Sony Announces In-Shirt XMB

Citing considerable demand, Sony has announced that they will be offering in-shirt Cross-Media Bar in a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles. The feature would, for the first time, allow people to access the cross-media bar while they are wearing a shirt. Currently using the Cross-Media Bar requires gamers to don a kimono. Sony has not yet set a timeline for when this feature will be available.

Sony remained silent when asked if they would also offer in-blouse and in-hoodie Cross-Media Bar support.


New PS3 Model Coming Out?

I've been looking into buying a PS3 recently (hey, I need to do something to pass the time before Super Smash Bros. Brawl is finally released...), and I've noticed that the 80GB PS3 seems to be disappearing.

It's no longer available from Best Buy. I asked a blue-shirt at a Best Buy if they had any 80GB PS3s. When they looked it up on the computer, I noticed that the "deleted" flag had been set on its entry. Apparently Best Buy no longer expects to carry 80 GB PS3s.


KDE4 for Windows

KDE4 has recently released a Windows version of KDE which allows many popular KDE applications like Konqueror under Windows.

Well, sort of.

The installation process is still a bit sketchy. My first attempt to use the graphical installer failed, because I was behind a firewall and the attempt to use Firefox's settings failed. (It does need to be noted that I use a PAC script for settings, so if using Firefox settings worked for someone else, that could be why.)


Merry Christmas

I've put up the Christmas decorations here at! The theme will remain up for the remainder of the month.

Java, Copy Constructors, and clone()

The need to copy objects come up frequently in object-oriented programming. The are many times when an object needs to be copied, so a new object with the same state can be modified.

There are several solutions for this. Which one is best? That's, unfortunately, debatable.


I guess Mario isn't quite so passé

I've been watching Rise of the Video Game on Discovery channel. It's somewhat interesting to see what they say and what they show.

In the second episode, they mention that "the era of the mustached plumber is over," talking about how Mario has become passé and "more realistic" games like Grand Theft Auto 3, Halo, The Godfather and the like have taken over.


Scheduled Downtime

Dreamhost will be moving the Spacey cluster on December 1st, from approximately 6:00AM to 2:00PM GMT. This will cause this site to be down for the same period of time.

Review: Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations

System: Nintendo DS
Score: 4/5 4 (Good)

There's really only one thing to say about Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations: it's just like the previous two games.



It's November now, and that means that NaNoWriMo 2007 has started!

As always, their website appears to be running amazingly slowly, so I'm currently trying to come up with a better way of linking my writing progress (currently 0 words out of 50,000).

Good luck to all the other NaNoWriMo authors out there!


Thoughts on Phoenix Wright 3

I haven't actually completed the game yet, so this isn't a review. Instead it's just some rambling about the game.

The first comment has to be that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations is just like any other Phoenix Wright game that's been released on the DS. Astounding, I know.

But that's just it, it is simply more of the same. It's five new cases, using the same gameplay as the previous game without the special DS-specific case that the first Phoenix Wright game offered.



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