Third Week's summary and some days
The third week was pretty fun for me actually, as I had special medic training (and I'm now a medical support grunt, like the paramedic in Q3F, you know:). It was the first week that actually wasn't so strictly military and that actually also beared some fun. Anyway, apart from a minor accident involving getting two indexes crushed, I got through it fine and also passed the exams for this platoon-medic stuff. This week we had a 15km walk with about 20kg (40 lbs) of baggage etc, and apart from a sore ass that also passed by ok. Today is the national celebration day, so we got a day off, that's why I'm writing this now. The weekend was a computerless one, thus I couldn't do it on Sat or Sun.
Quake 3 news
Shacknews has the updated .plan file from Graeme Devine talking about the latest Q3A patches (of which I missed 100%). I guess you already know all of this.
xlr8yourmac has been posting a lot of interesting stuff during my 10 days of absence, some of them are:
Quieter fans for G4s or Overclocking of the new G4 733 (Quicksilver).
Mac OS X faster
the register reports that early sightings of Mac OS X 10.1 really seem to be much faster than previous builds. Let's hope so, faster is always better, at least if it doesn't cost extra.
Code Red makes people see red
the register has some reports on the "Code Red" virus that has aparently been harrasing the net for quite a while now and has caused a lot of damages (of course on Windows systems). The first time I heard of this was today morning...you wouldn't believe how isolated you are as a recruit in this godforsa....you know...
Ultra ATA 133 on the way
MacCentral reports thats Maxtor is about to introduce the newer and technically faster Ultra ATA 133 standard HD interface. Not that there are any HDs actually performing this fast, but the interface has to be a step ahead, right?
ATI vs nVidia vs developer vs customer
Slashdot provided this link to an article talking about a new war in the industry: nVidia and ATI battling it out on the video card specs front, for the mischief of the developers and eventually the customers, it seems.