Software roundup

* Halflife 2 coming and will require online activation — we just downloaded the new counterstrike variant with the HL2 engine — oh my god does it look gorgeous, it has toppled Far Cry as the best looking game ever — on an x800 xt anyway.
* Lamp stacks a popular notion
* Save this for later — how to fix Media Center autoplay DVD behaviour
* Monitor IM traffic on your network — if you don’t want to see it in tomorrow’s newspaper, don’t type it.
* FlightSim history — I remember the old Apple ][ cassette version, just stick figures for mountains. You could fly off the stick figure grid and just start randomly flying thru Apple ][ memory, and the game did it’s best to render the contents as stick figure geography.