Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Your E-Mail + Links

Lots of good e-mail--thank you as always.

DQ reader Frank Regan sends in a link to a very nasty story indicating that Symantec has been hiding a rootkit from users. That's right--Symantec. Here's the link:

Jeffrey Haas sends in a link to an excellent talk on game design given by Raph koster. I don't agree with all of it, but it's very thoughtful and well worth reading.
Also please note that for the first time in the history of this column, I managed to spell Raph's name without inserting an "l."

Jason Price let me know that he's posted an interview with the Director of Sins of a Solar Empire, and you can find it here:

David Gloier sends in the fabulous news that Popular Mechanics is having a new sweepstakes: to win an earthmover. Here's an excerpt from the sweepstakes announcement:
Some magazines give away 12-piece cookware sets or, if you're lucky, a trip to Hawaii. We're giving away the RC-30 Posi-Track, a track loader made by ASV that's worth $23,134.

Greatest contest ever. Here's the link: http://www.popularmechanics.com/survey/1854731.html.

DQ Hall of Famer Andy Singel sends in a link to an old but classic list: "How to be a Successful Evil Overlord." Very funny, if you haven't already seen it (and still funny to me when I read it again). Here's the link:

Barri Williams let me know that the deadline for the Xfire moviemaking contest (which I've mentioned previously) has been extended to February 6. Full contest information here:

DQ reader and Future Nobel Prize Winner Brian Pilnick sends in a link to an excellent Circuit City game clearance sale. No PC titles, but some great deals on console games.

Finally, DQ reader John Richards let me know that in 1988, George Rogers (a running back who was first pick in the NFL draft) did play in a Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins. So when I wrote that no running back who had been first pick in the draft since 1965 had played in a Super Bowl, I was incorrect.

Those links should ensure that you get absolutely nothing worthwhile done this morning. Glad I could help.

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