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Counter-Strike?Tuesday 27th November 2007
I haven't played this in ages; mainly because I can't find a server that comes into my criteria for playing:
* Must have more than 2 maps in it's rotation
* Must not be de_dust or de_dust2 when I join
* Must not be empty
* Must not be full (duh)
* Must not be mostly filled with bots (why play online?)
* Must not have some stupid mod that changes the game so massively it's not CS.

Needless to say, these are hard to come by. I finally found myself on a French server, and apart from an admin that kept giving everybody $16000 every few rounds, it was fairly vanilla.

But of course, I forgot one thing from my list of criteria:

* Must not have n00bs/kids/twats as admins:

Dash killed ]LM[ ZeTooN with aug.
(ADMIN) ]LM[ ZeTooN : banned player Dash

*sigh*


Linux for the massesSunday 18th November 2007
I'm still not entirely convinced. There are some simple things currently bugging me about openSUSE. I'm using the "Gnome" interface (generally Linux comes with KDE or Gnome), as I find it simpler.

My first "this is poor" thought came when I was mounting some drives in the partitioner. I loaded the screen and changed an option straight away; but that screen shouldn't have been available, it's just the antique of a 1.6GHz P4 I was running it on didn't finish the loading screen in time. If I had been patient it would have set some defaults and disabled what shouldn't be available with the default options.

But, if it was written correctly, all items should have been disabled until it had fully loaded.

My second "hmph" is with other applications and windows stealing focus all the time. With it running so slowly on my hardware, I have a habit of leaving it doing something whilst I do something to occupy my time. Such as, loading the Auto Updates, I'll browse the web using Firefox at the time.

All of a sudden, the auto-updates will steal focus. Very annoying, and if you're typing, you can happily input something into the pop-up by accident.

Two very simple things; both of which don't cause me a problem when using something like Windows 2000. I can't remember about Windows 95, not sure if focus could be stole in that. But still, Windows 2000 was out a looong time ago.


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