Sunday, August 22, 2004

Half-Life 2 At 587Mb, it is one huge freaking download, but this hi-res gameplay video of Half-Life 2 is absolutely amazing. As expected, the graphics are some of the best I've ever seen, but what impressed me even more is how extremely dynamic and interactive the environment is. I can hardly wait for this game to get released.... (56 words, 8 Comments)

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

SharpReader and XP SP2 (or any other firewall) If you recently installed XP SP2, chances are you've seen the following warning upon starting SharpReader: This warning occurs because SharpReader by default listens on port 5335 for clicks on Radio UserLand subscribe buttons that are found on many weblogs. If SharpReader is currently running, you can try this one for example to open my weblog in SharpReader: If you... (132 words, 20 Comments)

XP SP2 Just installed XP SP2 on my laptop and so far everything seems to be working just fine. The only small issue I ran into was that the enhanced security in IE prevented me from logging into TheServerSide.NET when its webpage was embedded in a hotmail frameset. (I was trying to download the free pdf download of "Essential XML Quick Reference"... (110 words, 56 Comments)

Saturday, August 7, 2004

Help Make Blogs More Visible! There are by some estimates more than a million weblogs. But most of them get no visibility in search engines. Only a few "A-List" blogs get into the top search engine results for a given topic, while the majority of blogs just don't get noticed. The reason is that the smaller blogs don't have enough links pointing to them. But... (353 words, 28 Comments)