Month: October 2006
Remember this the next time you carve the snot out of a pumpkin…
Galactica and other stuff
It’s definitely getting quite interesting, to say the least. I knew they were going to get off of New Caprica, but I never would’ve imagined it would’ve been like that.
The battle above New Caprica was astounding. I couldn’t believe how Galactica released the Vipers. It was a shame the Pegasus had to be sacrificed, but it sure went out in quite the blaze.
It was definitely very weird to see all of them, sort of back to normal. Roslin was on Colonial One, Adama shaved off that mustache and everything seemed as it should have been. It seems so long since it’s been that way, but it’s only been four episodes and some change. It’ll be interesting to see where it goes the rest of this season.
I had a LAN at my pad this weekend 😀 It was quite cool, albeit a bit small. Mostly, we played FEAR Combat, UT2004 and a little bit of HL2. Nice lil gaming day.
Cardinals whooped up on the Tigers 7-2. We can only hope it’s a fluke 😛
OMFG!! (details to come later)
So, I’ve been watching Jericho. It’s really, really cool. They show you things, but just enough to keep you guessing until the next episode–and probably beyond that. Someone at work described it a bit like Lost. Having never seen Lost, I really don’t know. Perhaps I’ll rent the boxsets of that show one day.
Anyway, they’re starting to prove to me after this fourth episode that a story about a nuclear apocalypse can go beyond the length of a mini-series and have good plot and character development. Going into it, I was imagining something like The Day After. It’s proven to be a good bit deeper than that, IMHO.
Of course, as the show progresses, I imagine that the world will probably become less and less familiar-looking. That all depends on the extent of the war, I suppose. If every major city has been toasted, then I can’t imagine much normalcy afterwards. But, if it’s just 5 or 6 major cities, then perhaps there’d be at least some partial return.
I can’t wait to see who is “coming”…
Baltar’s a frickin idiot (and prolly a Cylon)
So, there was a bunch that was awesome about the premiere of Galactica.
w00t! Another Weekend…
So, I’m in Louisville for a wedding. It’s Ruthie’s cousin. It should be pretty cool–it’s going to be outdoors, by the river. It’ll probably be pretty darn cold, too. We’ll see. It looks like it’s 73 back home, same as it is here. Very nice and sunny. I’ll prolly come home early tomorrow and try to beat the traffic.
Galactica premiered last night. I can’t wait to see it–I recorded it. Thank goodness for DVD recorders 😀 I saw the “First Look” on SciFi.com the other day. It looked pretty interesting. I’ve been watching Jericho, too. Very good post-apocalyptic jaunt into “what if?” I’ve already seen some scientific fakery in the show but, if you suspend all disbelief as you are supposed to in such shows, it’s fairly entertaining. I guess when you get down to it, though, imagine Dawson’s Creek–small, idyllic town 100 miles or so outside of Denver. Now imagine a good chunk of the US gets nuked. It’s very compelling.
I’ve completed my trial of Vista; I had installed it on my desktop. RC1 is good until June, 2007, but I have discovered all I need to know about it at this point. It has some very nice features, most of which are actually quite resource-intensive. My computer did fine as far as that goes. The thing that really miffed me was that there’s no real support for OpenGL yet–but, it’s a Beta. Anyhoo, Vista performs rather well on my hardware, although it performs as it did under XP when it had 512MB of RAM instead of 1GB. IIS 7.0 has a very nice administration interface, as does the rest of Windows. I might consider the server family for my web server, if I were to go the Windows route in the next upgrade. Anyhoo, I’ve downgraded back to XP for the time being–Vista still has a lil ways to go, certainly, before it goes gold.
I’ve played a new game called Defcon, put out by Valve. It’s only the demo, but it’s really cool–it’s basically the game that they were playing in War Games, the movie back in the 80s. You have to “win” a global thermonuclear war. The one time I’ve played, I’ve gotten my booty quite pasted. Ok, ok…this game is another reason I downgraded back to XP 🙂 It played like crap in XP–perhaps they’re using OpenGL, I don’t know. Or maybe DX10 still has some bugs *shrugs*
Anyhoo, off to do all of that cool wedding-type stuff.
So, a Turkish Airlines plane was hijacked today in protest to the Pope’s planned visit to Turkey next month. This is after the quote that was blown completely out of proportion and his subsequent apology and visit with religious leaders shortly thereafter.
Do you suppose that, for once, Muslims could prove their non-violent nature by *GASP* not being violent?
All that cool weekend stuff…
So, this weekend was pretty nice. Friday night there was quite the smashing dinner party at my digs, with some of Ruthie’s friends and some of mine. We had steak, corn, asparagus and green bean casserole 🙂 It was all quite yummy. Ruthie has a recent love of Schwann’s, which is quite the awesome thing. They do make good food. Then we played a game called “Boxers or Briefs”, which was quite entertaining. I hadn’t played before. It’s a good ice-breaking game, me thinks 🙂
Saturday we went on a walk for Diabetes. It was 3.1 miles around the UAH campus. It didn’t seem bad. Ruthie brought a pug, Higgins, who broke down halfway through–we had to carry him across the finish line 🙂 That evening, Ruthie and I played some Lego Star Wars on her Game Cube. It’s a pretty cool game–we got to Episode II. It’s a good one to play with more than one player.
And, so, today we went to 11:30 Mass and I chilled at the ‘rentals while Ruthie did some raiding in Stranglethorn Vale at Zul’Gurub. I have yet to go there with my guild, I’m quite jealous 🙂 I get to do another AQ raid this week, though, on Wednesday. Should be a h00t. This is kind of where World of Warcraft pays off–all of the questing at the lower levels prepares you for the coolness that is the AQ or ZG raid. Damn, I’m such a geek 😛