Tetrinet and Gphone

Term has come up with some ingenous new ways of wasting our time. Last night he introduced me to Gphone a SpeakFreely compatible internet phone that uses GSM compression (ie the compression used in many cellular phones). A word of caution: you need a decent microphone, or it will be extremely difficult for the other person to understand you.

Also, Term introduced us to the exciting world of Tetrinet, and online multiplayer tetris game. If you're using Linux, you should check out GTetrinet, a GTK+-based Linux client. There's a list of Tetrinet servers available here, but we've been having so much fun playing that I put up a permanent server at tetrinet.pablotron.org. You can monitor our game rankings over on my tetrinet page.