Archive for August, 2006

Vintage Systems cleaned up

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I have just finished cleaning up the entire Vintage Systems section, so you can now go there again without fear of any rusty nails sticking out.

HTML descriptions

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

It is now possible to have HTML tags in the link description. I have added this to have a way to distinguish site taglines from the actual description.

Sam & Max Hit the Ground

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I am just playing Sam & Max Hit the Road, and it is definitely the worst LucasArts point-and-click adventure game I have ever played, and I have played them all (except The Dig). There is hardly a puzzle I can figure out without UHS hints. Cycling through the actions with the right mouse button is absolutely nerve-wrecking. Pathfinding and collision detection are suboptimal (try walking through the vortex without falling asleep), the conversations repetitive and not interruptible (I don’t give a fuck about Snuckey U., especially after I have sat through the same moronic speech five hundred times!!), and did I mention the puzzles lack any logic whatsoever? To top it off, the jokes hardly ever work for me, particularly those that are supposed to be self-deprecating. This heap of rabbit intestines is parsecs away from Day of the Tentacle.

Strange New World

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

I just found out that is gone, but its Cafepress store is still there. I’ll let you know what I think of this once I have figured it out.

PC Engine Bonanza. Of Sorts.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Trying to add some flesh to the PC Engine sections, I searched the web for related sites missing in the directory. In the end, I rounded up about a dozen – and about fifty mostly Sega and Nintendo-related sites that did not manage to jump out of my way soon enough. Anyway, expect new video game links in the coming weeks.

Status Update

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Yes, I know, I’m neglecting my blogging duty …

Board support is coming along well: Since the last post, several hundred(!) bootloaders (i.e. a nearly complete u-boot build), mostly for PowerPC and ARM boards, as well as a few dozen ARM kernels have made it into MicroSUSE. MIPS kernels are next on the todo list.

Last Thursday, all architectures built fine, but since Friday uClibc SVN is broken. Therefore, only the glibc targets build at the moment.

Alexa, Wayback

Monday, August 28th, 2006

On the ‘more’ page there are now links for telling Alexa to update the site’s thumbnail, going to the Alexa’s site info page, and checking the page’s history at the Internet Archive. Have fun.


Monday, August 28th, 2006

OK, now we have the thumbnails as well. Unfortunately, they don’t go that well with the traditional one-column layout…

You people are… weird!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

After checking out the links Alexa gives as related to, I must say that you people really have a strange taste in websites. I added most of them to the directory, but a few were just too bad to have them on my web site. If you want you can check for yourself.

Wikipedia crawling

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Initially, I had the problem that mnoGoSearch tried to leech Wikipedia in its entirety as soon as one single article was present in the directory. I circumvented this by adding a special rule to my indexer.conf generator script that caused the engine not to follow any links in Wikipedia. I have now changed that so that it follows links one level deep so that articles with a direct relation to those in the directory will be indexed.