Saturday, July 01, 2006

Patrick Norton's Wardrobe on DL TV

I was watching a recent episode of DL TV today and they read a viewer email about Patrick dressing like a gas station attendant. He commented that he has two shirts like that and he said that apparently wore them too often. I had noticed the shirts as well, but to me this was like Patrick's trademark. It is not unheard of to have personalities have clothing they always wear during appearances.

The other point that was attempted in the viewer email was that it was making geeks look bad by him dressing down. Are we geeks really known for our fashion sense?

I have a few friends like Patrick, who are into tech, but also know their way around an engine. I find that it enhances their abilities when working on computer hardware. Someone thinking that looking like a grease monkey invalidates any opinions one has about technology is short sited.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Star Wars Battlefront II

It took me a while to figure out what was going on with the game. At first I wanted to be a jedi all the time, but I think I like the concept of mostly just being regular soldiers.

Here were some questions I had that I think I figured out and some questions that I still don't understand.
-How do I be a Jedi in this game? You can earn points or be the server and set the server to spawn the heros more frequently and set a lower level of points that are required to become a hero.
-How do I pick which hero I can be on a given level or is it set? Mos Eisly assult comes up as Heros vs Villians, which allows you to pick any of the heros or villians, depending on which team you are on. That still doesn't answer how to pick a jedi when in Jaba's palace rather than being Boba Fett.

Found a FAQ site on this game that looks like it might be a little helpful.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Linux Bootable CD/DVD

I haven't wanted to take the time to do a Linux install and don't know much about recompiling the kernal, BUT I have wanted to learn how to use Linux. What I have elected to do for the time being is use versions of Linux that I can just boot from a CD and go.

The go part has been a little rough as I have been having trouble getting any version of Linux that boots from a CD to use my WIFI adapter. Nonetheless I have been able to learn a few things.

Here are links to the bootable CD Linux distributions I have been trying.