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Sid Meier's CivIV (or Civ4 to those of us not playing the Romans)

Sid has responded to some questions asked by Slashdot.

Civ4 is due out any day now.

I wonder when the Civ4 Dev Team will get around to answering their questions.

Broken Computers

The boss brought his sister-in-law's computer in for me to fix today. It's a fairly new HP Pentium4 2.6GHz.

Looks like somebody knocked the monitor plug a bit too hard, and broke it off the motherboard.

MicroATX motherboard, no AGP slot.. well look on the bright side - I've finally found a use for that old 2meg S3 Trio64 PCI card I've had sitting in a box for the last 7 years.

Darth Tooth

OK, so I havent been to the dentist in a few years. I've been a vewy naughty boy.

Turns out I had a massive cavity in one of my teeth, ended up with about 1/2 of it being a metalic filling, the other half tooth.

My new dentist is far better than my last one. I didn't feel a thing while he carved out 1/2 my tooth.

Since it is half machine and half human, I shall call it Darth Tooth.

ADMA Do-Not-Call list

Sick of Telemarketing calls? Register with the Australian Direct Marketing Association's Do Not Contact list.

http://www.adma.com.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=1999

Orson Scott Card reviews Serenity

Orson Scott Card, writer of some really great science fiction (Ender's Game etc) has reviewed the new Joss Whedon movie, Serenity - the movie version of the tv show Firefly (which I only ever saw one episode of, but which I'll be chasing up after seeing this movie this week.. damn it was awesome :-) Makes good reading and the movie, good viewing ;-)

The review

Holy load average Batman!

10:18:50 up 16 days, 53 min, 5 users, load average: 43.39, 23.01, 10.61


So I added 200 photos to the gallery, then told the whole office about them.

They were photos from Monday night's netball game, which was my first attempt at indoor sports photography. I didn't do too badly, and I certainly learnt from the experience.

The photos are here.

Civilization Anonymous!

Finally a site for those of us with severe Civilization addiction! See others with the same affliction and share their experiences!

http://www.civanon.com/

(The movie is particularly informative!)

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Another update! Release notes from Sid Meier himself!!

Civ4 Release Notes

Car Crash Safety

Made In China. no thanks. check out these two video clips of a crash test.

External view

Internal view

NSW Railways 150th birthday

This weekend marks the 150th birthday of railways in NSW. Central Station was host to a large display of locos and rollingstock on display this weekend. I spent about 6 hours there yesterday and still didn't manage to see it all.

Pictures can be viewed in My Gallery, and more information can be seen at the Railcorp website.

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