For those of you who don't know, Masters of Orion and its sequels were a turn-based galactic empire-building game. However, they're hard to get ahold of, especially if you run Linux. Enter FreeOrion, the free Linux "clone" (with versions for Windows and Mac, too).
They're only up to version 0.4.2, but it's fully featured and currently playable, both single and multiplayer over a network. (Besides, community-built games like these never actually hit version 1; they just keep slicing the version numbers thinner and thinner.)
And now you know why I haven't updated the blog.
Back Monday. (Friday's bad because of the 4th of July as well. For all you Americans, enjoy the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. My wife and I will be re-reading it, as every year.)