The boring rants of a lazy nerd

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Alias - Season 03 - Episode 05: Repercussions

It was nice. Season03!Marshal is quite a bit more believable geek. Living out his fantasy, spanking Sydney... :) Is Sydney/Eric Weiss at all possible?

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Babylon5 - best Sci-Fi TV series ever!

Am watching Season 2 again, and am noticing all the stuff I've missed the first time (well, I've been 13 I think). The romance, of course. Am getting all fangirly about it too.

Should I be concerned? Should I take a blood test to measure my testosterone? Watch some kung-fu movies?

Friday, October 24, 2003

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Lori - HWTF08

Yay! A present from lorax523. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Getting a clue

I vouch for this story's credibility. With some people, it's not about the subtlety of the clue. It can be as subtle as a baseball bat. It still won't work. ROFL.

socially challenged?

Yesterday when I stayed on guard duty a friend of mine stayed for three hours on base to keep me company. We talked about the course and social life. Turns out I'm more oblivious than I thought - the reason for many students' falling asleep during class as if it was Binn's History of Magic was not because my CO's Operating Systems was so dull but because people were routinely spending their nights shagging. Naturally, it showed on their grades and most people who were sexually active on work nights have not successfully completed their training. But you know what? I've seen web cam screen captures (apparently this too doesn't only happen in teen flicks) and I'm a teen enough to admit I think it could've been worth it. Will see how the entire "oops completely forgot both your rank promotion and birthday" routine works tomorrow at work. If it's some kind of a surprise or something - I'm not even smiling. Hmmm. More about girls on my mind: What do you tell your parents when they start nagging you about getting a girlfriend? A bit ridiculous.

Sunday, October 19, 2003


This influenced a few fics, methinks.

Neal Stephenson - Spew

~ 1994, and he writes about VR and VR assisted data mining. With crypto. And Star Trek references. Damn, the man's a genius.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003


I apologize to the IE locked visitors, but I have no hosting so graphics must be embedded and that requires data: URI support. OSC's autograph P.S. I�m a comment-whore. Leave comments or I have bouts of athazagoraphobia.

BlogSpot downtime

Annoying, but as they say: "beggars are not choosers".

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

"release early, release often"?

That is the motto of open source development (see: The Cathedral and The Bazaar, Eric S. Raymond) such as client side web scripting that, as all interpreted languages, has no compiled binary form and its users are thus forced to open source ethics and business models. Now, you are not coders, so I can't rely on you for debugging. But you are the user base, and will be forced to assist in testing. The question is: Do you want the thing early, but raw, or would you rather wait and get production quality code? You decide.

I know whom Peter Wiggin is going to marry!

And now I think of it, it is obvious. He was so surprised that the audience was surprised when he said it... The poor man had a tough time with the theme for the lection ("Leadership"), he had read it out as if it was a school assignment. But he managed to talk about the cool stuff too. I enjoyed it very much. Also, it probably sounds weird, but I enjoyed hearing live English. (he was a bit unsure of the audience�s prowess so he kept the language deliberately uncomplicated, I think).

movie review

I didn't like Terminator 3 all that much. I wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good either.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Local Geeks

I've read on /. about the Linux Counter Project celebrating its 10th anniversary, so I clicked. And then I found the per-country public listings. And oh boy, Geeks! I mean, major ones: Fictitious language linguistics, RPGs, Free Software, all kinds of intellectual games and arts. I feel outgeeked. And what's worse? I've met a few. I've visited others' homepages. When you get to the bottom of this, IL-Geekdom is pretty small.

movie review

Can someone more knowledgeable in cult cinema explain "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" to me? I don't get it. At all. Is there a point? Was it supposed to be funny? Edit: Thanks to Google, now I know the movie is large audience participation oriented. Hm.

Sunday, October 12, 2003


XPath on DOM3 is sweet. One can do really beautiful things with these new technologies.

Friday, October 10, 2003


And to celebrate my week away from work, I'm going to the Israeli Sci-Fi/Fantasy Con Tuesday/Wednesday to see Orson Scott Card lecture about leadership and try to get my book signed. Go me!

Non-English Web

You know what sucks about the non-English web? It doesn't Google as well.

Monday, October 06, 2003


There was some minor progress achieved on the CSS editing front. When I do a GUI for that stuff, you might see it here.

Alias Season 3

Yay! Nothing stands in the way of the Bristow family.

Sunday, October 05, 2003

movie review

Whoa! The turtles, Dude! Totally sweet! Check it out, it's awesome! Yeah. Andrew Stanton (direction, story, screenplay, voice of Crush) reminded me a bit of Jay and Silent Bob. 10/10, despite the chauvinism (Why are all the female characters dumb? I resent that.) /me type like a blonde

Saturday, October 04, 2003


So, do you people still read fic? If so, provide URLs. If not - provide reasoning. Edit: So it seems like everyone's engrossed in their own work and people are rather busy ATM. Well, I can relate.

Friday, October 03, 2003


Poor guy. Also, poor kitten, but I feel for the guy. Story, Followup.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Half Life 2 sources leaked

Shit. I'm not a gamer, but man, that sucks for Valve. Though it may be a good thing for lots of people to have access to the most advanced game engine (pretty demos!).

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

movie review

Watched Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle. It was great: WB cartoon plot with live chicks. Entertainment at its best!

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