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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Coffee Is Good for You

Yet another study has shown that coffee, in moderation, is good for you. Coffee provides antioxidants, lowers your risk of liver cancer, and lowers your chance of getting type 2 diabetes. Like anything, overuse can lead to problems. Between my love for coffee and dark beers, I'm going to live forever!

J.t.Qbe comments: Despite your love for large quantities of meat?

A.T. Hun comments: You make it sound like that's a bad thing or that you are not in complete agreement with me on that :) Of course, one nice thing about having four children is that large quantities of meat rarely make it into the budget.

Friday, August 26, 2005

R&C: Arsenal Goes "Greatest Hits"

Several PS2 games have now become "Greatest Hits" including Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal. "Greatest Hits" status means that the games will retail for $19.99. Up Your Arsenal is a big hit in the Hun household. Check it out if you haven't already. Thanks Evil Avatar.

KDE 3.4.2 Upgrade

I downloaded and installed the Slackware 10.1 packages for KDE 3.4.2. The main thing that prompted this was to get a newer version of Kopete so I could try to get both ICQ and Google Talk working on it. It works like a charm now. I had tried GAIM and that worked pretty well. I just hate GTK2 for the most part. I'm sure there are some other nice features of KDE 3.4.2 that I'll enjoy.

This upgrade also reminded me of one of the great joys of Slackware. Upgrading something big like KDE in an RPM-based distro would send you spiralling into dependency hell. With Slack I just had to remove the KDE-related packages in pkgtool and then install the new packages. Within moments I'm back and running with no muss, no fuss. This is what I mean when I say that Slackware just stays out of your way.

I was also pleased to see that EZ-Net's phat new pipe and supporting hardware enabled me to download the packages from Georgia Tech's FTP site at a full 2Mbps. Before that upgrade, I got full speed occasionally. Now I'm getting it all the time. Too slick for words.

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