Out of the Blue

It was five years ago today that a .plan update by John Carmack (I didn't even know I still had a copy of that from the days before .plan trackers) revealed .plans to scrap the original Quake netcode and create QuakeWorld. While QW didn't turn out quite as originally conceived, as plans for things like a chat mode, global ranking, and banning of players at the Master Server level were eventually scrapped, it did turn out to be the way that a lot of folks finally got to have an enjoyable experience playing an online FPS without a broadband connection.

I know I've mentioned the original web-cam before, the one that was used by the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory to see if there was coffee in the coffee pot. Now the Historic Trojan Room coffee pot is up for auction on eBay (thanks Scott Thurston), your chance to own a piece of web history. Hey, and I need a coffee pot too -- too bad I already have a full supply of broken ones.

Link of the Day: Whatever-Dude's Reader Submission Contest Winner #1. Exploring the eerie connections between Calvin & Hobbes and Fight Club.
Bonus Link: The Smoking Gun Archive with a list of vanity license plates you cannot order from the New York State DMV. Thanks Pr0ducer.
Story of the Day: Cusack White House Campaign Gathers Momentum on Web (Reuters).
Bonus Story: Three-Year-Old Makes Hole-in-One at California Course (Fox). Thanks theAntiELVIS. Reminding those of us who've given up on the game why we did so.
Follow-up: ABCNEWS.com where they have shark petting video related to a recent story of the day. Thanks Chris Morris.
Media of the Day: GRACELESSLAND. The virtual ink was probably barely dry on my words about my MTV days yesterday when theAntiELVIS got to work.

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