Wednesday, November 30, 2005

School Sucks... as usual.

Well, WPI continues to piss me off. Currently, I'm having a bitch of a time getting my degree requirements squared away. I can't wait until this ordeal is over, and I'm outta here. Of course, with that line of thinking, I'll always be looking forward to an easier future that never comes. So, in the interests of good mental health, I'm going to focus on enjoying the present.

For a while I've had Wine, the program that allows me to run Windows programs. Up until now, I kept getting strange errors in dorkineese, and it wouldn't work. Recently, however, I found WineTools, which gives me a usable interface to configure the damn thing. So now, I can run most Windows programs, although a few of them don't like being run off Wine. My first task, of course, is getting Diablo II to work.

EDIT: Has anyone seen my Diablo II CDs?

The wiki project is progressing kinda slowly. It's up and everything, but right now there is just one real program (courtesy of Coriolinus), and one has to copy it into a file manually. One person actually thought the project was supposed to be a search engine, and others have thought it was supposed to be version tracking software; I think this implies that perhaps I should improve on the project description and design documentation. Unfortunately, school has kept me too busy lately to do too much work on it. At least the project isn't getting WORSE, so even if I work slowly, at least it's something.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Drunken Master

Ever notice how it's easier to walk over random patches of ice while drunk?

Friday, November 18, 2005

More DooM Nerdage

Doom 3 wasn't enough. It's a good game and all, but it takes time to play. First, you gotta load the game, then load the save, and then spend half your time shining the flashlight around before you finally get to kill something. And when you do, it's usually only a couple of them.

So, I decided to install classic Doom II for when I just need to shoot a lot. Since I use Ubuntu now, I couldn't install the regular Doom II, so I installed PrBoom for Linux and used the game file from my old Doom II CD. However, I still have all the old levels memorized, and didn't really feel like doing them over again.

To spice things up, I got SLIGE and doomBSP, to randomly generate levels. Then I made a little icon and set it up so that when I click it, my computer randomly generates 32 levels and throws me in the thick of the unknown with nothing but a pistol, all in under 6 seconds. It's like playing minesweeper, but with guns and demons. Actually, it's not at all like minesweeper. But it's got GUNS AND DEMONS!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Time to get your GAME face on.

Lately, I've been struggling to find any GOOD games for Linux. There aren't many, if any. It's mostly:

Penguin Slide Racer
Friendship Sharingtime Happyland
Fuzzy Bunny and the Capitalist Pig-Dogs

A shortage of eye candy to be sure, and a DISGUSTING lack of blood and violence.

So, I decided to install Doom 3 for Linux. This time, I knew what I was doing, so I didn't break Ubuntu. Id makes the whole thing look more complicated than it is on their site. You run the program, copy all the big Doom 3 files from the CDs to wherever you installed, and then type "doom3" to play.

Unexpectedly, Doom 3 runs faster on Ubuntu than it does on Windows XP Pro! Now I can turn up the graphics and play the game the way it was meant to be played.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


IT LIVES! (click it)

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The WIki Hits a Snare

Well, I've been making progress on it this thing, but now, when I surf to the wiki, I get this window:

So I tried editing the configuration file to include "#AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml" as to send any .phtml files through the php interpreter. That didn't work. Then, I realigned the dilithium matrix and flushed the core exhaust out through the jeffries tubes, immolating an ensign in the process. That didn't work either.

What matters for today, though is that I have SOMETHING on the internet. Nothing good, but SOMETHING.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


FINALLY, I've got the damn thing serving. On to the next step.

Step 1: Set this fucker up.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: PROFIT!