Oh hell.. I just found Nethack

(Un?)fortunately I just recently discovered the joys of Nethack.  The original RPG.  Possibly the greatest game of all time.  Actually the version I play is called Nethack Falconseye . Its a OpenGL version that simply translates the ascii to images… thus its 100% identical to Nethack but has pretty graphics (and allows the use of a mouse.) This makes it look a lot like Diablo.

So you ask “why would this be unfortunate?”  An unknown USENET poster answers the question better than I can:

Thank you for the latest release of gradewrecker. My GPA just went in the corner and shot itself.
— USENET posting, author unknown

That just about rexplains it! For a good description of why Nethack rules check out this review in the gamespy hall of fame.  If I don’t post for a couple of days you now know why.

RSS & Mozilla

I am sure that everyone but me has already seen this page but I found it a wonderfully useful link.  Check out http://www.feedster.com/ Its an RSS based search engine.

In totally unrelated information.. Mozilla totally rocks (ok, anyone who doesn’t use AOL already knows this but…) and I have been using a new add-on to Mozilla called mozblog If you do bloggin (don’t touch the stuff myself) be sure to check it out.  BTW if you use Movable Type as your blog server be sure to check out a patch to make it work (the bug was submitted my yours truly.)

Finally, because I need a place to link it… there is Mozilla Bluecurve for use RedHat bluecurve lovers who just want mozilla to get along.

RSS & Mozilla

I am sure that everyone but me has already seen this page but I found it a wonderfully useful link.  Check out http://www.feedster.com/ Its an RSS based search engine.

In totally unrelated information.. Mozilla totally rocks (ok, anyone who doesn’t use AOL already knows this but…) and I have been using a new add-on to Mozilla called mozblog If you do bloggin (don’t touch the stuff myself) be sure to check it out.  BTW if you use Movable Type as your blog server be sure to check out a patch to make it work (the bug was submitted my yours truly.)

Finally, because I need a place to link it… there is Mozilla Bluecurve for use RedHat bluecurve lovers who just want mozilla to get along.

Apt repositories

With all f the apt4rpm repositories out there I figured it would be easer to post  a list of them then it would be to keep mailing them to my friends.

Great rpms for Redhat 8/9.  I also recommend you check out http://www.rpmseek.com/index.html It has an absolutely incredible search engine for finding rpms.  I was able to locate rpms for packages that I have not seen rpms for ANYWHERE. 

Linux links

Found some Linux links that I thought I would pass on.Mozilla Bluecurve theme is probably useful to any Redhat fans out there.

Speaking of Redhat I found an interesting article for anyone who wants to more “technical” aspects of Redhat 9. Not for the faint of heart.

The Table of Equivalents ia a great resource to find applications in Linux based on their windows counter-parts.

The DVD Revolution OS is the story of Linus Torvaldsm Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens and other OS adocates. Its based on the book by the same name.

Have fun…