Day: April 22, 2004

  • Mark Your Calendar

    Lots of releases are due out in the next few weeks:

    • OpenBSD 3.5 is scheduled to be released May 1.  Roll out the CARP!  Listen to the release song too if you get a chance.
    • Tribes and Tribes 2 will be released for free at fileplanet on May 4.  According to the Vivendi Universal press release it will also hit newsstands on a DVD attached to Computer Gaming Word on that same day.  I played the crap out of Tribes, but never got around to picking up Tribes 2.  I’m looking forward to playing Tribes 2 for free, and I’m also psyched about Tribes: Vengeance due out Q4 2004.
    • SUSE Linux 9.1 Professional and Personal should be available for purchase May 6.
  • Freshmeat Tracks SymbianOS Ecosystem

    While browsing freshmeat today, I saw that they have a new Operating System listed: SymbianOS.  I don’t know how long the category has been there, but it was refreshing to see it there.  It also allowed me to stumble upon a few projects that obviously slipped passed my radar:

    • BarcR UPC Code Reader: pretty much in the proof of concept stage, but it has potential.
    • Bemused: control Winamp, Windows Media Player, or Powerpoint via Bluetooth from your Series 60 or UIQ phone.
    • Bomber is a J2ME app designed for Series 60.  It reminds me of a classic bomber game that I played under various names on various platforms when I was a kid.
    • WabbelLab simulates that annoying but addictive game where you try to get the marble through the maze without having it drop in any of the holes.  You can play by tilting your phone.  Tracking is done via the camera.