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“Got me a movie
I want you to know”
Debaser – The Pixies

loudQUIETloud: a film about the Pixies will have a limited theatrical release in September. The film will open at the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco and the Cinema Village in New York City on Friday, September 29th. New theaters and times may be added, so please check back to get the most up to date locations and showtimes.

I can’t wait for this movie to come out, the Pixies are one of my favorite bands. Debaser being such a great song that my computer is named Debaser.

tinman@Debaser:~$

I’m hoping that the Smashing Pumpkins (also reunited, and recording a new album) will produce a movie on the history of their band.

FEAR for FREE

The full multiplayer component of F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) has been released, and for free! A notable time when a game released an online only version for free before was Wolfenstien: Enemy-Territory, which still holds a huge online community and is still free. Hopefully F.E.A.R. will have team gametypes in multiplayer and be a huge success too. I can’t wait to try it out and see if multiplayer has slow motion. 😀

For more info on it check the website: http://joinfear.com/main

TinMan got a MacBook

Today I finally got my MacBook. Its the “Ultimate” black 2GHz MacBook and it came with a free iPod nano and a printer/scanner/copier after rebate.

Being a linux junkie, I’m at home in OS X.

Here’s a generic looking screenshot that I took, I’ll be sure to post more once I customize the GUI a little, maybe ditch the ugly silver.
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MacBook Screenie

As for hardware, 2GHz Core Duo and 512MB of RAM, yeah its got Intel graphics (which usually suck), but it runs all my games fine so far, so I’m not complaining about the Intel.
Now I can pwn noobs, and proudly say that I’m owning them via Mac or Linux, because this MacBook runs the same games I run on my Ubuntu Desktop.

Open Source game engines FTW!
~TinMac

Zombiepox for linux

I just switched from Ubuntu Dapper 32-bit to Ubuntu Dapper 64-bit for performance reasons, and so that I could run an SMP kernel. (I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+, the X2 stands for Dual Core) When I installed all my games and messed with the 32-bit ones to get them to run in 64-bit, I decided that since Zombiepox is freeware, I might as well document my installation and then make an installer script for it. Getting Zombiepox to run in 64-bit was a bit more trouble than in 32-bit, so I made a 32-bit shell script and a 64-bit shell script for all of you linux gamers out there.

You can find the zombiepox package here.
Be sure to check out the Free Lunch Design website, its full of awesome freeware arcade games.

~ Tinny

TEHSCENE.BOXSET.DISC1.NTSC.DVDR-XPC

Popular parody of “THE SCENE” has just released the first DVD in a set of 3. The DVD includes high quality encodes of all episodes, director commentary, and many other goodies!

Download information can be found here.

I had a little Q and A with Hydr0san:

TinMan: on the download page, DVD 1 of 3? is it just the first season out on DVD so far or what’s with the 3 DVDs?
Hydr0san: no
Hydr0san: first 4 eps
Hydr0san: + goodies on there
Hydr0san: dvd2 will be out soon
TinMan: cool
TinMan: why did you digg it under security? lol
Hydr0san: i dont know 😛
TinMan: haha
Hydr0san: just cauase
Hydr0san: i saw this other digg
Hydr0san: http://digg.com/security/_Welcome_To_The_Scene_Hacked_Defaced_
Hydr0san: look at that closely
TinMan: rofl

Remember, true sceners seed 200% 😉

Don’t forget to digg it!

External to Internal DVD Burner

A while ago I bought an external HP LightScribe DVD burner because none of my computers had a DVD burner and I decided that it would be more useful if I bought an external burner, that way I could swap it between my desktop, laptop, and friends’ computers. My Lite-On CD burner that can only read DVD’s has always been a pain to burn CDs with in windows, and the other day it decided to stop recognizing blank CDs in Linux too. I decided to open up my HP LightScribe to see if my thought of it as just a normal 5.25in device was what it really was, and I guessed it right, so I pulled it out of its bulky case and put it in my computer. It reads and writes a lot faster now that its on IDE instead of USB 2.0, as an internal drive I’m actually satisfied with it now, as an external drive it was loud, shook, and was too easy to accidentally kick over…

Here it is stock as an external drive with a bulky case

Before: External Drive

In the case is just an IDE drive with a couple litte adapters for power and IDE to USB

Case Opened Up

The drive is shorter in length than most other drives, which is good because on my case it isn’t seen through the clear

Short Length

And here it is finally as an internal drive

After: Internal Drive

Ubuntu Install Script

When you first install Ubuntu, there are a lot of plugins and programs that aren’t included in the main install, so in the past I have always made a list of things that I’ve installed, and how I installed them. When Breezy Badger came out (Ubuntu 5.10) I had more than three computers up and running it, so I decided to make a very simple script that did most of the work for me, and now with Dapper (Ubuntu 6.06) I have done the same. You can find my installer script here, along with some configuration files that I use. Make sure that you open it up and read all of the notes in it before you use it, that way you can customize it to your personal needs, and your system’s hardware needs.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Today marks the official release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. (Long Term Support)

For those of you who don’t know what Ubuntu is, Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that is based off of Debian Linux. “Ubunu is an African word, meaning ‘humanity to others’ or ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’.”

I have been using Ubuntu as my main Operating System on both my desktop and laptop for quite some time now, and have found it to be a very user friendly Linux distro. If you haven’t used it before, then I recommend that you download the LiveCD and boot it up for a test drive.