Sunday, January 3, 1999

Well, goodness. A lot’s happened, and I haven’t been doing much typing.

My neices have been here at the house for over a week now (one’s two and the other’s an infant); we’ve really been enjoying them, though it’ll be nice to have an empty house again in a way. The holidays are over, and I’ve got some great presents.

In particular, BeOS came. My review is in a past diary entry; basically BeOS is a new graphical operating system. It’s fast, it’s powerful, and it’s oh-so-cool. The thing boots in 15 seconds flat, it’s network-ready (for Windows, Mac, and Unix networks), it can read both PC and Mac files, it has PC and Mac emulators…oh, I could go on and on. Multimedia runs so smoothly it’s frightening.

I’ve also finished the book Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein. It was simply excellent; see my review in the library for more details.

I got a recent order from, too: two books by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., and the Prince of Egypt soundtrack. I didn’t fully realize how beautiful that music was until I heard it alone.

My online friends have suggested I write a book about my experiences at, my old IRC haunt which I left dramatically several months ago. I’ve got an outline and a few pages written, so we’ll see how it goes.

I’ve also moved my November diary entries to the Past Entries page.

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