Even Sony uses Free Software

September 28, 2008

I just purchased a new 46″ HDTV, the Sony Bravia KDL-46V4100, and boy is it sweet. But I’m not here today to advertise TVs to you. I was reading through the various documentation that came in the box, and I came across a copy of the GNU General Public License and the Lesser General Public […]

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Brothers in Arms: Double Time

September 26, 2008

After a long wait, Brothers in Arms: Double Time finally came out this past Tuesday on the Wii. I’m not really a fan of war games or of first person shooters, so why do I care? Well, it’s my first game credit — I was a developer on it during the summer of 2007 when […]

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Mega Man 9

September 23, 2008

Mega Man 9 just came out yesterday for the Wii Virtual Console. It’s an old-school 2D platformer in the style of the original Mega Man series (MM1-6), with 8-bit graphics and sounds. The developers even made some promotional box art, reminiscent of the original Mega Man box art. Unfortunately, since the game can only be […]

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Digital Restrictions Management

September 12, 2008

A topic that has come under a lot of scrutiny recently is that of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in PC games, also referred to by some as Digital Restrictions Management. The most prominent titles featuring DRM are BioShock, Mass Effect, and, most recently, Spore. The sad thing is, DRM hinders the legitimate users without stopping […]


Happy 10th birthday, Google!

September 7, 2008

On September 7, 1998, Google was first incorporated as a privately held company. Happy 10th birthday! What a decade it has been for Google. If you haven’t read it already, I highly recommend reading The Anatomy of a Search Engine, the original paper published by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 while they were […]

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Pizza Party

September 6, 2008

Domino’s Pizza allows you to order pizza over the Internet. For Unix geeks like Cory Arcangel, the natural extension to that is ordering pizza from the command line. Why bother bother dealing with a web browser and all those messy flash applications when you can just type pizza_party -pmx 2 medium regular to get two […]

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Wireless tools for Mac OS X

September 1, 2008

I’ve been having some trouble with my MacBook on a certain wireless network. OS X has some pretty good GUI tools for configuring the wireless Airport, but sometimes you need a good command line tool for debugging. Linux has a pretty good set of tools for this: Wireless tools for Linux. Despite OS X’s being […]