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Monday, March 1, 2004

id Recommends NVIDIA?

Is id really recommending NVIDIA cards for DOOM3? That's what this announcement claims. I did notice that one of those stickers was on the GeForceFX 5700 Ultra I bought last week. My guess is that this is more marketing than it is anything else. Still, I'm hoping that my new card can run the game decently when it comes out. At the very least, this is likely to cause some high-pitched whining to come from the ATI camp. Thanks Blue's News.

ESR Usability Follow-Up

Eric Raymond wrote a follow-up article on usability to the one he wrote last week. He gives numerous examples of folks who wrote to express their agreement with the original article (much like I expressed on The Haus). He concludes with this:

It's been twenty years since the GNU Manifesto and nearly seven since The Cathedral and the Bazaar. I think it's time we stopped congratulating ourselves quite so much on our dedication to freedom and our ability to write technically superior code, and began more often to ask "What are we doing to serve the real users?" Good UI design, and doing the right thing by Aunt Tillie, ought to be a matter of gut-level pride of craftsmanship.

Preach on! Thanks Linux Today.

Fun with Juk

I've been toying around with Juk (for some reason, their website seems to be dead), the new music jukebox that comes with KDE 3.2. At first, I kind of poo-pooed it as worthless. Now that I've been fiddling with it for a while, I'm beginning to see its power and ease-of-use. It allows you to build collections of your MP3/OGG collection and play them in just about any order you might like. My favorite part of it is that it is just dead-simple to use. I have it set to pop up a little window, announcing the current track. My only grip so far is that the OGG decoder doesn't seem to like some tracks I just ripped. I'll have to fiddle with that a bit.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Happy Leap Day!

I hope everyone enjoys this glorious extra day of whatever. Actually, the weather is unseasonably nice outside today. Too bad I'm stuck indoors. Oh well.

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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