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Saturday, May 29, 1999

A new story is up on Papyrus. Found a cute webpage the other day of Tolkien humor. Not only is the author obviously a lover of the series, he’s fairly normal about his humor (very few obscure jokes). The casting call for the animated adaptation of Lord of the Rings, starring only established cartoon characters, is absolutely hilarious.

Friday, May 28, 1999

Lots of interesting things on /. today: a number of German ISP admins have declared AOL a rogue, and are discussing banning it. A scientist has made a breakthrough in warp bubble theory, showing how it’s not only theoretically possible, but theoretically practical, in this paper. That stolen reel of Star Wars: Episode I has been returned. And perhaps most amazing of all: CNN reports that a U.S. aviation […]

Thursday, May 27, 1999

*sigh* I’ve been tired lately, and it caught up with me a bit last night. I pretty much lazed around in my bed all evening. Maybe I’ll get some work done on it this weekend. Not much going on elsewhere in my life. I’m currently shopping around for AWANA clubs in the area (I’d provide a link, but my web service is down so I can’t find it). All the ones […]

Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Nothing major happening. I’m planning to work on my book tonight, then get to bed early. Three-day weekend this weekend! Woohoo!

Tuesday, May 25, 1999

No updates lately — I’ve been deperessed. I watched The Phantom Menace again Friday night, and I’ve been caught up in the story. I really feel for poor Anakin. But, hopefully, no more waves of depression for me! It has re-awakened an old urge of mine: I used to be involved in a church club for 8–12 year olds. I’ve decided to get back involved in that, so hopefully I’ll have more news […]

Thursday, May 20, 1999

I’ve noticed that a lot of my updates here have to do with SF, so I’m temporarily putting all my SF news on a separate page, Cool SF. (Note: This page later went away.)

Wednesday, May 19, 1999

Tonight, I saw the new Star Wars movie, and I am a child again. I am running down hallways, swinging a lightsaber. I am destroying starfighters in a mad space battle. I am making my way down an Imperial hall, firing a blaster at battle droids. Even my room is different. I am seeing my world through a Star Wars-tinted glass. I am 22 years old, and I am indebted to George Lucas for wiping ten years from my life. […]

Tuesday, May 18, 1999

Tonight, it starts. At one minute past midnight, Star Wars Episode I will start to flicker on screens around the country, and soon around the world. Roger Ebert has an excellent review (he gives it three and a half stars), in which he gets in a few subtle barbs at the other critics who’ve disdained the film. And watch the chronicles of two Star Wars nerds in RealAudio presentations of The Sci-Fi Channel‘s brilliant vignettes, Countdown […]

Monday, May 17, 1999

In case you’d like to try out that BeOS thing I’m always blathering about, go to and you’ll get a browser-based demo of the operating system. Move windows around, activate menus, and in general see what BeOS looks like. You’ll need at least version 3.0 of either of the two big browsers (haven’t tried it on Opera yet).

Sunday, May 16, 1999

Well, like I figured. No updates over the weekend, at lesat until now. Just downloaded some of the TV ads / character bios off of They’re really most impressive, and definitely worth seeing. They actually manage to be both trailer, and revelation of character.

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