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Monday, May 27th 2002 6:35pm

I watched The Princess and the Warrior last night on DVD. It's done by the same writer/director as Run Lola Run, so expect German language with English subtitles. What an amazing flick! Significantly slower than Run Lola Run, but purposefully so. Very fascinating characters, and probably the most beautiful cinematography I've ever seen. I highly recommend this one...so go pick up a copy now!

I finally broke down today and ordered the dream card I've been drooling over for some time now. Ultimately, I admit that I need it to play GTA3, but really, it's been a long time since I've upgraded my video card. The card I have now is a Rage 128 Wonder, and it's served its purpose well for the past N years...just time to upgrade. I can't wait to see what GTA3 should really look like on a new card!!!

I got some email from TellMe stating that somebody had tried to access my voice enabled resume and it was broken. Well, sure enough, I forgot to update the URL after Cox implemented port 80 filtering again...so if you happen to be the person who tried it and it didn't work, try it again...it should be fixed now!

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Friday, May 24th 2002 12:30am

Score! Got my copy of GTA3 in today! The game is great, even at a measly 3 fps (or something similar) that my ancient video card can supply. I guess now I'm going to be forced to upgrade...it's a perfect excuse to get the card I've been eyeballing for quite a while now. It's not exactly cheap, but I found a relatively good deal on Pricewatch. In any case, it just HAS to perform a bazillion times better than the Rage 128 I'm running now in 640x480 in 16 bit color. Seriously, when doing missions the clock ticks at about one second per three real seconds...so go figure! Yes, it isn't even playable (yet). :-)

I will actuall miss Texas barbecue when we move.

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Wednesday, May 22nd 2002 3:11pm

Well, the cocks at Cox have implemented their access control lists again...so all the web sites are now running on port 8080. Your best bet is to use the "webhop.org" domain when accessing any of my sites. Sorry for the inconvenience...

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Wednesday, May 22nd 2002 10:16am

David Lynch came through. I finally watched Mulholland Drive last night, it's an amazing flick. I'm still trying to take it all in! I think it's definitely one of those things that you have to let sink in, and additional viewings will probably help significantly. Before watching this film, I highly recommend getting a really good sound system with a subwoofer (I don't even have one yet), turning the volume up loud at the beginning, and forcing yourself not to adjust the volume for the film's duration. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do this, but I think it will make a huge difference. The film's use of ominous ambient sound is critical to the overall effect. It's my humble opinion that Lynch is one of the top 3 most important directors alive, perhaps of all time. You know, it's difficult to narrow the list of important directors down to 3, but I'm leaning toward Aronofsky and PT Anderson to round out the list.

Now when the hell is my copy of GTA3 going to arrive???

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Monday, May 20th 2002 9:31pm

Well, I told myself tonight that I would watch Mulholland Drive, which I got from Netflix like 5 days ago, but I just never got around to it. Apparently I was just too compelled to watch a group of people eat rectum, testicles, and an assortment of bugs on Fear Factor. At least Netflix doesn't have any late fees. :-)

Our landlord called and told us that our roof is going to be redone tomorrow. Just wonderful. I can't wait to have a bunch of guys making a mess and banging around all day. I hope it's nothing like that Jerky Boys sketch, heh...

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Sunday, May 19th 2002 10:22pm

"It's a dead world, and it's about that time to clear things here, one generation follows another, but something in my head says 'keep going, don't give up'... - ATR

I think that I'm going to try and commit to posting something here every day. Yeah, sure, I may not completely live up to that promise (at least I say it up front), and sometimes I'm going to be hurting for something to say, blah, but perhaps its a start.

Saw Episode II today. Overall, I'd probably have to say that it beat my expectations, which were admittedly very low. I'm still glad that I paid matinee price and didn't have to wait in line very long. I think Lucas could have done us a favor by cutting out 15 or 20 minutes of "love story development", but oh well. I'm still not entirely sure why everybody in the theatre was so surprised to see Yoda kicking ass...

The X-Files is over. The series finale tried to bring some closure to things, but I think it fell a bit short. I'm going to hold my breath for the films...redemption is still possible IMHO. I guess I have an extra hour now on Sunday nights, which is probably a good thing.

Oh hell yes, guess who preordered GTA3 for PC? That's right...I haven't been this excited about a game release in years. I sure hope this doesn't force me to upgrade my video card, because I certainly can't afford it.

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Monday, May 6th 2002 10:19pm

Blah, I go through all the trouble of the site redesign and I can't even bring myself to post regular updates. What a waste...

Speaking of waste (how's that for a segue), it seems that all I've managed to do is watch a ton of movies. Yes, I stood in a long uncomfortable line to see Spiderman, and I thought it was Amazing(tm)!! Two thumbs and a big toe up for Mr. Raimi. I saw eXistenZ on sci-fi, which was worth the watch cause it was Cronenberg, and it actually turned out to be better than I expected. Stacy forced me to watch What Lies Beneath because I couldn't get my lazy ass off the couch, and yeah, that was pretty good too. Add Six Feet Under, Sopranos, Simpsons, Malcolm, and X-Files, and you've got a ton of wasted weekend time. I don't think I've touched a project in weeks...

I've applied to so many jobs now, it's nauseating. And depressing. What makes me realize how bad it's become is that I actually want to get rejection letters/emails...at least that way I know that somebody has looked at my submission. Bah, I'm still trying...