It's here! This morning I've finally released a very beta version of Wiki Wide Web. You can grab the Firefox extension from here.
Please enjoy, I've started dispersing invites already, but if you'd like one, ask me in #wikiwideweb on irc.cyberarmy.net or via other method of communication. Please try it out, and I hope you enjoy it!
In class, sometimes I just can't make myself care. Either I know it, or the professor just drones on. Luckily, I have my trusty IBM T60 running Ubuntu 7.04. Many people I've talked to about Linux vs. Windows cite games as a reason for staying with Windows. While this is true, there are many great, free games out there for Linux. There are also some commercial games that run on both. Here are some that I've enjoyed in the past:
Savage: The Battle for Newerth – This game is more gfx intensive than any of the others, and is now being released for free. It is a realtime strategy shooter, where players assume the roles of both a commander, and the soldiers on the field.
Nibbles – This comes with GNOME, and is 'finger-twitching good' to quote one of the skill levels, play with up to 3 other people on some very challenging courses.
Tremulous – Based on the Quake 3 engine, it is a game that pits alien versus humans. Humans have guns and armor, whereas the aliens have more natural attacks, and some can walk on the walks and sneak across the ceilings.
Planet Penguin Racer – Control Tux as you race down the icy slopes in many of the user created tracks. Either enter a cup, collecting herring in a given time, or go for big air.
This is a very short list, but these are the ones I play the most, and are a nice way to while away the time.
As of January 3, 2007, I'm officially a published author! A technical report that my boss and I wrote was published. ERDC/CRREL TR06-20: Object-Oriented Approach to Manipulating Acoustic and Seismic Spectra. It covers the high level math and the framework for creating a Java class that holds and manipulates acoustic or seismic data.