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Monday, November 30, 1998

Grrr. I’ve been trying for four days now to get my drug testing for my new job with PRC, and each time something’s happened. Now I’m going to have to get up early tomorrow morning, on my long day. Other than that, things are going well. There’s a great storyline going on on User Friendly. My IBA work is winding down. I’m working steadily on getting a secondary system running next […]

Friday, November 27, 1998

Oh, I hope this one stays up for awhile. ZDnet has an article entitled “Analysts: No market for a third browser.” They’re basically predicting that Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer will remain the only browsers on the market, because there “simply isn’t a business model for a mainstream third browser”. Prediction: Back in the Dark Ages of the web, there was only Netscape, and it was a good browser. Then came Internet Explorer, […]

Tuesday, November 24, 1998

Forgot to get my book signed by Robert Jordan. Arrrrrrrrrg. But I’ve done it — I’ve quit my job at IBA and am accepting the job at Litton/PRC. I’ll be doing primarly Unix C work. The reviews of Half-Life look quite impressive. I think I’m gonna have to get a copy of it; I’ll post my reactions here. I’m thinking of doing some kind of semi-worthwhile content on this site, but I can’t for the life […]

Sunday, November 22, 1998

Interesting. I’ve been playing around with Mom’s old computer lately, and I installed DOOM on it, of all things (it’s a 486, 25 Mhz, 4 MB RAM. Not much I can do with it). And to my surprise, I ran all the way through it to my great delight, though I must admit only on the medium difficulty setting, and including some level restarts. There’s something about DOOM — it’s certainly a great […]

Saturday, November 21, 1998

Wow. I’ve come across a *very* cool program recently, though you probably won’t use it much. It’s called SiSoft Sandra, and it’s basically a system information program. It’s a well-behaved little program that provides an icon menu of system pieces (motherboard, CPU & BIOS, buses, video, Windows memory, DOS memory; oh, I could go on and on), and will give you more information than you […]

Friday, November 20, 1998

Well, I bought my first comic yesterday. Maybe this is normal, but I can’t..stop…thinking about it. I’ll upload more info about it when I get home, but it’s called “Ax”–about the crossing of three civilizations and how each helps and hurts the others. Extremely well-written. I never could understand comics, but I think I’m getting the hang of them now…. My Mom finally got her ISP information today, so […]

Thursday, November 19, 1998

Well, my entry for Tuesday is lost in the I-Forgot-To-Save-Often-Enough Void, so here it is in brief: the new trailer for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is to be released to theaters tomorrow, though it already had a select engagement Tuesday. They now have a copy up on the official website in a whole slew of formats (various RealVideo versions, QuickTime, AVI). I’m trying to download it as we speak, though the server […]

Monday, November 16, 1998

I’ve got a job offer from Litton/PRC, for more money and a shorter commute than my current job. I wouldn’t leave if it weren’t for that hour-long commute. Ugh. My Mom’s turning into a geek! She’s loving her new computer, and I set her up with internet access today. She bought a connection through my ISP, but since it hasn’t come through yet, I let her connect through my connection […]

Sunday, November 15, 1998

Updated the VRML Observatory today, so that it makes a bit more sense in terms of what works where. Saalon (a friend of mine from online) came down yesterday to talk over a variety of things, including what to do with Daemonsong. We ran to a store and got two Pentium systems they were selling cheap, one for my Mom and one for a server. I was able to install Linux on the server, which was surprisingly […]

Friday, November 13, 1998

Well, I finally added a VRML rendering of the Observatory to the site. VRML is basically three-dimensional HTML; it’s supposed to be distributed over the web and have links and so forth. The latest versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer both have VRML viewers, I believe. The digital camera is, unfortunately, backordered, and I haven’t had a chance to work on the keyglove in awhile. Six snaps so far. Oh, and I’ve moved The Book of Gurney off the Hallway.

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