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Tycho / on Wed, Mar 13 2002 at 3:46 am


I just had too many of these, had to do something with ‘em.

  • Just before we went to press, or didn’t, because we have a webpage, Blastaar mentioned the Homestar Runner cartoons in an e-mail.  Though I have a sneaking suspicion that this is one of those “u just found homestar runner? dam” type moments, I had to risk it.  The Commentary tracks on some of the cartoons are not to be missed.

  • Lewis Black steals the (Daily) show every Wednesday, and hearing him talk games was highly satisfying.

  • You’ve played Pong, I’m willing to accept that without much investigation.  You’ll likely concede that you haven’t played it in this particular fashion, however.

  • I can’t say enough good things about Trillian, a multi-messenger IM client that has gotten better with every release.

  • Like most skiing games, perhaps the best part of Ski Stunt Simulator is subjecting your on-screen counterpart to near-fatal injuries in the high mountains, where help is unlikely to arrive.

  • When trying to track down a cartoon that had been pulled from the NYT website, I came across the personal writings of one John Scalzi.  The man can turn a phrase.  What’s more, he’s also benevolent - as can be seen in this piece, wherein he assists the greasy in writing top-drawer hate-mail.

  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation is now representing the Bnetd project, which means it’s now officially on.  The letter they sent back to Vivendi is very direct, and I have no doubt that the corporate response to this will be forceful.  The best thing that could happen for everyone involved is a compromise of some kind, one that would allow Blizzard to maintain their Key checks and geeks to host private Battle.nets.  Even if that was possible, and it’s not, not in a million years, it would just be a matter of time until a similar issue came up.  The EFF is involved because we’re talking about setting a crucial legal precedent - and if it’s going to happen, it might as well happen now.


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