Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Jan 16 2001

Arrrg. Windows NT locked up hard a moment ago, losing my diary-entry-in-progress. Which, to be fair, has happened to me in every OS I’ve used, but…I dunno, you’d think such things would be rare after forty years of OS development.

worked until 11:00 p.m. last night, trying to get a particular date to display itself correctly. Ugh.

I did get a chance to talk to Saalon, where we chatted about Fear. Specifically, we both feel about writing that we don’t have the skill to put our ideas on paper accurately, and even if we did, our ideas basically suck. And as Saalon put it, it’s a stupid mindset, because you can always go back and fix a badly-written story or script or whatever. But it’s the fear that keeps us from writing. Truly, “Fear is the mind-killer.”

But on to some news. AIC (the animation company responsible for Tenchi Muyo!, El Hazard, Ah My Goddess, and many others) has announced that Masaki Kajishima (the creator of Tenchi) is now working on a new Tenchi Muyo! direct-to-video series. Pardon me while I leap for joy…there. More information is available in the interview with Masaki Kajishima.

I also note on the new English AIC website, that they’re opening an online shop in February. But interestingly, the “coming soon” page is decorated with rough pencil sketches. Might they sell original works from the actual production of AIC shows? ::drool::

Meanwhile, as I cruised around the AIC site, I found a Dual wall scroll (at least, I assume it’s a wall scroll; the page is in Japanese) for 1500 yen (about USD $15 right now) which, I must admit, I’d love to buy. Unfortunately, I can’t, since I’d have no idea how to order it in Japanese.

updated my Idiotic User Interfaces page with an error I got using RealPlayer for BeOS. I also expanded my critique of WinAmp.

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