News, in a Nutshell

Turns out I missed out on a lot of news during this week. Let's see if I can catch up.

  • Doom 3 for the goes gold master, in stores March 14 (via Melo). Now this is something to look forward to.
  • Terry Pratchett fans did a full-length dramatisation of one of his novels (trailer).
  • Firefox was updated to 1.0.1, including a couple of anti-popup fixes. I wish I could say the same for .
  • So you want a -enabled Windows Mobile phone? It seems to be in the pipeline.
  • The range updates caused an untold amount of entropy. And no, I'm not talking about the Hello Kitty iPod mini. Besides the (actually rather sensible) decision of dropping the Firewire cable and making slight improvements (and size adjustments) across all ranges, there are more controversial issues like not bundling an AC charger with the (okay, fine, you can apparently charge it from , like all handheld devices should - including phones), and requiring an extra dock/cable/connector arrangement for the photo (which is already a premium product) to connect to cameras (instead of a nice, neat, built-in socket).
  • was Steve Jobs' birthday. I had no idea. I had no idea that Yahoo bought Flickr either, but then it's not confirmed yet - it doesn't thrill me in the least, though.
  • I've been following VideoLAN since the early days of the codec wars, but made me shiver. It was pretty obvious that music sharing would give rise to something like this, but... Wow. If I had a lot of video content, I'd stick this into my and make it into a kick-ass media server. Guess it's time to start investigating options for ripping and storing my DVD collection...