Upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 Behind a Proxy

If you do a update-manager -d under Ubuntu 9.10 and happen to be behind a firewall, you might notice that it appears to freeze as soon as you click on the Upgrade button. This is caused by a known bug in Ubuntu where the start of the upgrade process doesn't take your proxy settings into account.

It's been fixed in 10.04, but that doesn't help you if you're using 9.10 or 9.04.

So how do you fix it?


Let's Play Commander Keen 4

PAX East is coming up this weekend, and what better way to prepare than to play really old DOS sidescrollers?

So, Let's Play Commander Keen 4!

This is my first Let's Play, so it's going to be a bit rough around the edges. Video is available after the jump.


Quick Final Fantasy Quiz

Here's a quick little quiz. Which one of these twelve sages do you need to speak to in order to move the game on?

There are twelve sages, eleven are dressed in red, and one is dressed in blue with a large blue hat.

Answer in the full article.


CBS's "NCIS" Cold-Blooded Murder List

The CBS show NCIS has had their characters kill people in cold blood quite a few times. This post attempts to create a list of victims who have either been killed in cold blood directly by a “good guy” or indirectly via ploys by the “good guys.”

Needless to say, there are spoilers below.


Garland will CRUSH YOU!

This is photoshopped (well, GIMPed), but if you've played Dissidia Final Fantasy:

Garland: I'll CRUSH YOU!!

Wait, How Are They Going to do Tceles-B Hsup?

One of the things in Final Fantasy was a "magic spell" taught to you by a broom that told you to Tceles-B Hsup - "push B-select" backwards. It brought up the world map. How can they do that on the iPhone?

Broom: Wodniw Sutats Dloh Dna Pat.

Ah. Like that.

Final Fantasy is out on iPhone

Hm... I may need to add an iPhone section under games.

Whatever. In any case, Final Fantasy (both I and II) are out for iPhone. Here are some screenshots from my first 15 minutes (yeah, I know, not very interesting):

I'm glad to see the StAX documentation is well proffread

I'm glad to see the Java StAX documentation is proffread - because it certainly isn't proofread.

Two examples are below, one from XMLStreamReader, and another from XMLOutputFactory.


Xbox Gamer Card

I've already posted my PS3 one, so I might as well throw up my Xbox gamer card:



ZSNES is a cross-platform (well, cross-OS, since it's written in assembly - so x86 only) Super Nintendo emulator.

Since it can be compiled for Linux, it stands to reason it can be compiled for Mac OS X.

And it can. More (including a DMG) after the jump.


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