causing it to drop its firmware (hooray for QA!). A firmware upgrade was supposed to fix these things. Thus, I moved the drive to my kids' Windows box, followed the instructions to the letter, and started the firmware upgrade. Lockup. Wait. Still locked up. Wait. Cold reboot, dead drive. What a POS. I've had nothing but trouble with every non-Sony optical drive I've ever purchased. You'd think I would have learned my lesson by now. The stupid thing is still under warranty, but I'm not holding my breath on that.

UPDATE! When I called LG tech support they took my name and number, saying that someone would get back in touch with me within 5-10 minutes. Well, seven hours later . . . nothing. Maybe they meant 5-10 business days.

DX: IW News

There's word out on Computer and Video Games that Deus Ex 2: Invisible War is due out in early December, with a demo planned as well. Good news. In addition, Gamespy has posted a review of weapons, items and monsters in the new shooter. Some interesting stuff here as well.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

New Linux.Ars

Oops! I almost forgot to plug the latest Linux.Ars over at Ars Technica. This installment covers a lot of ground, including tips on using find and sed as well as cool new X extensions coming soon to a desktop near you.

Are PDAs Dead?

Writing On Your Palm's Jeff Kirvin asks himself the musical question: Are PDAs Dead? If you would read most mainstream technology writers, the answer would be "yes." Kirvin begs to differ and gives some compelling reasons why PDAs have a bright future.

Pondering the Imponderable

I'd like to thank (sort of) loyal Haus reader, Zombie (aka Mike A.), for getting me back into Diablo II ever since the 1.10 patch came out. He even has "run" me through different acts. That's the first time I've done that (yeah, I know, where've I been?). While it's a lot of fun, especially playing with friends over Battle.Net, it is once again eating up a lot of time and threatening to give me carpal tunnel in my left-clicking finger.

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