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It's difficult to say who's the most famous. I know I've read books by Tom Archer, though he can hardly be considered a CP member anymore. Nish, of course, is famous for his scholarly text on Cricket and young love, which I happen to own and proudly display. And, of course, Christopher and Marc are both famous in their own rights. Then, too, I think I've seen most of our Marketing and back office staff on Page3 at one time or another, so surely that counts as Fame, no?
It is either 'You' or 'Jeff Atwood' (I think he is one of the very famous person from outside who has CP profile). and the funny thing is, people over SO might not know you and many CP members do not know Atwood. also there are lot of people who follow him on his blog and twitter.
And I am not considering myself in famous person list, otherwise...
Oooh, fameous. I thought geeks didn't care about famous. Aren't we supposed to just toil away in isolation? If you're famous, aren't you so busy writing legendary code that nobody knows who you are? What are you famous for if you're spending all your time blogging instead of turning out code? These are existential questions.
That's the nature of the business, Chris. I no sooner finished reviewing Manning's ASP.Net MVC 3 In Action than Microsoft introduced MVC 4. Happily, the authors were able to quickly update the text and publish it before MS deprecated MVC and ASP.Net completely, about 20 minutes ago.
“Collaboration is not a management thing. … Everyone has a role in defining whether collaborations happen or not. But history has shown that the most critical part of a collaboration are the individuals doing the work.”
That's DRM free, no CD required, and no money either - and it works on Win7 (I know, because I bought it at the beginning of the year ) So, if a little casual alien bashing is your thing during your lunch break, it's a good (old) game!
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
I tried to play it, but the controls seem to be made for a three-armed alien species from outer space. The arrow keys walk, but looking around with them sucks. The mouse looks around and also walks, but it walks in the most useless manner possible, you have to keep moving it in order to keep walking. So you already need two arms just to control your movements, but you also need keys around WASD (just not WASD itself, which doesn't walk). Three arms.
And I have yet to find out how to strafe.
I already have the game and the Plutonium Pack. It was interesting trying to get it to work in Windows 7 64-bit as there is a patch you must run to get the Plutonium Pack to install. Unfortunately, it requires 16-bit, so I ended up cheating. I had a Windows XP VM on my computer. I installed using that, then copied my Duke 3D folder from the VM to my DOSBox folder. Worked a treat and I'm back to blasting alien scum the way only Duke can. Installed Duke 1 and 2 while I was at it, heh.
If we can't corrupt the youth of today, the adults of tomorrow will be no fun...