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New beta version of Friends page, plus other features and fixes [30 Oct 2012|06:56pm]
Oh look, they're forcing through another horrible change no one wants. Joy.

(System page == won't use your theme)

Originally posted by theljstaff at New beta version of Friends page, plus other features and fixes
With the release of version 98 yesterday, the Friends page has been redesigned as a system page for all users and is now available for beta testing by everyone. As you may have already seen, there will be a link at the top of your Friends page allowing you to switch between the new and old versions throughout the beta testing period.

For full information on this redesigned page, plus other new features and bug fixes, please see this post in the lj_releases community. Thank you!
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Twitter Updates for 2012-07-05 [05 Jul 2012|03:59am]
  • Trine 2 (PC): More accessible, but somewhat less satisfying version of the first. Worth getting. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-24 [24 Jun 2012|03:59am]
  • A Virus Called TOM (PC): Starts out amazing, then quickly falls victim to the fallacy that tedious challenge is good challenge. Skip. #
  • Quantum Condundum (PC): Fun, amusing, worth getting. Flawed though: too many tedious jumping puzzles and Q needed more takes at his lines. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2012-05-23 [23 May 2012|03:59am]
  • Warp (PS3): Decent action puzzler. No threat to Portal, but well worth getting. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2012-05-06 [06 May 2012|03:59am]
  • Endless Space: If you like 4X games at all, get it. Even in alpha it's a better sequel to SotS than SotS II. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-12-13 [13 Dec 2011|03:59am]
  • I remember having a lot of fun with Empire Earth. Not many RTS games let you stomp uppity stone throwers with laser mecha. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-11-01 [01 Nov 2011|03:59am]
  • Voxatron: Short but fun. Old school mix of voxels, Gauntlet and adventure. Not sure it's worth $15, but (for now) it's pay what you want. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Livejournal screws up: episode n+1 [27 Oct 2011|11:15pm]

vanya_elda on journalelfen: “Several users are able to see the f-locked and the private entries of other users/communities… [also the pages to] edit profiles, edit journal information/settings, managing userpics, and even checking your message inbox.”

Apparently it was just a “quickly resolved” bug that caused “the system [to] issue cached pages from the users who most recently visited the same page”. Sucks, but everyone makes mistakes, right?

Except it apparently went on for a lot longer than the officially stated “3 minutes”.

Except LJ has made a habit of screwing up.

And finally: Except the fact that it’s possible to screw up in this way belies bad design.

Why is private data even touching a caching system in the first place? A cache provides no benefit whatsoever for user-specific content, and that this even happened suggests the design is enough of a hackjob they *can’t* avoid caching it.

Bonus: The same update apparently broke the utilities people use to dump all their posts as a first step in moving to another site.

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

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Twitter Updates for 2011-10-22 [22 Oct 2011|03:59am]
  • RAGE (PC) final impression: Merely okay. Middling port of a merely okay console FPS. Some fun, but wait until it's <$20. #
  • It's a pity id Software's lost their way. They defined the genre, but since Quake II they've slowly drifted into B-team status. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-10-12 [12 Oct 2011|03:59am]
  • Aha! Finally fixed my Firefox 7 + Noscript + @Instapaper bookmarklet browser freeze: Turn off HTTPS Everywhere for Instapaper's website. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-10-05 [05 Oct 2011|03:59am]
  • Rage (PC): Five minutes in and the consolitus is already driving me nuts. "Press Enter" at the start and downhill from there. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-10-03 [03 Oct 2011|03:59am]
  • Yay future. ifttt.com to gtalk msg when it's raining means never having to get up and look out a window. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-09-21 [21 Sep 2011|03:59am]
  • Singularity (PC): Quite fun. Yes, largely cribbed from other FPS, but if you can't be original, stealing from the best works almost as well. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-09-15 [15 Sep 2011|03:59am]
  • Bastion (PC): Mix a little Diablo, a little beat-em-up, a little artsy indie and end up with quite a bit of fun. Easily worth the $15. #
  • Bastion (PC): Minor annoyance: definitely a gamepad game, but only xbox 360 pads work. I ended up having to use x360ce with my PS2+smartjoy. #
  • For reference: Grab x360ce app from http://t.co/LljYoogF , put x360ce.exe in dir with bastion.exe, run, configure buttons, win. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-08-29 [29 Aug 2011|03:59am]
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution completed. My verdict? A worthy sequel. Well worth acquiring, if you're one of the few who haven't already. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-08-26 [26 Aug 2011|03:59am]
  • Hmm, that was annoying. Until I cleared all Google cookies, search results redirected to a blank search box with emsg=NCSR in the url. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-08-02 [02 Aug 2011|03:59am]
  • "3 minutes of why PC gamers deserve the option to alter their games, and why the world is a better place for it." http://j.mp/nVwE1V #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-07-25 [25 Jul 2011|03:59am]

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Twitter Updates for 2011-07-10 [10 Jul 2011|03:59am]
  • Kerbal Space Program: Actually rocket science. And by rocket science I mean a lot of fun for something that's still very alpha. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

Twitter Updates for 2011-07-03 [03 Jul 2011|03:59am]
  • Alpha Protocol: Far from perfect but actually worth playing. It's Deus Ex light, and fun enough if you like to get your Batman on. And I do. #

Originally published at Mining for Cows.

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