Acclaim In Trouble

Acclaim, developer of the upcoming title 100 Bullets, is in some serious financial trouble. According to Computer And Video Games.com, the developer has until August 18 to get its stuff together. The problem occurred when the publisher’s share prices dropped well below …continue reading

Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do? Part II

If you missed part 1 of this series, I strongly suggest that you read it here. “On This Page: There Is More to Information Security Than Viruses Salvaging Data in the Absence of Backups Recovering After an Attack What Tools …continue reading

Light Blogging

Blogging will be very light this week here on chrisshort.net this for the next week or so due to time constraints.

I’m out in California (Central Coast area) until next Saturday. If anyone is in the area and wants to grab a beer or something …continue reading

Pursuing Growth, Microsoft Steps Up Patent Chase

Uh – oh… “Microsoft said on Thursday that it planned to increase its storehouse of intellectual property by filing 50 percent more patent applications over the next year than in the previous 12 months. Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, increasingly regards the …continue reading

Creative Commons Music Sharing License

“The owner of this music retains his or her copyright but allows you to: download, copy, file-share, trade, distribute, and publicly perform (e.g. webcast) it under the following conditions: Noncommercial. You may not sell copies of this music or make any other commercial use …continue reading

GRAMPS And The Family Tree

I suppose you could go ask gramps to tell you all about the family tree, but if you’d rather do the research on your own, GRAMPS can still help you out. “GRAMPS is an acronym for Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System. It …continue reading

All Systems ‘Go’ for MESSENGER Launch to Mercury

“MESSENGER — the first mission to Mercury in more than 30 years and the second voyage ever to the planet closest to the Sun — is being readied for its pre-dawn launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 2:16 a.m. Monday, August 1 …continue reading

Is Real’s ‘hacking’ of iPod legal?

“Code-crackers risk fines and prison time when they defeat copy-protection technology, but such draconian rules likely don’t apply in the case of RealNetworks and its iPod ‘hack,’ legal experts said.”

Real shoots back at Apple, reaffirms commitment to Harmony

“Apple Computer Inc. issued a statement on Thursday accusing RealNetworks of hacker-like tactics for its Harmony technology that will allow content from Real’s music store to be played on Apple’s iPod. Several hours later RealNetworks shot back saying they have done nothing wrong and reaffirmed …continue reading

Linux Laptop Lovers

According to LinuxFormat Magazine, the release of Intel’s Centrino 802.11b/g drivers is apparently imminent. “Flushed with the success of the the first “pre-beta” code, Intel is planning to port the full spectrum of WiFi drivers (a/b/g) to Linux inder a yet-to-be-decided Open Source …continue reading

NPR In The 21st Century!

National Public Radio’s on the ball! Top Stories, U.S. News, World News, Business News, Health and Science News, and local NPR member stations are now all covered via RSS!

Play the full version of Robocop on trial for free

Bluesnews reports that developers Titus Interactive Studio have taken the unusual step of allowing people to download the entire full version of their Robocop game, free of charge, to play for a trial period. The exact length of this trial period is …continue reading

Distros Galore

Edmunds Enterprises of America, Inc. is another good source for inexpensive Linux distros. For our friends with a dialup connection, this is often the easiest and cheapest way to add to your collection. By the way, has anyone ever figured out how many distros …continue reading

Guilty Gear Isuka….Online?

According to Video Game News, there is a pretty good chance that Sammy’s upcoming Guilty Gear Isuka 2D fighter will feature an online mode. VGN’s source, who remains mysteriously anonymous, claimed that the online mode will support one-on-one battles, and the four player …continue reading

Take Command

Except for those who have worked extensively in DOS, the Linux command line may be a bit intimidating to begin with. Here’s a tutorial from TuxFiles that explains the command line in terms we all can understand. Taking command of the command line can …continue reading

DOOM 3 Hardware Guide Released

The results are in, as the [H]ard|OCP Doom 3 Hardare Guide is now available for reading online. The guide will give the prospective Doom 3 player a complete list of what they’ll need to get this hotly anticipated title from id Software up …continue reading

File This!

As I’ve commented before, one of the biggest differences between the Windows GUI and Linux is the file system. New Linux users can easily get lost trying to figure out where to find specific files and folders (also called directories in some distros). Mark Stone …continue reading

USA Today Study Finds Men Prefer TV to Games

According to a recent study by USA Today, men are more likely to pick their TVs over their video game systems if given the choice. I know that USA Today is normally an amazingly accurate and informed news source, but please allow me to …continue reading

A Developing Site

If you develop Open Source applications, or are looking for someone who does, DevCounter is the place for you.

A Portal For Linux

Shouldn’t we penguins have a better homepage for our favorite browser than Yahoo!? Can’t we have a start page that offers cool links and news, but geared toward the Linux crowd? Yes we can, and we do. Consider making Linux Links your start page. …continue reading

MICROSOFT to Offer Free 64-Bit Windows Upgrade to Some Customers

“Microsoft acknowledged earlier this week that it won’t ship its new 64-bit Windows server versions until mid-2005. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft is content to leave the 64-bit market to Solaris and Unix customers, according to officials with the Redmond, Wash., software vendor.”

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MICROSOFT Puts Out IE Patch Early

“Microsoft on Friday made good on recent promises to plug the hole in Internet Explorer that Russian hackers used last month by issuing a patch that fixed that flaw as well as two others.

“The cumulative patch for Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, and 6.0 …continue reading

System Monitoring Made Easy

Some time ago, I spent a fair amount of time surfing through the various desktop theme sites, just aimlessly browsing through screenshots. In a short time, I noticed an odd trend: in the majority of the shots, some variation of GKrellM was running. I …continue reading

Linux Jobs On The Rise!

If you’ve been hoping to parlay your mad Linux skillz into a Linux job, then there’s good news! Tech Target interviewed the CEO of Dice prior to the start of Linux World next week, and he’s seeing an increase in both Linux job …continue reading

Gaming In Linux

Linux as an OS excels in many areas; sadly, gaming is not one of them. However, there seems to be hope on the horizon in the form of Cedega 4.0. What! You’ve never heard of it? Maybe you have, but under its old name WineX …continue reading

Microsoft Reinvents Desktop Graphics in Windows Longhorn

“Microsoft Corp. is working away on the next-generation of Windows, code-named Longhorn, due in 2006. According to developers, the new operating system will reshape the Windows graphics architecture, from 2D to 3D, with the Windows Graphics Foundation.”

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ebgames.com offering EQ II starter kit

For the Everquest enthusiast jumping up and down in hysterical anticipation of Everquest 2, and who seriously believe their heads will messily explode if they don’t do something Everquest 2 related right now, Electronics Boutique is offering some nice bonuses to those plucky …continue reading

Linux Servers Mostly Hack-Free

A survey has indicated that Linux is mostly hack free. One point to note however, the survey only came from 500 Linux developers. This does not mean the results are invalid, but it is not on as wide of a scale as it could …continue reading

Report: What I Did on my Summer Vacation

For four days and four nights, we sailed aboard the “Monarch of the Seas.” This was my first time aboard a cruise liner – and my first summer vacation since I can’t remember when. I don’t really count Gnomedex last year (since I was …continue reading

YES Linux release

The YES corporation is pleased to announce YES Linux 2.0.10. Available for immediate download, hopefully Lockergnome readers will be able to get to it before the download lines get too big. ;o)