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Friday, February 4, 2005

I've Created a Monster

I recently rented Burnout 3: Takedown for my PS2. I really wanted to get a good arcade racer, and this one fits the bill perfectly. The controls are very easy to learn, but difficult to master. I spend a lot of time giggling like a schoolgirl at the carnage. What was unexpected is how my wife has taken to the game. I think she may be hooked. Anyone know a good Burnout 3 twelve-step program? I've a feeling that we'll be purchasing this one . . .

The Master comments: Kind of sounds like Eeyore and Vice City. Or Quake for that matter. The only solution I've seen seems to be boredom :-)

GNU/Hurd Actually Does Something

After about 15 years of work, a program has finally been executed using the GNU/Hurd L4 kernel. Boy, at this rate they might be able to access the Internet by 2030! Hurd seems to be a case study in how just because something is a technically better idea, doesn't mean that it's the best way to go. It took a couple of years after the Netscape 4 code was ditched that Mozilla came about. Why Hurd has taken so long is beyond me. It seems to be an answer to a question no one is asking.

Thursday, February 3, 2005

NHL/NHLPA Still Meeting

I just heard on ESPN Radio that the NHL and NHLPA are still meeting (they've been meeting since ~1:30 P.M. Eastern Time), hopefully to try to come up with a new collective bargaining agreement. I really hope they can get something done and have something resembling a season. I'm listening to Toronto's FAN 590 radio station online, waiting for some announcement. To quote a well-known redneck comedian, "GIT 'R DONE!"

Logitech Marble Mouse and Linux

Some time ago I linked to this site containing instructions on how to get your Logitech Marble Mouse working in Linux. It would normally work as a standard two button mouse, but this way you can get the scroll buttons working too. I got it to work with the 2.4.x kernels, but never with 2.6.x. He has updated his instructions and I can verify that they work with Slackware 10 and the 2.6.9 kernel!

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, the great Mozilla experiment has come to an end. While I did appreciate the how the mail and browser parts were more tightly integrated, I ended up missing other key features of Firefox. Plus, Mozilla 1.8b6 ended up being less stable and more buggy than 1.8a5 for me. So, I'm back to Firefox and Thunderbird again. Hopefully in the future they can teach the two to play more nicely together in Linux.

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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