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Friday, August 25, 2006

Slackware 11.0 Gets Closer

I've been keeping an eye on the Slackware -current changelog to see when Slackware 11.0 is released. Today Patrick Volkerding released 11.0 RC3 with a number of changes. I'm particularly interested in the new udev so I can do some cool new things with my PDA. That new udev also means no more hotplug (hooray!).

It's hard to believe that I've been using Slackware for over three years now. I've never had a problem with stability or other weirdness since switching over. I've heard good things about (K)Ubuntu, but since I'm so happy with Slackware, I really see no reason to switch. I may, however, give it a spin on my other box one of these days, assuming I figure out what's causing it to freak out.

J.t.Qbe comments: I'm looking forward to seeing Slackware 11 soon too.

I've checked out (K)Ubuntu and have one running on VMWare on my work laptop. Basically (and this is IMO, of course) it's an attempt at bringing Apple coolness to Debian. It works. But after using Slackware for 3 years, you probably won't become a convert.

Darkness Over Daggerford for Free!

Bioware has released Darkness Over Daggerford for free! It was originally supposed to be a premium module for Neverwinter Nights, but all of those modules were cancelled. You can download it from the Neverwinter Vault. You need both official expansions to play. The inital reviews have been very positive. Plus, it's hard to be a big, professionally-degsined module for free!

Note for non-Windows users: the .exe file within the .rar file is just a self-extracting .zip. Running unzip on it will extract all of the files.

Update Saturday Morning For some reason, it seems like no files are available for download from the Vault. They seems to be breaking something right now. My guess is that it should be back later. I don't have an alternate link at this point.

Update Saturday Noon The files are available for download once again.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sanders for the Hall?

I saw today that one of my childhood heroes, former Detroit Lions tight end Charlie Sanders, is a finalist for the Hall of Fame. He is one of two who were selected by the seniors committee. Five out of the last six selected by the committee have made the Hall. I remember a Christmas card picture of my sisters and me from sometime in the 70s. I'm wearing a Sanders #88 Lions jersey.

No Old 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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