I’m really enjoying the advent of RPG ebooks. Unlike mainstream ebooks, where everything is distributed with some form of copy-protection, RPG companies seem to have standardized on unencrypted PDFs. Unfortunately, the major companies have yet to clue-in, although alot of their books are available on KaZaA. I found a decent article about the RPG PDF phenomenon. The author assumes that everyone will be printing out their purchased PDFs, which seems crazy to me, I use my laptop.
OSNews has an excellent article on how to address some of the shortcomings of Red Hat 8.0, such as MP3 playing and nVidia drivers. Very handy.
I’ve been reading books on my PDA lately and I quite like it. The screen is readable enough and it’s very compfortable in my hand. It’s also smaller than a paperback making it easy to cart around on the subway. I’m trying to give my monetary support to people who are selling unencrypted etexts but my primary sources for books are KaZaA and Project Gutenberg. I bought some D&D stuff from Monte Cook. I emailed Cory Doctorow to find out if he’ll be selling an etext of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and he says he’ll be giving it away. Woohoo!
I upgraded my desktop machine to Red Hat 8.0 tonight. All I can say is: Mmmmm, anti-aliased fonts.
Microsoft now serious about bugs, says Ballmer
“But it’s the customer who has put up with this buggy software for years and it seems that its only when security becomes a big priority and the constant reports of bugs in Windows ‘operating systems’ start to cause bad PR that Microsoft starts seriously addressing the issue.”