August 31, 2004
Blender Short... Chicken Chair All I can say is "wow", some people are incrediably talented when it comes to animation. Jimmac tells us about this short animation done with Blender.
Posted by Arcterex at 02:39 PM
Bunnies With Things on Their Heads A page like this could keep me amused for hours on end.
Posted by Arcterex at 11:23 AM
August 30, 2004
Clerks Movie Quotes In honor of Kevin Smith announcing a Sequal to Clerks (scroll down a couple of stories), which he said he'd never do, and that the Jay and Silent Bob universe was over, I post a link from /. of Clerks Quotes.
Posted by Arcterex at 12:01 PM
Getting into Firefox for IE Users Some nifty stuff over at to help IE users transition over to Firefox.
Posted by Arcterex at 07:44 AM
August 26, 2004
Another RAW Image Viewer Jakub points to a java app over at called RawView which allows you to view and deal with the RAW images that come from the higher end digital cameras using the dcraw library.

Works great under OS/X as well, just download the zip file, unpack and click on the .jar file... gotta love it!

Posted by Arcterex at 02:44 PM
Mac 'n Crack An amusing flash page on Why Macs are better than PCs. Remember, all in good fun :) Audio is Not Safe for Work by the way.
Posted by Arcterex at 01:26 PM
New Call of Duty Expansion Screenshots Shacknews pointed to some new Call of Duty: United Offensive screenshots. Mostly showing off the new explosion and fire effects (which look awsome). Looking forward to getting this, as CoD was the first game in ages that I actually got through the entire thing and enjoyed!
Posted by Arcterex at 07:34 AM
August 24, 2004
Screaming Doom 3 Guys Video Well, according to Accordion Guy these guys are playing Doom 3 and screaming in fright. You can get a link with the video here. I'm not sure I believe it, the guys seem to be hamming it up just a bit too much for the camera, and when I get scared in Doom 3 it's the "jump as something jumps at you unexpectedly" scared, not the "screaming like a little girl with her arm in a meat grinder" scared. It's amusing anyway.
Posted by Arcterex at 02:12 PM
Using RAM as Swap Space Kernel trap has an article on How to Use RAM as Swap. Basically you'd setting so that when you run out of physical memory instead of going to the hard disk for storage space, you move that into ... uhmm.... physical memory. Hmm.... Well, read the article and decide for yourself :)
Posted by Arcterex at 09:38 AM
August 23, 2004
Linux / Windows Backup Solution Boone pointed me to BackupPC: Open Source Backup to disk. Does windows and linux and claims to be a 'high performance, enterprise-grade" system. Anyone tried this?
Posted by Arcterex at 04:12 PM
August 21, 2004
GNOME Developer Guide Online A not too bad guide to Developing with Gnome is now online curtesy of Elijah Newren. Link via footnoes.
Posted by Arcterex at 08:41 PM
August 18, 2004 on Gentoo Good thread on the gentoo forums on getting XOrg 6.7.99.x / 6.8.0 working. Sounds like the new server (a replacement for XFree86) has "true" transparancey and some other goodies, at least in the CVS release. Something to try when I get home.
Posted by Arcterex at 11:57 AM
August 17, 2004
More Doom 3 Tweaking Found another page of Doom 3 tweaking.
Posted by Arcterex at 01:13 PM
Dealing with MT Comment Closing Link Wrapup D2R has a good selection of ways to turn comments off on MovableType. IE: automagically close comments after a certain point. After cleaning up 200 or so ads for some random stupid website yesterday this is well timed. Kill the comment spammers!
Posted by Arcterex at 10:08 AM
Auto-Rejection for the Masses

DarrenBarefoot points tor, a rejection service. Short story is when someone asks you for your email address, you give them <anyname>, and when they email they get this to the point reply.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:03 AM
August 16, 2004
Get MST3K Shows via BT The MST3K BitTorrent Guide has info on clients and where to get the torrent links.
Posted by Arcterex at 08:01 AM
August 15, 2004
Linux Personal Firewall Spider (of gentoo fame) points out the fieryfilter project, a Linux personal firewall similar to zonealarm et all.
Posted by Arcterex at 01:08 PM
GNUEnterprise GNU Enterprise looks pretty cool, a free software application server project. GNU Enterprise (GNUe) is a meta-project which is part of the overall GNU Project. GNUe's goal is to develop enterprise-class data-aware applications as Free software. Screenshots on the page help show what they are talking about with the system.
Posted by Arcterex at 10:48 AM
More Upgrades Moved from perl 5.8.2 to 5.8.4 on the server, so let me know if anything wonky occurs. Some modules may need to be rebuilt, so if you get any errors about not being able to find modules, or module not linked or wierd stuff like that, just throw me an email with the error message.
Posted by Arcterex at 10:42 AM
Todd Hollenshead Interview (Doom 3) Good interview with Todd Hollenshead on DOOM 3.
Posted by Arcterex at 12:45 AM
Peer 2 Peer Personals Back (Kinda) Yea, I've said it before, but I'm saying it again. Peer 2 Peer Personals is back in development. I've taken the stand that I WILL get something going for this to bring it back from it's 1996 roots of cgi scripts into the modern age. More importantly though, the last bug that was preventing me from getting the admin site for it working, where Iambe and myself approve personal ads, has been fixed, meaning that now your ads will actually show up in the site. Hopefully a new featureset and new look will revitalize the site and we can start hooking some geeks up!
Posted by Arcterex at 12:12 AM
August 13, 2004
Hero Trailer One of the coolest looking movies for a while has a new trailer out. Hero is starring Jet Li and is out on August 27th. This might actually not be a completely "new" trailer, but it's a damn cool looking movie and deserves a shout out.
Posted by Arcterex at 04:39 PM
August 11, 2004
Bill Gates Song Thanks to Dana to pointing me to the Bill Gates took my Baby Away song :)
Posted by Arcterex at 11:33 AM
Blur Overlays in Gimp and Photoshop Couple of neat tutorials for Gaussian Blur Overlays with The GIMP and in photoshop. The latter link is in .cz, but has lots of screenshots to show you how to get that "dreamy look".
Posted by Arcterex at 08:42 AM
August 10, 2004
Apt-Pinning for Debian Wim pointed out Apt-Pinning for Beginners which is a system where you can safely mix and match components from Debian stable/testing/unstable. Wish I'd had this when I set up ufies on debian unstable ages ago!
Posted by Arcterex at 01:14 PM
Real Life Vs. The Internet Red vs Blue show you the difference between real life and the internet. Fscking hilarious.
Posted by Arcterex at 12:24 PM
The Mothership is Coming! Riley Martin was on the Howard Stern show this morning and lets say he's a very... "interesting" guy. Quite convinced that the mothership is hanging out around Saturn, with pictures and drawings. Full details over at

