The new car behaved itself well! Much less general wear on a car = much better gas mileage, as I made Baltimore and back on only a tank and a half. Dwight and Dawn were excellent company: among other things, I got to hear a Duran Duran album I hadn't picked up yet. Huyndais handle differently with three people and a trunk of con luggage in them than they do with one, something I'm not yet completely used to. The Hunt Valley no-longer-Marriott is an interesting hotel. Every year I manage to get lost in their hall layout at least … Continue reading →
Harry Potter and the Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack Hermione: Hey, I was thinking… Ron: Not again! Hermione: (ignoring him) None of us want to say You-Know-Who’s name because he knows when you do it, right? Harry: Yes, he’s magically linked to the sound, it automatically draws his attention to you so he knows what you’re saying about him. Why? Hermione: Well, back home this summer I was reading about a website called Slashdot… Ron: What’s a ‘web site’? Not more spiders, ugh!! Harry & Hermione: (Ignoring him) One week later… “Daily Prophet” barker: EXTRA! EXTRA! Harry Potter gets entire wizarding world … Continue reading →
I finished Harry Potter 7 on Monday. You’ll find no spoilers in this entry – I’ll just say I found the book satisfiying, and leave it at that. Both the forums for World of Warcraft and my LiveJournal Friends had to declare spoiler bans, and I’ve had to politely interrupt friends and co-workers to avoid hearing too much. I still accidentally read a leak or two, though nothing to ruin my fun. (I had decided that even a complete spoil wouldn’t kill it for me – little of the book truly surprised me – I felt more curiosity about the … Continue reading →
Funny thing is, I do have lots to talk about. Bad news is that I’m far too busy helping our new roommate move in to actually sit and write much of a post. I did have time the other day to throw this together in Photoshop, but I’m thinking that it’s really not funny enough to use as one of my icons. The image of an extremely large boa constrictor wrapped around Starscream just didn’t work as an LJ icon, either. … Continue reading →
I hadn’t realized until someone pointed out today that the actor playing Barty Crouch, Jr. in Goblet of Fire is the same person playing the Tenth Doctor in the 2006 Doctor Who series. But then, I can really be bad with faces sometimes. … Continue reading →
Found this in a comment on Kaja Foglio’s LiveJournal. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5409947201428088801&q=harry+pot Ze goggles! Zey do nuttzink!!!!
Sunday, 9/4 Sunday I decided to finally drag out the only costume I’d packed, my Enterprise uniform. On a whim, I headed to the Dealers’ Room where a booth was selling animal ears, and found a pair of ‘cat ears’ which perfectly matched my head hair. The combination had unexpected results; all day, people decided I was dressed as John Candy from Spaceballs, and I was in too good a mood to correct anyone. I must have been asked to pose 7 or 8 times, so my vanity was well stoked. Costuming felt good. I will be bringing more outfits … Continue reading →
From the wonderful mollyringwraith, who brought us the condensed versions of the Lord of the Rings movies, comes Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (condensed) Parts One and Two. If you are a Potter fan, read these. You may even wish to if you aren’t a fan 🙂 This weekend while playing WoW, I got into my first 4-person party, and I admit that this was probably the most fun I’ve yet had with the game. … Continue reading →
Why couldn’t Watto take Republic credits? They’d have to be a pretty solid currency at that time. For that matter, why couldn’t Qui-Gon find someone who’d change his Republic credits over to Tatooine ones for a fixer’s fee? “Wretched hives” always have someone who can do this. Message to the Wachowskis: I saw some of Revolutions the other day, and I’m sorry, but your movies make a lot more sense if Morpheus. Oracle, and Architect were supplying Neo with inaccurate / incomplete information, and Zion / the tunnels were simply another layer of the Matrix. This explains too much to … Continue reading →
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