Player Housing in MMOs

Massively.com asks whether people want player housing noting that people would often rather see the development time invested into endgame content (I would add: or general game content).

I want to address that particular concern: the development cost of player housing.

Lucid on the SSD with dialogs

Damn. 15 secondish boot time (from power on). Lot of that is the BIOS checking for drives and starting grub! From selecting the OS in grub to the login screen is about 3-4 seconds, and from entering my password to having a usable desktop: about 2 more.

Here’s how (on Ubuntu Lucid):

By the power of Chrome, I command thee!

Ever had one of those “oh $*#@” moments when you’ve finally finished filling out a long form, and hit submit only to see an error message? And when you hit the back button, the form was blank… If so, you know you need Lazarus. And if not, you have a chance to install Lazarus before disaster strikes!

And though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Ctrl-W, I shall fear no blank form.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/loljledaigphbcpfhfmgopdkppkifgno?hl=en-US

(This I have to try: it’ll probably increase my frequency of blog posting by about 8x).

Stay Focusd

You sit down at the computer, and you swear you'll be productive. Next thing you know, it's twelve hours later. You've checked your email, updated your Facebook status, browsed the trending topics on Twitter, read your RSS feeds, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, looked at all your high-school crushes' Facebook photos, and lost a week's pay playing online poker. 

What you haven't done is WORK.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji?hl=en

*Cough* I dunno what they’re talking about.

I wonder if I can bring myself to install it? :)

Do we really need more (of the same) browsers?

http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/

Honestly – I think that GNU/FSF are just sore that 99% of their software is to open source and commercial software what a cardboard box is to a house. It’s a roof over your head, isn’t it? Having something as sexy as Firefox/Mozilla in their archive probably makes them feel sexy: they tried cross-dressing but apparently Victoria’s Secret doesn’t have a Free Knickers Foundation competitor yet. ;)

Wish I’d started here…

Apparently there is a Debian-based Xen LiveCD.