Archive for December 20th, 2005

Better living through web-ordering

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Just received a shipment from amazon.co.uk with a Girls Aloud DVD in it. Sorry not available in Canada or the U.S., only in PAL and region 2. Their cover of the “Pointer Sisters” “Jump” is quite excellent.

Also got a book called “Is it just me or is everything shit? (Nov. 2005)” full of wonderfully British observations complete with a fine examination of Sofia’ Coppola’s Lost in Translation… er, and Macs, and DVD-user-restrictions, etc… Sorry not in the US or Canada, eh.. amazon.ca can get it for you in 1 to 4 months.

I think there was a moral to the story, then again maybe not. Just more content for your region-free player and filler to make the order from abroad worthwhile. Enjoy!

Jake2 – Quake 2 in Java

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005


I just quickly tried “Jake 2”, which is a port of the Quake 2 engine over to Java, and I have to say I was very impressed!
I opted for the “webstart” version,
which downloaded everything and ended up creating a native “.app” file on my Mac, which is cool.