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Wednesday, May 4, 2005


I just knew I should skip the Final 'Star Wars' not for squeamish article on CNN, since it's got me drooling at going to see Episode 3 even worse. And I still haven't gone to see Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy yet. *Sniff*

J.t.Qbe comments: I read that CNN article too. Even though I haven't seen the last 2 movies, the article has me interested in seeing this one. Maybe someday.

As for Hitchhiker's Guide, I think I'll pass. In the 1980s I was the world's biggest fan. I practically memorized the books. For every school skit we performed parts of them. The trailer for the new movie lost me. I think I'll spend my money instead on the DVD version of the original BBC production.

And since we're talking about movies, I went to see Kung Fu Hustle a few weeks ago (the day it came out). Wow! I enjoyed Shaolin Soccer, but this one surpassed it. The first 20 minutes or so are horribly dark and violent...and then it turns into a fun, spectacular kung fu movie. If you have any interest at all in martial arts type movies, or just want to see something fun, Kung Fu Hustle is the place to be. I may even go see it again, even though that would break my "never go to the theater more than once per year" trend of the last 5 years.

Operation Salami Drop

This just tickled me: Brothers sending 2 tons of salami to troops in Iraq is the story of a deli in New York sending 2 tons of Salami overseas to soldiers in the 42nd Infantry Division (from New York) currently stationed in Tikrit. Normally, I don't like to post this kind of stuff, since it's not about computers, but that just rocks.

Adware banned from

According to this Broadband Reports article, has decided to remove any software from their service that uses adware as part of it's install. Good news, since there was plenty of it. I'm glad someone is finally taking a stand against this practice.

Monday, May 2, 2005


The whole family went to the Reds vs. Brewers game down in Milwaukee on Saturday. What I learned is that my eyes suck so bad that I can only watch a baseball game in person through 12 power binoculars. Then it dawned on me that there's no point in ever going to a football game -- I would never be able to keep up with the action using binocs. Oh, well.

One fun thing I learned about the find command today: if it errors out, it moves on to the NEXT statement in the find, and doesn't bomb all the way. So, instead of crashing out on an old file delete in a program folder today, my find/rm statement blew away every application file in that folder. Thankfully it only takes a minute to put it all back. Brilliant.

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