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I got into Wheel of Time fairly young--maybe just after the third book came out--and kept with it despite the punishing slowness of the books after, say, Lord of Chaos. But it really was something different, I think. It was epic, not a standard journey to slay the bad guy after this first couple of books, like so much of fantasy after Tolkien it seems. And though slow and a little tedious at times, it never pissed me off like the last couple of books of Dark Tower, which it seems is the standard metric for WoT.

Journal Journal: Google Summer of Code 2007 Accepted Projects Listed

The Google Summer of Code website now provides a full list of the projects accepted for Summer of Code 2007. Organizations have a varying number of accepted slots ranging from about 3 projects up to 10 or more for some of the larger organizations. Lets hold a congratulations for all the accepted applicants and best wishes for successful project completions.

Submission + - Opera 9.20 Released

FunWithKnives writes: "When launching Opera today, I was greeted by the notification that version 9.20 has been released and is available for download. The Unix Changelog lists a multitude of upgrades and new features. The most interesting of these, in my opinion, is Speed Dial, which lets you set up to nine default websites in a "number pad" type of arrangement, which will then show up every time a new tab is opened, along with the search bar of your preferred search engine. This allows easier access to frequented sites and searches. Keyboard shortcuts have also been mapped for each Speed Dial entry (Ctrl + 0-9). Of course, if you dislike the new funtionality, Speed Dial can be hidden with the click of a link in the lower right-hand corner of the page. From a day's worth of use, 9.20 seems even snappier than earlier versions, and is probably well worth the upgrade."

Submission + - Will Open Source "Rescue" Microsoft?

Brotherred writes: Will Open Source "Rescue" Microsoft? Open source could help MS. Yeah like um have you ever heard of Windows Server2003? Thanx BSD! Here is an excerpt: Has The VAR Guy lost his mind with this thesis? Absolutely not.In fact, the software giant recently tried to join the Open Solutions Alliance, which includes roughly a dozen open source companies, The VAR Guy hears. What's Microsoft up to? The potential answer involves Windows Longhorn.

Submission + - How to make a Custom Windows Install w/ nLite

spyderman4g63 writes: " make-a-custom-windows-install-w-nlite

Most people have things that they remove from a fresh Windows install every time that they install. Such as services, tools, programs, and others. There are many ways to get settings removed before installing so that you do not have to modify it after every install. One of the ways would be to make a custom install for Windows."

Feed LG announces VW Beetle PMP: colorful, not much storage space (

Filed under: Portable Audio, Portable Video, Transportation

Volkswagen may have a crush on Apple -- you'll recall the "buy one Fox get one iPod free" iFox promotion -- but it seems that LG is the DAP manufacturer with a little thing for the German automaker, announcing a Beetle-themed PMP at the Seoul Motor Show. Like the efficient little car that inspired it, the unnamed flash player sports front and rear badges, comes in one of three primary colors, and only features enough "trunk space" (2GB or 4GB) for your shorter trips -- road warriors should look for an 8GB luxury vehicle or hard drive-based media SUV. Codec support is lean but adequate, with MP3, WMA, OGG, MPEG-4, and WMV 9 files playable through headphones and/or on the 2.6-inch LCD, resolution unknown. Also a mystery are price, release, and availability, so VW fans will have to continuing getting their fix from the I-Playaz Beetle-shaped DAP speaker or jet-powered bug for the foreseeable future.

[Via Everything USB]

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