Sunday, September 24, 2006

Dead Mouse

Ever seen a handicapped computer mouse? Looks like I have one now, works totally fine, but the left mouse button sometimes stops to work. :(
As I am not a hardcore-gamer, this never happened to me before. I think I need to shop for a replacement...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Real big desktop

I finally managed to get the VGA Out of my notebook to work the way I want it. This means, a big desktop spanning my widescreen LCD and the LCD screen of the laptop. Never worked because both have different resolutions.
But today, I managed to install the latest ATi drivers for Linux and somehow managed to succeed! :D

Must be my lucky day today!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Lemmings! on the net

Remember back in the old times, Lemmings! surely was mone of my favorite games. So if you do not feel to fire up an DOS emulator to get back this great game, how about trying out on the web:
Lemmings! just looking like the original, but plays in your browser. Awesome!

DRM arms race

Some time now we see a arms race between DRM software and DRM "remover". Of course, also Apple is in it with iTunes, but hey, getting again around their DRM was very fast.

I like this kind of software, you still have to buy the songs (which is fine with me, prices at least at iTunes seem to be OK), but after that you can get rid of the DRM stuff - and (for me) play it on your MP3 player or even more important in Linux.

In my opinion just downloading songs from illegal sites is bad, but this kind of software just offers you again fair use for both sides.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Plans

It's time to make plans.
My first year as a phd student is over soon, the work is hard but mostly fun and I like what I do. Time to think about how the past year was and what should be in the coming one.

I am also thinking about travel plans. A good friend of mine is currently in Z├╝rich, I really should visit her this year.
And fresh out there, the plan to make a road trip on the US' east coast around New Year together with a really good friend. This would be so fun, highest priority, we will do this, I am sure!