Blizzard and Future MMOs?

I’ve been thinking about the possibility that Blizzard might release an MMO based upon other popular franchises of theirs in light of the enormous success World of Warcraft (WoW) has enjoyed for over four years. Sadly, it’s not going to happen, and I’ll tell you why. Read more…

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Graduation…

This is just a brief announcement. I am now semi-officially an alumni of New Mexico State University after much wailing and gnashing of teeth (I made that last bit up). At the very least, it’s been a tremendous relief. Read more…

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Remotely Start Windows Service… from Samba

I was at university today when I realized I had disabled my WinVNC service over the weekend in order to isolate a problem that–as it turns out–was not related to VNC. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to restart the service and was left with no way to remote into my desktop at home. Worse, since I’ve been using Visual Studio a lot, I configured the bootloader to enter Windows by default rather than Gentoo–so no hope of fixing things remotely from there, either. As it turns out, however, the problem wasn’t nearly as difficult as I made it out to be. Read more…

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