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Monday, January 3, 2005

Mars Rover Anniversary

It's easy to poke fun at NASA for their very expensive mistakes. However the twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have far exceeded expectations. It was one year ago today that Spirit landed on Mars. We reported on this at the time. The Opportunity landed on January 25. Not bad for little crafts that were only supposed to go three months. Thanks Slashdot.

Sunday, January 2, 2005

NFL Final Results

Much like my Lions, I ended the NFL picking season on an utterly mediocre note. I was 8-8 whilst Eeyore was one better at 9-7. The grand totals for the year are 164-92 (.641) for me and 160-96 (.625) for Eeyore. For those of you keeping score at home, last year I went 169-87 (.660) while Eeyore was 168-88 (.656). The grand totals for the five years we've been picking the games are 806-457-1 (.638) for me and 756-492-1 (.605) for Eeyore. Note that Eeyore did not make picks in the very first weekend. That's why our total number of games are different. For the rest of the years, you can refer to this handy chart.

Actually if you discard Eeyore's brutal week #2 from this year's picks, Eeyore would have beaten me by four games.

Tom's Hardware on Linux Gaming

The folks at Tom's Hardware put together a pretty fair look at the current state of gaming on Linux. They cover both the unique challenges involved in developing for Linux (read: it's all about the Benjamins) with a special look at graphics card drivers.

Carmack's Blog

id's John Carmack has decided to ditch his .plan and use a blog instead. This should be the permanent link. Unfortunately, it's been thoroughly Slashdotted. You can view a mirror of it here. He talks about why he hasn't been updating his blog, the plans to release the Quake III Arena source code under the GPL, and some seriously deep thoughts on graphics. That last part might cause your eyebrows to catch fire.

Past Two Days' News

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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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