Archive for May, 2010

Steam, Steam, Forget What I Said, I Love you Afterall

May 12, 2010

After hearing about Valve porting Steam (and all of their games, including Half-Life [1]) to OS X, I thought that they would port it to Linux. Linux is more similar to OS X than to Windows, after all. And they did port Source to Open GL. So why not do a little more work and open up to a new market: Linux gamers. So when I open Slashdot today and see that they are indeed planning to port Steam (and their games) to Linux, I can say that I was pleasantly surprised. Not to mention that Portal is free until the 24th for Windows and Mac users (and presumably Linux users too, after they release Steam for Linux and it’s advertising for Portal 2, but what the hell).

Steam, forget all that I’ve said. I might dislike some of the things about Steam, but then Valve goes and does this. This outweighs the bad.


If You Have Everything, Search with Everything

May 4, 2010

I was looking for a new search utility a few days ago (the XP one just doesn’t cut it, and I don’t know how to revert back to the classic non Dog search in XP x64). While looking I found a small utlity (not even 500KB) that caught my interest. It’s name: Everything. It’s fast. No, I take that back. It’s very fast. The first time I ran it, it indexed everything on my C drive (131,492 objects, currently) in under 30 seconds. Its simple and dog-less interface does what it has to do, nothing more, nothing less.

If you want search that just works, download it. And no, I’m not the developer, just a newfound fan of it.