Friday, July 13, 11:42 CDT

Ok, so this is taking a bit. Hopefully I'll be able to start moving stuff over to the new domain this weekend.

Meanwhile, I saw Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Wednesday, thus fulfilling my obligations as an animation geek and a gamer. Granted I'm not much of a console gamer, and have thus missed most of the FF series, that's not really the point, is it? On the whole, I think I was impressed. What I saw was beautifully animated CGI anime, right down to the dialog and voice acting (given that you don't find James Woods or Steve Buscemi in much dubbed anime). It was also pretty ambitious Science Fantasy, which is something you don't see much of in film.

Nifty Linux stuff I didn't know: The openvt command will open a new virtual terminal with whatever command you give it running, no need to login again or anything. You can even have it switch to the new terminal and wait for your command to complete. Makes text mode multitasking easier, anyway.

Finished reading The Iron Lance, by Stephen Lawhead (sp?) last night. Enjoyable book, think I'll check out the sequels.

I almost bought Neil Gaiman's American Gods the other night before the movie, then realized I didn't have the cash. Soon, though. Gaiman's on the very short list of authors whose stuff I buy on sight.