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Friday, May 13, 2005


Okay, I've put up with stupid "punch the ..." animated ads. I've tolerated pop-(under|over)+ ads. I've even dealt with the flash ads with no close button from the bowels of hell. But now, they have FULL SCREEN OVERLAY flash ads. And the close buttons are so cleverly hidden that the designer can't find them. I want to kill somebody. Hey, you. Advertiser. Quit irritating me. You'd not going to sell ANYTHING at that rate. Morons.

A.T. Hun comments: One word: Flashblock.


Finally got to go see the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tonight. I found the whole experience very pleasant and I really enjoyed the movie. There was some good stuff from the books that was missing from the movie. I desperately hope they continue with the rest of the series. I give a thumbs up.

A.T. Hun comments: Thumbs up? Watch out for Vogons. At any rate, I borrowed the book from the library since it has been many years since I read it.

Gamespot Q4 Interview

Gamespot posted a new Quake 4 interview with Raven project lead Eric Biessman, Raven lead designer Jim Hughes, and id Software lead designer Tim Willits. There's a bunch of good stuff here, especially some info on how your squad affects the game in Q4.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

XBox 360 Revealed on MTV

Microsoft got Elijah Wood and The Killers to help them show off the XBox 360 on MTV tonight. It seems to have some cool features and impressive specs, but the look doesn't do anything for me. Of course, it's not really the look that matters, at least it shouldn't matter. It's the games. I'll give MS this, they know how to hit their core demographic.

J.t.Qbe comments: The only reason I have any interest is because of the upcoming Elder Scrolls game...and I probably will never have time to play it anyway. I got the Xbox primarily for Morrowind and don't have time to play that either.

Firefox 1.0.4 Released

The Mozilla team has released the Firefox 1.0.4 browser. This latest version addresses some recently-discovered security vulnerabilities. All Firefox users will want to snag this one.

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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