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Showing posts from September, 2004

Half-Life 2 held hostage? - PC News at GameSpot

Recently VALVe made an announcement about the first RC (release client) of the heavily anticipated Half-Life 2 game. The company said that they have submitted a RC to Vivendi Universal publishing company for review. If the client is approved then the game will go gold*. Meaning VU will begin the process of reproducing the game and then shipping it out to retail stores. That is great news for everyone.

Got gas?!?

Today I wanted to get out of the house, so I went to Wal-Mart to have some pictures developed. Then I went to pick up my mail, and because the post office is one jump, skip-hop away from Hilbert I tried calling Josh. I guess he wasn’t around because he didn’t pick up, or he was at work. Anyways, next on my list was Matt. So I called him, realizing that I haven’t seen him since the beginning of the summer, when I traveled up north to attend Scoot’s graduation, and I have not been at UB looking at the chicks even longer than that. I called him and he sounded like I just woke him up, LoL, at 3:30 in the afternoon, but I guess I didn’t, which was good. Thirty minutes later we met at the parking lot of his old dormitory, and we went to his new place. We decided that it would be a good idea to go for some food. The choice of the day was chicken wings. Woo Hoo

We went and got his roommate and one of their friends. As we are walking to the parking lot, we are trying to decide in whose car we w…

FireFox review

After few weeks of thinking about doing it, I have actually decided to write a short review of the FireFox browser. I have already been using the Linux version of the browser, but few weeks ago I decided to try it for Windows. I am a big time supporter of Internet Explorer, so for me to try FireFox, it really has to interest me, or the media must be making a lot of noise about it. In this case the media was making noise about it so I gave it a run. It is still running on my box.

Privacy, do you have it?

OK, here is something interesting I came across, while reading someone else's blog. That person was saying that they are receiving a lot of SPAM, and in between that they just mention about they are not worried about Google scanning their email and customizing advertisements and knowing their online and personal life, and so forth and blah blah blah. Unless you have no online life what so ever or any techie interests, you should know that Google's GMail has been very criticized for targeting adds by scanning the users' email messages. As it is very well known many of the advertisement companies are trying, some with much success, tracking visitors to web sites which stream adds from their servers. So the on-line topic associated with privacy and tracking and reading your email, it has been going on for quite a while. Well, anyways, here is what one of the comments some had posted: