Monday, March 8, 12:29 CST
Woo! Another snow day...
I just finished reading The Magic of Recluce, by L.E. Modessit, Jr. It's a fascinating book - takes place in a well thought out world, with a magic system and rules that actually make sense, and while it uses some standard fantasy elements, what it does with them is new. I'm going to have to read the rest of this series.
Modessit's style is different as well, takes some getting used to. He's fond of sound effects; every couple of pages there's a series of yee-ah's, wheeee...uhh...'s, click's, etc. Sometimes it's effective, sometimes it's just annoying. And the dialog tends to trail off, which, come to think of it, is the way I talk and write...
Monday, March 8, 1:21 CST
Whoops, messed up the date on that last update. Fixed now.
I saw October Sky Friday night. Good flick, although it did get me thinking dark thoughts about the space program again.
They ran a trailer for The Mummy, which looks very impressive, at least in terms of visuals. There was also one for The Matrix, which has Keanu Reeves in it and looks cyberpunkish... Despite which, I'm intrigued.
Stuff I've read lately:
- "Perl, the first postmodern computer language" is a speech Larry Wall (creator of Perl) gave at LinuxWorld. It's a bit long, but it talks about all sorts of cool stuff. I've really got to learn this language...
- The latest story over on Papyrus is worth a read.
- Tasty Bits from the Technology Front is interesting. Another mailing to keep my in-box from looking so empty.
- Have I mentioned lately that NTK rocks?