I love crazy people :) Of course, if the aliens are coming, I retract this entry.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:25 AM
August 08, 2004
Doom 3 Review That Hits it On the Head Sometimes you have to go through a few reviews of a game that you've played to try to find something that puts your feelings into words. It took a while but this one seemed to hit it right on the head:

[...] Its scary. If you have heart conditions, do not play this game. Buy it, but don't play it. I have never been more scared in my life. When I first ran into the main baddies in Halo I was scared for a little bit, but eventually I just ripped into them. In Doom3, from start to finish I am one scary creature away from pissing my pants.


The sound is also top notch. In stereo I still could tell there was a creepy undead marine behind me. If you have a 5.1 setup, prepare for an aural orgasm.


... not once in Doom3 was I sad that I would have to go into another room, scream like a little girl, run back out, collect myself, and then go forward.

That pretty much says it all. Well, almost all. Can you tell I've been playing a lot of this game lately? :)
Posted by Arcterex at 11:57 PM
August 06, 2004
All Things Movable Type Movalog - All Things Movable Type ! is a pretty nifty weblog with lots of MT related stuff.
Posted by Arcterex at 12:20 PM
Fonts For Download Some sexy Fonts for download.
Posted by Arcterex at 11:42 AM
August 05, 2004
More Eye Candy in Doom 3 A review posted here says what we all know, Doom 3 kicks ass... but also has a note on how to enable some extra eye candy from muzzle flashes.
Posted by Arcterex at 01:15 PM
Doom 3 Link Collection Stelth on the shacknews boards (can you tell I read this site in the mornings?) put together a bunch of doom 3 links in the forum. All the bits and peices of information around about everything from troubleshooting to cheats to the editor, etc.
Posted by Arcterex at 07:54 AM
New Half Life 2 ScreenShots Amidst all the Doom 3 stories, Shacknews threw up three new Half-Life 2 screenshots. Looks purty.... so when's this one coming out?
Posted by Arcterex at 07:49 AM
August 04, 2004
New Putty Out Dana pointed out that there is a new putty release which fixes some security issues. Good to know. I've upgraded the putty.exe that's linked in the right hand colum (here).
Posted by Arcterex at 11:29 AM
GNOME Tips duhlman has posted 10 Gnome Tweaks You Can't Live Without over at Lintellect. Some good stuff in there, though I don't agree with all of them :)
Posted by Arcterex at 09:25 AM
ATI Beta Drivers More on Doom 3.... shacknews pointed to a release of CATALYST 4.9 BETA drivers which are supposed to help increase Doom 3 performance. Haven't tried them yet, but hey, why not right? :)
Posted by Arcterex at 07:55 AM
Doom 3 CPU Comparision at Anandtech Here's a CPU Comparison at AnandTech which compares framerates on various CPUs. The top of the chart is dominated by AMD64 CPUs. Hmm..... anyone spare a (few) dollas? :)

Actually my XP2600+ seems to run it just fine, but I'm sure it could be even better....

Posted by Arcterex at 07:50 AM
August 03, 2004
Doom 3 Tweaking Yup, it's out there today, and some people (whom you are allowed to hate), have it already. For those, and those like myself who will be picking it up from the stores as soon as it's available, check out the quick tweak guide for DOOM 3 over at the Tech Report.
Posted by Arcterex at 04:19 PM
The Case That Must Not Be Named Case Mod

The Case That Must Not Be Named looks very cool.

This Case Mod was inspired by the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. A lot of his tales in the "Cthulhu Mythos" dealt with Elder Gods and Things That Man Was Not Meant To Know. This design is not a literal depiction of any one thing, more of an interpretation of a PC that has transformed. The name, which seemed appropriate, was inspired by Lovecraft's Elder God, Hastur, He Who Must Not Be Named. (least you accidentally summon him to you; which never ended well)

I saw it and thought of the book that Ash tried to read from in Evil Dead 3, but hey, who am I to judge. Nifty looking mod to say the least.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:13 PM
August 02, 2004
New Stuff in GNOME 2.8 Wow, it seems like only yesterday GNOME 2.6 was released, but it seems that the release schedule has 2.8 out in mid-September, only a month and a half away. Check out Davyd Madeley's take on What's new in GNOME 2.8?
Posted by Arcterex at 09:29 PM