Category: Entertainment

Linux Nvidia Driver GLX Failure

I’VE BOUGHT A copy of the game Sacred Gold in an edition that is ported to Linux. This would be very exiting… if it didn’t segfault every time I start it :-( $ sacred sacred 1.0.1, built for i386 Segmentation Fault: I dont believe in dragons! oh…   This is a BUG, please report it…


Interruption At Work Created A Mishap

INTERRUPTIONS AT WORK is a frequent occurrence but generally its not a big problem. This time however the unavoidable loss of focus on what you was doing before, gave an unpleasant surprise. I was adding some new functionality and had just written the following: switch (state) { case Step3: configuration.length = 10; break; } Next…


Blade Runner – Final Cut

BLADE RUNNER HAS been one of my favorite movies since the first time I saw it. I’ve always hoped that I would get chance to see Blade Runner on the big cinematic screen, but hadn’t really believed that an old 1982 movie would get big screen time. But suddenly the chance came up, as BioCity…


NULL Is No Obstacle For Tiesto

IT MIGHT BE that Chuck Norris and RMS got some skills, but Tiesto – he performs even in those undefined places of NULL pointers. Metaphysical respect.


2008 Formula 1 Season Started

THE 2008 F1 season finally started with the opening race in Australia. Given the new significant ruleset restrictions like mandatory gearbox reuse and no traction control, the progress of the first race was anybody guess. With only six cars finishing, the race might not give the best grounds for comparing the strength of the teams….


Warlords II, Flashback and Abuse Revisited

THE TITLE FOR this post could almost as well have been “Warlords II, Flashback, Abuse and How I Spent My Youth“. Well, perhaps not really; I did play a lot of other games too :-D. When I think of great games I played in my long “carrier” of PC days, those three games I’ve always…


TV Series. Late To Catch On, But Passionate On The Rerun.

SOMETIMES IT SEEMS that I often am the last person in the world to get exited of new television series. Granted that television is crammed with series and keeping up with just a fraction of the lot is an impossible mission. But once in a while a series pops up that just explode in popularity…


Dystopian Movies

I STUMBLED UPON an excellent Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time ranking list. Even though my personal views of technology and the future are definitely more utopian, I’ve always found these dystopian movies to be the most fascinating. Interestingly this list does in fact list include most of my favorite movies, even though I…


Learning GO

FOR A COUPLE of years now I’ve wanted to learn to play the game of Go, but I just haven’t managed to find the time. Go is a strategic game for which the saying is “easy to learn, hard [impossible] to master”. There exists a brilliant live-cd called Hikarunix. The Hikarunix CD contains a huge…