3/09/2002

Welcome to yet another weird weather weekend. It's still unseasonably warm here in the Northeast. I'm sure that global warming is true - I'm sure of it! ;-)

Oh well a nice Sat/Sunday morning reading can be had over at Gamespy. Check out Gamespy's 20 Most Influential People in Gaming. Tim Sweeney really stands out in the article as someone who really doesn't get that much credit. He is the engineer behind the Unreal Engine. John Carmack of ID usually gets all the press with the Quake engine stuff but I think Sweeney is on equal footing.

3/06/2002

I've updated my Atmosphere World again adding some more sharks and linking up three sub-worlds (including WAR WORLD!). I want to add that creating this little world has been a buggy process. The Atosphere Builder is very beta and the integration with Viewpoint is not stellar. The whole concept though does show promise and I look forward to the full release.

Two amazing previews at IGN Cube regarding Mario Sunshine and Metroid for Gamecube. Both games are looking like real system sellers and I can't wait to play Metroid after finding out it has both 3rd and 1st person views.

On a sad note we have to say goodbye to Be Incorporated. They are finally calling it quits even though they kind of already did when they sold off their intellectual property to Palm. Though sad that they didn't make the Be OS the OS of choice this should cheer up all the remaining users of the Be OS.

And in Movie news looks as if New Line is finally going to release JASON X. After watching the trailer I don't think I'll be adding this to my cheesy movies of March marathon.

3/04/2002

It was a busy day for old Macromedia. It looks as if they are throwing all their eggs into Flash. There is not going to be a Flash 6 but Macromedia will now launch a new branded Flash MX on March 15th. To get up to visit Flash MX over at Web Monkey or check out the Flash MX Review at Flash Kit. All I can say is - hold judgement until about 6 months from now when you see what developers actually make with the damn thing. Macromedia claims better "usability" baked in - I think with the included video and mp3 support - Flash will continue to be a mixed bag nightmare.

Asheron's Call at ign is a decent read about a promising old but reborn MMORPG. Can you say "WHAT????" There are so many things that Turbine is claiming is in AC2 and one gem is "rebuilding a destroyed world". I suggest you read it to find out my sense of wonder.

And for fun, Joshua sent in Google Holiday Logos. Very cool. ;-)

3/03/2002

Well I have to say a new computer desk with all the wires hidden makes a man happy. ;-) After a long day of moving furniture taking stuff to the basement, building furniture, and all around moving in again - the second bedroom is a success. All the wires and things that used to drive me nuts are gone. CPUs are off the floor and the router and various other items are totally hidden and tucked away. I LOVE IT.

The new desk from Crate and Barrel (yes....yes I know...) is great. It hides all the keyboard and USB stuff flawlessly. If I had a new iMac I wouldn't have the problem and oh yeah - 2 big ass pcs but the desk handled the task with ease.

The only issue I had was with my Apple Airport. I had moved it from one wall to another location and the signal strength was really low and sometimes my Powerbook would drop the signal all together. Well, after reading the help about multicast rate and density, I restarted the Airport with a channel of 5 and high multicast rate. And - WHAM! Full signal strength. I am now producing this weblog from the couch in the living room on my TiBook in style.