Sunday, October 18, 12:20 CDT
I must (once again) apologize for the lack of updates lately. I'm still without a working computer of my own, and updating from the Mac is something of a pain. Regular updates should resume once I get a hard drive installed. Anyway, on to the ramblings...

I saw Antz last weekend. Overall I liked it. The plot's weak, but the animation and voice acting are both good. I'm guessing A Bug's Life will be the better CGI insect movie, but Antz is still worth seeing.

I downloaded Bolo the other night. If you haven't heard of it, it's a popular multiplayer tank game for the Mac. It has a deceptively simple appearance, and the gameplay is an odd combination of action and strategy. I haven't spent much time with it yet, but it looks like a lot of fun. If I can get a low lag game (or find a local opponent), it might even be worth the $25 registration.

Books I've read lately:

  • The Two Towers and The Return of the King, parts 2 and 3 of The Lord of the Rings, rank among the greatest literature ever written in the English language (IMNSHO, of course).
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was worth reading, though not as good as I'd hoped. It bears only a superficial resemblance to Blade Runner, though I enjoyed both. Good book, great movie.
  • The Uplift War, by David Brin, was excellent. Every bit as good as Startide Rising, if not better.

More updates when I get back on my own machine. Soon, I hope.

Friday, October 2, 16:10 CDT
Looks like I'm stuck using the Mac for a couple of days... The hard drive on my computer is dead. The sneaking suspicion that my good luck couldn't last much longer seems to have been correct.

I saw Rush Hour last night. Enjoyable flick. Extremely light on the plot, but it succeeds as action/comedy.

Seems I forgot to link to BBEdit the other day.