Quake II .NET

Vertigo Software — Quake II .NET is a version of the popular Quake II game, ported to native and managed C++ using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. Don't mind me, I'm just playing….er, studying .NET programming… [Via Chris Sells]

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Around the World

Our good friend Craig Courtnay is taking a 16-month journey around the world. He created a MovableType weblog to keep track of his travels and to post pictures. I’m jealous…check out this travel itinerary: May-June: Scandinavia July-August: Alps, climb Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Eiger by way of the Mittelege Ridge September: Spain October: Africa Safari – Tanzania, Rwanda/Uganda ( mountain gorillas ), and Botswana November: start of surf safari, Cape Town and E. London/J Bay December: Australia January: New Zealand/Fiji February: Reno, NV March: Southeast Asia April-May: Himalayas June: China July: Russia, Kamchatka, Trans-Siberian Railway August: Europe September:…

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Simpsons Math

simpsonsmath.com: The Simpsons also contains over a hundred instances of mathematics ranging from arithmetic to geometry to calculus, many designed to expose and poke fun at innumeracy. [Via Ned Batchelder]

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Matrix Hype Peaking

The local paper (San Jose Mercury News) has been doing a full-court press leading up to the release of Matrix: Reloaded. I’m trying to avoid reading too much about it before I see it, but this quote from the SJ Mercury review was classic: There is also an enormous freeway chase that feels like an old Burt Reynolds movie breaking out in the middle of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” That reminds me…is Smokey and the Bandit on DVD yet?

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Cruft Force

Cleaning out old magazines I ran across this article which I had tagged: State of Decay by Verity Stob in Dr. Dobb’s Journal. A sampling: Cruft Force 0. Virgin. Description: The “Connect to the Internet” shortcut is still on the desktop, and the “How to use Windows” dialog appears at logon. Menu animations and the various event-based sound effects – even the dreaded Microsoft Sound – seem cheerful and amusing. Likewise, a clandestine buy cialis buy valtrex online installation of the Blue Screen Of Death screensaver (complete with simulated reboot, natch) from the Sysinternals web site is hilarious. Compilers run…

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