Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How do you know it's NYE on your gnu/linux box?

4562.736000] Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

X3: Reunion for Linux Unboxing!

There aren't many times that the words linux and game end up in the same sentence with the word wow, but LinuxGamePublishing has released a special edition of X3 for linux, and not years after the original release of the game. This is quite a feat of engineering, not to mention an expression of dedication and passion. I wonder how many GNU/Linux users out there played elite? My hunch is a bunch. How I never came across the X series in my many searches for "games like elite" I'll never know, but this year I got myself the box set for Christmas and I'm proud to present the unboxing pictures to all you nerds out there ;)

So without further ado, the pics (I'll post something like a review at some point too).

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Opera Revisited

After having played with FF3-beta5 for the last couple of days I can't believe I tolerated FF2 for normal web browsing. Granted, I use the Firebug plugin, but I had come to accept 5-10 seconds waits for opening new windows and 2-4 seconds of latency in switching tabs. Unfortunately, Firebug for FF3, and FF3 in general, is buggy/crash-prone on linux. 
So here I am trying Opera again after a couple of years. I still have FF3 running with Firebug 
for web development purposes but I think I refuse to use FF2 anymore.
So I'm about to try Konqueror too. All in all - not liking it. Speed dial is useless compared to the bookmark bar. The snapshot mini-page is not something I'm keen on at all - I can't actually read that stuff, and I don't need visual recognition
in grand scale to know which one is my email. The default ui widgets just look lame now too compared to FF3's nice slight rounding.
I probably would continue using Opera for awhile if it could have at least imported my bookmarks.html file from Firefox correctly. I ended up with an empty directory called "Netscape Bookmarks". =/

Friday, March 7, 2008

SXSWi 2008 - Filching Design Panel

Luke Wrobleski, Skip Baney, and myself are hosting a panel at SXSW this year titled "Filching Design" - it's going to be lots of fun and hopefully contentious too. Here's the intro slides, still being edited, tweaked...