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Friday, September 8, 2006

Cedega and X-Wing Alliance

I recently resubscribed to Cedega, the fork of WINE which allows you to play Windows games under Linux. I mainly wanted to see if a weird bug with Jedi Academy had been fixed (it was). I discovered tonight that as of Cedega 5.1, you can play one of my all-time favorite games, X-Wing Alliance. The good news is that it runs. The bad news is that in 3D mode it runs like a pig. Switching to 2D is ugly, but it works--and the ability to play the game is worth it. I'm hoping that future revisions of Cedega can crank up the performance. As it is I'm thrilled to be able to play it again.

By the by, the destruction of the second Death Star at the end of X-Wing Alliance is easily the most difficult thing I've ever accomplished in a video game. What a rush!

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Are You Ready for Some Football?

I know I am! The NFL season kicks off tonight with Miami travelling to Pittsburgh. Once again, for the seventh straight year Eeyore and I will be picking all of the games. Tonight I'm going with the upset special and picking the Fish.

The Master comments: Eeyore is going with the Steelers. I looked at this game. Gah.

Step Aside, Google

I've just discovered my new favorite search engine: visearch. No more pesky mouse! Use 'k' and 'j' to navigate through your search results, 'dd' to remove results, '/' to search and, maybe most important, ':help' to get help.

Ok, I'll probably still use Google, but this is cool stuff.

A.T. Hun comments: I like vi as much as any other non-emacs user, but this is too silly.

J.t.Qbe comments: As silly as Star Trek Meets Monty Python?

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