Myth: The Total Codex Review

Bungie Software (www.bungie.net) has recently re-released two of their most popular games: Myth: The Fallen Lords, and its sequel, Myth II: Soulblighter, in one package. They threw in the strategy guides for both games, as well as added some of the content that has been created since the original release, and called the 3 CD compilation Myth: The Total Codex.

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The Shunning of the Geek

I think that Bill Gates sometimes looks up the phone numbers of his high school tormentors. I bet he calls them occasionally to gloat whenever he feels like getting back at them for all the atomic wedgies. I can just see it now.

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Tech Doctor: Monopoly, Shmonopoly

I don’t have many sympathies for Microsoft. On a big scale, I find their business tactics questionable at best. Their attempts to make industry standards proprietary betray a bully mentality, and I don’t believe for one second that they didn’t use their OS dominance to push their own browser and office package.

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Ramblings From a Mac Nut: Part 2

Last time we talked about the affect that OSX MIGHT have on Apple, its customer base, and the rest of the computing world. I received many thoughtful E-mail messages regarding this column and my conclusions and I would like to thank those who took the time to write. I also received some not so thoughtful E-mail messages.

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Adobe Ships InDesign 1.5

When Adobe shipped InDesign 1.0 last year, it was pretty much agreed that Quark still had a pretty good grasp of the design and print publishing markets. Adobe settled that notion today, as they’re shipping version 1.5 the week of March 29th.
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Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse

Wow! Logitech’s Optical Wheel Mouse is the absolute nicest input device I’ve seen in the ten years that I’ve used the Mac. In fact, I’d place it higher than any other mouse in the world — certainly ten times better than Apple’s notorious puck mouse.

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SharewareGod – Supervillain to the World

It is I, your Shareware God, back to this mortal coil. And not a moment too soon, it would seem. Forgive the tardiness of your Dutiful Digital Deity, but I was busy being held prisoner in the nether regions of that most foul and horrid of underworld grottos — we’re talking the TENTH plane of Hell here folks — the Microsoft Pro Developers’ Conference 2000 in Orlando. Please insert whatever sound you make when an evil chill runs down your spine.

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Mac Gaming Thrives: Part 1

Walking to the Javits Center from Penn Station on the second day of MacWorld Expo, I felt saucy. I had gone to the keynote the day before, and despite its almost 2-hour length, I was shown some incredibly cool stuff. The new G4 Cube and the new iMacs looked even more beautiful than I had imagined they could. El Steve had performed his wizardry once again, and I was impressed.

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Netscape 6 is my “browser of choice” (not!)

Slow, ugly, and bloated. Those three words sum up Netscape 6 pretty well. When I heard that Netscape 6 PR 1 was released, I was looking forward to seeing what it was all about. Why? Netscape hasn’t released a new version of their browser in well over 6 or 7 months. Maybe you didn’t even know there was a Netscape 6 at all.

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Macs are a Myth

I teach in a Computer Science classroom. One of my chief duties is to introduce freshmen, 14 year olds, to computers in general. Although most have a computer at home (I do surveys in the beginning of the year), only 1/4 of those that are familiar with computers have ever heard of the Macintosh, or realize that there is another platform choice.

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