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Thursday, November 30, 2000

Thanks to, I came across, a site where you can paste in a piece of spam, and their software will find out whom you should e-mail to report the spam, and will e-mail them for you (prior to your approval of the addresses they come up with) with a complete report on the spam. I’ve reported a handful of spam today, and plan to do it as much as possible from now on. You can also […]

Wednesday, November 29, 2000

The AWANA meeting last night went well. My Dad came along, and there were a lot of good suggestions all around. It was held at the new building, which formerly belonged to the National Wildlife Foundation (is anyone else vaguely annoyed at how much wolves are used as ecological poster children?), and boy is it huge. Meanwhile, I see there is now a, the official homepage of the show and the upcoming movie. […]

Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Wow. I recognize every category listed on the user profile page at SourceForge. And most of them are pretty geeky. That’s very cool, actually (I love their example for strongest leadership skills). I’ve posted a couple of reviews to Points of View, of the second Samurai X: Rurouni Kenshin DVD, and of Photon. That last pretty much sums up my feelings on Photon, as alluded to in an earlier update. Tonight I have a planning meeting to attend for McLean Bible […]

Monday, November 27, 2000

Just got home from a 10.5-hour workday. I should start getting used to this, I think. This morning I ordered Dual volume 2, Evangelion volume 2, Wings of Honneamise, all on DVD, from Right Stuf Anime. Should be fun; Wings of Honneamise looks terrific, and I know I’ll enjoy the other two. Let’s see, what else. Lots of interesting stuff has been posted recently on rec.arts.sf.composition, particularly regarding […]

Sunday, November 26, 2000

Had a very nice morning at The Falls Church (gotta love a church whose website contains multi-year archives of past sermons). Reverend Yates gave a sermon on the authority of Scripture, and how important it is to spend time in it to strengthen one’s personal beliefs. Then, in a class on classic spiritual literature, we talked about Cardinal John Henry Newman, an Anglican in the 1800’s who converted to Catholicism after a lot of intense study. While […]

Saturday, November 25, 2000

OK, I just got the weirdest spam I’ve ever received. The message is empty (it looks like their HTML-based newsreader messed up), but the subject says it all: Now you can advertise on hubcaps! And I called Dane Scott at BeOS Radio, and we did a little interview, where I talked about and Focus on BeOS, as well as how I got started in the BeOS community. Cool. He says it should […]

Friday, November 24, 2000

OK, a lot to get through. Thanksgiving yesterday went well for me. My parents and I were alone this year, which resulted in a very relaxing holiday. We had a traditional meal (turkey, stuffing; you know the drill), and the traditional mountain range of leftovers. We spent today putting up the Christmas trees and Pianoville. Both of our trees are artificial, a situation which I personally find suboptimal, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper […]

Thursday, November 23, 2000

Tried to get Mom and Dad to watch Gladiator tonight, but it was too bloody for Mom. We may try again later, fast-forwarding through some of the gladiatorial fights. A shame, really, ’cause we’re all loving the film. But then Mom’s been on a big “garbage in, garbage out” kick lately after reading a book on the subject. More later. The Presidential ballot recount‘s fun, ain’t it? I heard that […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

At Saalon’s insistence, I watched the last two episodes of Samurai X: Rurouni Kenshin (the OVA, not the TV show) tonight. It punched me in the emotional gut, while it never became preachy or cheap or melodramatic. Tears were fighting for escape from my eyes during the denoument (which is, arguably, the best part of the series). There was this moment where Kenshin just stares off into nothingness, and a number of emotions play […]

Friday, November 17, 2000

Work’s been stressful (not demoralizing; just a matter of 11-hour days and such), so I splurged today and bought The Fantasia Anthology, the next Battle Athletes Victory DVD, and the first Key: The Metal Idol, Photon, and Trigun DVDs, as well as the second of the two Samurai X: Rurouni Kenshin OAV DVDs. Expect reviews of same to appear on Points of View in relatively short order.

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