Today I learned: 1) You -can- get used kids skis for a decent price. Play It Again, Sam, a chain of stores around here, had stacks of used kids skis. I got 120cm shaped skis with bindings, size 2 ski boots, and ski poles for a mere $90. Zach and I are ready for theRead More
There are a few games in the opensource / freeware arena that are really exceptional. Complete, polished, documented, and durnit, fun to play. FreeCiv, available for Linux, Mac, and Windows, is one of them.
For years I’ve been going on about the wonderful online music station Radio Paradise. With it’s self-proclaimed “eclectic music” selection, active user community, and high quality feeds, it’s easily one of the best stations on the net. Bill Goldsmith, the man behind Radio Paradise, happily agreed to an interview…
So I don’t really watch much network television, but I have to admit I’m a Law and Order junkie. All the spinoffs too. Between various cable channels, it’s a 50/50 chance that at any given hour, there’s a L&O episode on. Nowadays, you can pretty much run from 9pm til midnight just hopping from oneRead More
I’ve been avoiding going to the movies lately. What used to be an enjoyable experience has continued its slide into blatant commercialism and customer gouging. Skyrocketing ticket prices, indifferent service, and obscene concession prices make consumer action a necessity. In defense of that age-old institution of the American movie experience, I bring you Planet Geek’sRead More
According to this article from Reuters, VHS is gettin the boot… “Accepting the inevitable, Britain’s biggest high street electronics retailer Dixons announced over the weekend that it was taking VHS video players off its shelves for good.” Good riddance.
I have a fairly large readership that uses Livejournal as a news aggregator for reading my blog postings. This posting is for them… Ya’ll probably notice a tagline in the postings you see that ask not to use the Livejournal comments mechanism to post replies. The reasoning behind this is that I want to keepRead More
Wow, what a day. Yesterday I buckled down and finally reconfigured the CONGO servers to support the new workstations I’ve been accumulating to replace my iOpeners. It took a couple hours of noodling with LTSP configurations and SSH keys, but in the end I now have a cluster of 4 flatscreen workstations, all booting completelyRead More
With thanks to Macthud, a jigsaw was found, and [de?]construction continued. Using a couple tricks I learned on various modding boards, I cut a 10″x4″ window in the left side of the casing, and a 3″x3″ window in the right side. This was done using 1/2″ bit in a power drill to cut the pilotRead More
Well, my very first casemod project has come to a screeching halt. I decided to mode the case of one of my Shuttle PC’s to give it a little more glitz and glamor. Since this machines are taken to shows regularly, and tend to be on display, I figure a little more whiz-bang would beRead More
Game: Goldstrike Language: Flash Category: Puzzle / Arcade Tested on: Debian Linux + Firefox Rating: 3 out of 5 Offered by: Flash Arcade (link) Goldstrike is sort of a cross between tetris and Frood. The object is to knock out continguous colored blocks in a wall that is slowly advancing toward you. Your character doesRead More
Many many years ago when I was playing with AutoCAD I made an image that had an remarkably large level of zooms in it. You could zoom in on the picture and find even more pictures, then zoom in on that and there were more, an unending series of images that were small only relativeRead More
From Bioware’s notes on the Linux client for Neverwinter Nights, under ‘Things you will need…” 2. CD-Key: You will have to purchase a copy of the game to get a valid Neverwinter Nights CD-Key. Of course, with this purchase you also get a lovely Neverwinter Nights mapkin, a spiral-bound game manual, and three plastic-coated aluminum-reinforcedRead More
Mouse wheels are cool. And this kool-aid isn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
Okay, maybe not quite that bad. Ya’ll may have noticed that I’ve been posting some new reviews, and made a new section just for Linux and Mac playable webgames. I was getting tired of going to websites that advertise WEB GAMES! Play online for free!, only to find the links for the games are eitherRead More