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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Pondering the Imponderable

OK, here's where playoff hockey can interfere with Real Life (tm). The Wings game in Edmonton (in western Canada for the geographically-challenged) just went into overtime. Waking up tomorrow will be a problem. If the game goes long, I'll be up way too late. If the Wings win, I'll be too excited to sleep. If they lose, I'll have to find something that I can break quietly.

Buying a Computer at Retail

HardOCP made a trip to various retailers to buy a computer. They reported on the helpfulness and technical knowledge of the staff (or lack thereof). The point in all of this is to do the research yourself, because you can't depend on the staff to know beans from buckshot. From my own personal experience, I've found that you will generally find one person in each store who actually knows what he's talking about. The rest are simply glorified stock boys. Thanks Slashdot.

End of AA Linux/Mac Clients

Ryan "icculus" Gordon updated his .plan with news that the Linux and Mac clients for America's Army are officially no more. It seems that the clients were actually axed some time ago by the Army, but icculus kept up development all on his own. That's one of the many reasons he's my hero.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Playoff Hockey

In case you wonder what playoff hockey looks like, it looks something like this. This is why you keep your head up. I saw this when it happened on OLN. It was an absolutely crushing--and perfectly legal--hit.

The Master comments: Legal or not, that was nasty. Hope Brian Campbell never puts his head down in a game. Someone might end his career for him.

Pondering the Imponderable

After a brief flirtation with Konqueror and KMail, I'm back to tbe Firefox/Thunderbird combo. My main beef with Konqueror was that it would barf when I was trying to use Flash. Granted, I hate Flash, but for some sites it is a necessity. KMail isn't as feature-rich as Thunderbird. I thought I had found a way to force Firefox to use the KDE dialogs, but it didn't work. I guess I'll just have to tolerate them.

However, I am now using KDE's Akregator for RSS feeds instead of Firefox's Sage extension. It is just plain better in every way. I also made some changes so Firefox will use amaroK for more media playing. As an aside, I've gone all My Space and added a little graphic to the bottom of my personal site so you can see what I'm listening to in amaroK at any given time. Ahh, narcissism.

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