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Bill Brown

A complicated man.

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Quinn is a Cocoa version of Tetris for Mac OS X. I’m a Tetris fan from way back. If you use Mac OS X, you must get this program. Best of all, it’s completely free and small in size.

If you’re not using Mac OS X, then you’ll just have to look at this screen shot though it doesn’t begin to capture its greatness. The pieces do a soft little bounce when you drop them, the keyboard control is customizable, the high scores contain time stamps, and the game automatically pauses when it loses focus. It is truly a thing of beauty.

Unfortunately, it is very addictive and it beckons to me as I do my paper: “Bill, press command-space and type TET into LaunchBar. Just for a second. You know you can beat your high score of 17,750.”

I’ve got to get this monkey off my back. Maybe I should delete its entry in LaunchBar.