To help get you going for the week, Word of the Nerd brings you The Monday Jolt.  A short list of links to help clear the Monday morning fog and get your inner geek energized.

.XXX Porn Domain Hits Another Snag
I don’t know why they are making such a big deal out of this.  I always thought it was a good idea to give pornographic website their own unique domain.  It would help keep it from kids and make it easier to filter.  But for some reason governments have a problem with it and have objected to its implementation.  US based porn companies are also opposing the measure.  You can read more about it at The Register.

Player Feedback Driving Black Ops Updates and Content
Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said at the VGAs that they are taking player feedback into consideration when updating Call of Duty: Black Ops.  He said that people are liking the game and their efforts are concentrated on supporting the millions of players.  They are also taking the feedback from player seriously when developing new content.  You can read more about it at Joystiq.

Dual Monitor Wallpapers
One of the major drawbacks of using a dual monitor set up is the lack of good wallpapers.  Courtesy of How To Geek comes a selection of wallpapers suited for dual monitors.  Enjoy!

Batman: Arkham City Trailer
A longer and exceptionally more awesome trailer for Arkham City was shown at the VGAs.  At over two and a half minutes, this new trailer reveals the villain in this sequel of last year’s game of the year Batman: Arkham Asylum to be Dr. Hugo Strange.  Ironically the rumor mill has been in overdrive recently that Tom Hardy will play Strange in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.  Watch the trailer here.

Record Release For Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday
Microsoft is releasing 17 patches to fix 40 different security issues in Windows.  Only one of those fixes is listed as critical, but that should not stop you from installing these latest patches.  You can look over a full list of the patches that effect Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 including server versions and what they are written to do at TechNet.

Chameleon X-1 Mouse/Gamepad Combo
This is for you all-in-one gadget types.  Shogun Bros. reveals its Chameleon X-1.  This nifty little device is not only just a mouse, but underneath hides a 14 button gamepad controller.  The mouse is wireless and even supports force feedback.  The mouse itself is rather impressive with a 5-stage adjustable 1600dpi optical sensor.  You can see more at the Shogun Bros. website and at Engadget.

There, that should get you all warmed up and ready to take on the week.  I’ll be back on Thursday for this weeks edition of The Word.

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