Auld Lang Sine 3 Ends!

MagiNinjA writes, “With the end of the Auld Lang Sine 3 deadline comes a bunch of original (or mostly original) albums created by artists within a one month frame. The official deadline was January 1st, 2006, Midnight GMT. Happy New Years to the U.K. and all countries with GMT!”

Whether Ubik will keep this deadline, I really doubt. At the deadline, entries had been received from: Warfreak2, soc, Fusion2004, Me (MagiNinjA), losty, and Xerol.

Completed Albums Thread:

VGDJ: Episode #030

This week on the show about video game music remixes at OverClocked ReMix:
Merry Christmas, VGDJ listeners! (Yeah, let’s just pretend it still is,
kay?) Chrono Symphonic was postponed yet again, but have no fear; it
should be out before the New Year! OCR is bustling with holiday cheer,
with peer drawings, unmod Christmas cards, and the NYC meetup this
Friday the 30th! Enjoy your time off, and tune in next week for a
special New Year’s edition. Please feel free to call in with your
resolutions before then! ^_^

Get it at

Merry Christmahanakwanzika! w/ presents from Shael!

Christmahanakwanzika…I heard that on TV. Ok ok, I heard it from my brother who TOLD me he
heard it on TV, but ya’know. ANYWAY what’s important here is Shael
Riley has given us all a present today! He released a full length CD of
his original songs, entitled “Toybox”, including the smash hit
(figuretively speaking) The World’s Worst Drum Programmer.
The album can be downloaded, for free, at:

And you can comment on the album on the thread in the OCR “Works in Progress/Other” forums at:

VGDJ: Episode #029

This week on the show about video game music remixes at OverClocked ReMix: ‘Tis the season to be jolly! And in that vein, OCR is in a gift-giving frenzy with Chrono Symphonic’s pending release, the UnMod Awards, an anime mix from Pixietricks (hey, it rhymes!), and a new weekly community letter for Dain Olsen (i.e. Beatdrop), who has been recently dispatched to the U.S. Navy. Rayza’s voice shimmers with crystal clarity on this mic-erific episode, so listen up!

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Gaim 2.0.0 Beta 1!!!

“We’ve released Gaim 2.0.0beta1. If you decide to try it out, please back up everything in your .gaim directory. We’re looking for lots of feedback on this release–especially what you love about it and what you hate about it.
Again, this is a beta release and should not be used by those with a heart condition, if you are pregnant, or if you are under the age of 8. Side-effects include awesomeness, dumbfoundedness, dry mouth and lava. Consult your doctor to find out if Gaim 2.0.0beta1 is right for you.”

Gaim 2.0.0 beta 1 is really not much of a change from Gaim 1.5.0,
although, some of the changes in UI and new features are useful. The UI
has been revamped and looks like the programmers favored the more
classic tabbed options rather than the old AIM-style options (which I
think was not that bad either).

The Away interface is much
better, although for me, it’s a bit cluttered since each account is one
giant button, so for me, who uses seven accounts with Gaim, it’s
somewhat annoying. Thank god you can just make that go away. The global
(not global hotkey, global as in all the accounts) away message thing
is absolutely helpful, as it is placed quite nicely at the bottom and
its uses are very favorable.

Overall, GET IT. The UI is an improvement and the Away message system is awesome.

Make sure you backup your crap like they say, though.