Stuck on games

I'm not much of a gamer, but this autumn is something terrible - there are at least three new time wasters for PC that I must get my hands on.

Bully: Scholarship Edition

Fallout 3

and finally, Grand Theft Auto IV

Time to disconnect...


Hawkscope 0.2.0

This little peace of software has lately become my passion that reminds me of those days when I was programming 16 hours a day 7 days a week. Anyway, here are the highlights for the new Hawkscope 0.2.0:

  • Size dropped down from 740Kb to 122Kb.

  • Fixed bugs that prevented writing the configuration file in Windows and reading it in all OS.

  • Added Quick Access List menu that allows custom folders to be listed on top of all partitions. User home is there by default. This list can contain dynamic variables like Java properties (${user.home}/Desktop) or environmental variables (${$JAVA_HOME}). Read the User Guide to find out how to configure your own Quick Access List.

  • Floppy drives are ignored by default to avoid annoying device buzz whenever mouse travels over floppy disk entry. This can be turned back on by changing display.floppy property to "1". By the way, same thing can be done with hidden files. They are hidden by default, but there is display.hidden property in [user_home]/.hawkscope.properties.

  • Improvements in About and Error dialogs. You can now copy nicely formatted bug reports to Clipboard for easy submission. If you use Hawkscope and find anything suspicious, please, copy the report and add new issue, it takes just 10-20 seconds.

  • You can find more changes in Hawkscope Changelog.

    Here's how the new version looks on Windows Vista:

    Stay tuned for future improvements that include a full blown plugin system, GUI driven configuration and more.