Saturday, October 07, 2006

I picked up a copy of Company of Heroes for the PC today. I traded in a couple of old games and there was an additional discount on new games (EB struggling for sales of PC games?). I'm installing it now, so hopefully once the little one falls asleep I'll be able to try it out. :)

Friday, October 06, 2006

This must be the coolest technology to work with:

Big World tech.

It's technology for MMPOGS, which supposedly can support millions of players. The quality of the technology just boggles my mind - I can't imagine how long it took to develop such a system. They also provide a large number of tools for creating the world - those alone would take many man years. It makes the code I work on look like childs play! I'd love to work with this kind of technology. More-so considering the company is in Australia!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I discovered a discussion forum that uses AJAX to dynamically update the browser when new posts are added. This way you don't have to refresh the browser to see rencent postings. I'd love to incorporate this feature into my WebSite Framework scripts, but I'd have to somehow create wrapper classes for using AJAX, which I really don't have time to do. I may just finish it in three years!

Monday, October 02, 2006

I noticed Volvo have a new model; the C30. For those that remember, it looks to be the modern equivalent of the 480ES, which I used to own. My 480 was quite the dog mechanically, it wasn't particularly fast, but I loved it all the same. No doubt 99% of people will say the 480 was an old fart's car and wouldn't dream of owning one. The C30 may well be a different story.

Volvo C30
Balsa - Email Client

I thought I'd try out Balsa ( - Evolution is too slow and clunky, and Thunderbird is good, but I was hoping to use something native to GNOME. Or at least as native as one can get with GNOME.

I managed to import numerous emails from KDE, but Balsa is proving to be incredibly buggy. If I scroll through each message in my inbox using the arrow keys, Balsa will hang once I've looked at say two or three messages. Every time. It's a shame as it looks like a useful, light mail client. Well not so useful if you can't view messages!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

I re-installed Ubuntu 6.06 and removed PCLinuxOS, which uses KDE. So now I need to import all my KMail emails and contacts into Thunderbird. How? Well, the FAQ says to fire up KMail..... That's all well and good but I don't have KDE installed any more? So any ideas how to import from KMail to Thunderbird without KDE installed?

Update: I found this site, which seems to work nicely for emails.

Maildir to mbox Conversion Utility