Archive for October, 2004

EverQuest 2

Friday, October 15th, 2004

I’m a little surprise to see the NDA lifted on EverQuest 2, but it has been. I’m surprised to see it lifted, because the game isn’t really done yet, and it’s fairly obvious from playing it.  It’s not so far from being done that it’s not playable – I find most of it very polished […]

Edit & Continue for C# in VS.NET 2005

Friday, October 15th, 2004

After some folks argued that Edit and Continue leads to bad coding style (which I absolutely disagree with) I’m glad to see that Visual Studio .NET 2005 will include Edit and Continue for C#. Cool.

Thinkpad T41 and Knoppix

Thursday, October 14th, 2004

The Knoppix bootable Linux distribution (where you don’t actually install Linux on your hard disk; you boot Linux right off the CD and it uses a ram disk for temporary storage) works on my Thinkpad T-41 laptop! And the T41 has some space left at the end of the default partitions that you can use […]

Total Recall

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Did a ‘strings’ on the Google binaries installed as part of Google Desktop Search.  C:\src\1.0_branch\googleclient\total_recall\build\release\obj\startup\trmon\GoogleDesktop.pdb I guess the Google Desktop Search codename is ‘Total Recall’.  Good name for it. It’s impressive how small this package is: 14/10/2004  11:18 AM            85,504 GoogleDesktop.exe14/10/2004  11:18 AM            47,104 GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll14/10/2004  11:18 AM            73,216 GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe14/10/2004  11:18 AM            61,952 GoogleDesktopIE.dll14/10/2004  11:18 AM           […]

Google Desktop Search

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Google has released their Desktop Search tool.  So far this looks incredibly useful, and the way they’ve integrated it with the main Google search makes it even more likely that it will be used, since you won’t have to remember to search somewhere else when you’re looking for stuff. However, it scares me that this […]


Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

I finally finished Doom 3. I started playing it a while ago, and while it’s technologically amazing (especially at night with the room lights dimmed – they really designed it to be played that way), the story was just on the edge of being too slow. The last third of the game picked up and […]

Podcasting: Here we go again

Sunday, October 10th, 2004

We’re just starting to cope with the scalability problems in RSS, and meanwhile, the guy behind RSS (Dave Winer) is talking about podcasting: Also, per Steve Kirks’ request, I plan to do a ping center for podcasts. In other words, a simple infrastructure is need to cope with the new flow, which is a […]

Google Catalogs

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Somehow with the announcement of Google Print the launch of Google Catalogs was missed… this is cool.

Personal use versions of serious software

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

I’ve said for a long time that we need to have ways for individuals to use / play with serious commercial software, without having to pay the price that corporations have to pay to use it. Charlie Kindel’s blog is a perfect example of this. Here he talks about a home server that he bought […]

Java 1.5

Monday, October 4th, 2004

I started reading Java 1.5 Tiger: A Developer’s Notebook on Safari a few days ago.  Java 1.5 is the next iteration of the Java language – it’s about as radical a change to Java as C# 2.0 is, adding some of the same stuff (Generics) and some stuff that C# already has (Attributes), as well […]