Halo 2 AI Details

posted on 2004-11-22 at 23:16:32 by Joel Ross

Have you gotten Halo 2 yet? I haven't, but if I do, I'll know how to beat it! Why? Because there's an article about the Artificial Intelligence in Halo 2. It's a pretty good read. more »

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Google Deskbar API

posted on 2004-11-22 at 22:48:07 by Joel Ross

Apparently, a public API is the cool thing to do. And we all know Google is cool! So that's why they released an API for Google Deskbar. What can you do with it? The SDK shows how to search your Outlook contacts and generating a random password. Other id… more »

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The TiVo Controversy

posted on 2004-11-20 at 00:26:02 by Joel Ross

TiVo took some heat this week. There were numerous posts about unplugging your TiVo and moving to some other solution. Even Mike Swanson talks about how nice MCE 2005 is. He was the first person to ever talk to me about TiVo, and he was passionate about… more »

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Finally, A Way To Track My Comments

posted on 2004-11-18 at 23:46:59 by Joel Ross

Dave Burke points out a tool called WebMon, which allows you to add web pages to it, and it alerts you when the page changes. So now, finally, I can add a site that I make comments on and see when it's updated. I've added comments to sites before,… more »

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Skype Update

posted on 2004-11-16 at 09:41:43 by Joel Ross

Go get the latest version of Skype. It looks a potentially serious flaw was fixed. From the release notes: bugfix: buffer overflow fix. Don't mess around with buffer overflows!   more »

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Rojo.com Beta

posted on 2004-11-12 at 23:51:44 by Joel Ross

It looks like Rojo.com is actually starting to invite people to try out thier service. After I found out about it, I signed up for an invite. A couple of days ago, I got my invite. To be honest, I couldn't find much about it at the time, so I had no ide… more »

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Using Google Desktop Search With Other File Types

posted on 2004-11-12 at 07:51:27 by Joel Ross

I downloaded Google Desktop a while ago, and was a little disappointed that you couldn't specify which file types to index. Specifically, wouldn't it be nice to index your source code? Then, when you have a problem, and you know you've done som… more »

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Skype API In Action

posted on 11/12/04 at 12:37:59 am by Joel Ross

On my blog, I added a something new. It's my current Skype status. From it, you can click it to see my Q-Card, where you can leave me a message to call you, and I get an IM from Jyve telling me you want me to call you. You can send me a phone number, or… more »

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Skype API Is Official

posted on 2004-11-10 at 23:57:14 by Joel Ross

A couple of days ago, Skype officially announced their API. I find it ammusing that four links from the homepage, you can get to a PDF file (API documentation) that states on page one that says it "is considered to be strictly confidential." Wouldn't it… more »

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