Saturday, 22 September 2007

Skype!

Having tried it and failed some time ago, when our local network was weirdly set up and our bandwidth limit lower, I hadn't bothered trying Skype again until just recently.

Skype is absolutely great. How else can you conference-call between Australia, England, and America, and just chat for four hours or more, without paying a thing? It's been of great encouragement to me to talk to Marah and Thierran, not to mention the fun of chatting about random bits and pieces!!

VOIP (you mean those planes that can take off like a helicopter? Oh! Voice over IP! IP? IP!) is the way to do things. You don't even need a crash-hot internet connection... although it does help. But get yourself a set of headphones, otherwise everything will feed back badly.

Yay Skype!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

RosMud version 1.3.8

Only a couple of small changes to RosMud itself, but there have been a number of improvements to the plugins.

* Increased the input buffer size from 1024 to 4096 bytes. You can now execute really long commands :)
* Allowed tabs to be typed into the command field.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Larry Wall and the gcc

Larry Wall is a great source of quotes. He was so good at coming up with worthwhile things to say that he got immortalized in the GNU C Compiler - it has an option "-Wall" to make the compiler have a really good look at your code and figure out something neat to say.