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Saturday, November 29, 2003

LG Update

I got my sticker from LG today to return my CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive (original story). They mailed it out on Monday (four working days after I called them) and it got here either yesterday or today. It's an Airborne Express pre-paid sticker, so at least I don't have to fork over the cash for shipping. It's supposed to be second-day, so we'll see how long it will be until my replacement drive arrives.

MOO2 Mouse Tip

For those of you who still play Master of Orion 2, and have consistent, frustrating issues with your mouse locking up under Windows 2000/XP, here's something to try: disable DirectDraw using DxDiag.exe (look in your "program files" directory for a directx folder. It's usually somewhere in there). This worked really well for me, except for slightly degraded performance overall. I'm going to copy the CD to my HD to fix some of that. I am very glad to fix this; I was missing my MOO2 fix . . .

Friday, November 28, 2003

Carmack Interview

CGW slapped up an interview with id's John Carmack, talking about technology, the DOOM3 engine, and a bit about rocketry. It's not horribly technical so even we plebs can understand it. Thanks Blue's News.

SCO Letter Online

Groklaw posted a copy of the SCO letter sent to some 1500 Linux-using businesses. The letter contains lies, half-truths, and outright libel against the Linux kernel hackers. Groklaw suggests that Linus might have legitimate grounds for a defamation suit. At the very least, we have further proof of the idiotic depths to which Darl and his ilk are willing to stoop to prop up their flimsy excuse for litigation. Thanks Slashdot.

Lions Win!

Is there anything better than living in Wisconsin and having the Packers lose to the Lions on Thanksgiving, to say nothing of potentially knocking them out of the playoffs? It's going to take several weeks to knock the goofy smile off my face.

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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