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Java 6 on the Mac

I’ve been playing Minecraft a lot (which is a really cool procedural survival adventure game) and there is a thriving modding community surrounding it, featuring simulators, map editors, inventory editors, etc. Continue reading


New network testground

My family has 3 routers. An old D-Link, a new Linksys N router, and another router that looks like a mac. After cleaning out my closet, I moved all my old computers, the old PC, an old iMac running Yellow Dog Linux (Soon to be ubuntu) and the iBook into the closet, and networked in with the router that looks like a mac (white and clear plastic and sort of round.) I am now making a rather small network and testing nfs and various other things on the network. I haven’t connected the closet router to the outside internet, but I can use a mac laptop to inject the wireless signal into an ethernet wire to install software. An interesting and continuing experiment. Expect more updates.

Aquaria #2

Hi all,


Well, we are on beta 3 of aquaria, and the beta testers have gotten licenses  to go beyond the demo area. This is very exciting and I have gotten pretty far. I am stuck on the fish cave, and how to get the song, and also on the Sun Temple boss. Thinking of getting an account on the Bit-Blot forums to ask for help.

     About 5 more weeks until school starts, This year should be better than last, had the worst teacher I ever had last year, any way, enough of chatting, let’s get talking.

    At the end of the year, I had promised my self that I would buy a variety of things, including Guild Wars. Now GW is a windows only  game, but, I have CrossOver Games. CrossOver is a port of Wine to mac, the version I got was made specifically for games. My name character’s name is Indigo Casson, if anybody wants to say hello.

     I have found a very nice wordpress theme called Duffy. It looks very nice and has a kind of olden time look, as well as a kind of fantasy medieval theme. If you search on google for “infocreek free wordpress themes”, you should get it, it is about the second theme down on the list. Unfortunately, I cannot use my own themes on, so I must wait for until I have a website of my own.


Good Luck,



New stuff in Life

Hi all


Still no new news from Ambrosia. While browsing the thread where the aquaria beta testers hang out until the beta is released, it was mentioned that CodeWeavers have released CrossOver. With it, they made CrossOver Games. CrossOver Games is design specifically for games and for the ones they support, it works perfectly. Now, there is a linux and mac version, so I can test the app. For a long time, some friends of mine have played Guild Wars for some time. Now me, not having the required PC, couldn’t play with them. I went through a tenuous time during last summer because I was trying to duel boot my mac using Boot Camp, so I could play Guild Wars with them. This failed, and the only reason I didn’t blog about this is because I had a back up, so I didn’t lose anything really important. So, when I heard that I might be able to play with them, I immediately downloaded and installed the app. I had an old Guild Wars installer lying around from some experiments with my other, out dated, PC (these didn’t work.) I gave the app the installer, and after hanging around for a bit, it spit out a working version of Guild Wars. I could see the login screen, read the news, even look longingly at the place where I might put in my access code. But no, I didn’t have any access code, so I quit the app. Then I remembered that my friends might have had some demo keys for Guild Wars lying about, so I asked them if they did. They said that they didn’t have any keys, and that they were amazed that I had gotten GW working on my mac. I tried some other apps, but they didn’t work, so, I tried installing Half Life 2. Well, I needed an installer for that, and I didn’t want to go hunting for one, so I gave up that. I also tried the PC version of Aquaria, but that wouldn’t install, so I am back to square two, because I have a way, to play a game, just I don’t have a game. Well, thats all for now, bye!




A.K.A Geeklob


Hi all,

Last Wednesday, (the 23 of April). I had a dream. This dream had me at school, checking the Ambrosia Software website, where then had announced the release of Aquaria for Mac. Aquaria is a cool side scroller, the windows version of which, was made by Bit-Blot. When I woke up from this dream, I got up, and checked the Ambrosia Upcoming Page. Ambrosia’s Upcoming Page is where the Ambrosia team say what games they have coming up in the near future, along with beta, alpha, and release candidate information, plus a little blurb on the game or utility. The page said that the game was in closed beta, when it had previously been in alpha. It included a link to a thread on the Ambrosia Forums where you could get more information. I clicked on the link, wanting to get into the closed beta. This thread had information on where I could email, what to put in the title, and what to put in the body, if I wanted to apply to be a beta tester. I, of course, sent off my email detailing the needed information. Here is a transcript:

I have an iMac core 2 duo, and a 2 button mouse with a scroll wheel. I have the latest version of tiger (10.4.10 or 11).

I really hope that I get to beta test. I had a dream that evolved aquaria, so I check the website.

-Indigo Casson

Yeah, I was in a hurry. For the rest of Wednesday, and most of thursday, I waited, check my email constantly. finally, at 4:44, on Thursday, Apr 24, 2008, I got the email. It said that I was accepted, and I would be getting an email in about a week. I told my family, and now I wait. Still no email as of 4:18, on Saturday, the 26th.