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December 30th, 2005

12:07 am - Picture!

Because at least some of you have asked:

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December 9th, 2005

03:32 am - Narnia!

That movie was an incredible experience. As far as the movie itself… I'm near speechless. Words definitely escape me when I try to convey how good it is, and how much I enjoyed it. The closest I can come is to say that my childhood (and more recent) mental imaginings from reading the books were met and many times exceeded. It did not disappoint. I want to see this movie so many times in the theater than I can recite the entire thing before it even comes out on DVD.

I'm glad I sprung for tickets to the digital theater, too — it was worth the extra dollar a person, if only to make sure we had decent seats reserved. I hope many more movies get shown in full digital, because I'll gladly help support it. Random thought after leaving the theater was that the HD formats should be used for distribution by the time this gets released for home viewing. This movie may be the forst real reason I buy an HD-DVD and/or Blu-ray player.

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December 8th, 2005

09:38 pm - Pre-Narnia

Narnia tonight in the digital theater. It had best be very good!

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October 21st, 2005

11:15 pm - Lots of Movies

Hmm. A lot of the ones I've started I just didn't get a chance to see all of the movie. Only a very few of them I have disliked at all, and I don't think there are any on here that I would actually hate.

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Current Mood: indescribableindescribable

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October 1st, 2005

05:06 am - Spot the Painted Leather Clad Woman

I finally saw the recent King Arthur movie — in HD too! I'm not sure where the got the story line from really, at least not in relation to anything from the normal King Arthur stories. I started coming up with new names in my head for all of the characters. The movie made much more sense that way! ^_^ Otherwise, I'm not sure if I would want to watch the movie very often at all. I'm not sure if I even want to buy the DVD unless I find it on sale somewhere.

Of course Guinevere (Keira Knightley) ended up being my favorite character to look at once they started the final battle. She should have worn that "outfit" and kept the paint on for the entire movie.

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September 3rd, 2005

01:53 am - Bad whirr *poke*

I have a love/hate relationship with the computer I normally use. I let it run forever without making it go to bed, it stays running fine for months at a time. I upgrade something in it or add something new, it has no problems with it at all.

As some of you already know, my main computer is a Dell. If there had been more time, when my father bought it, I probably would've ended up with either an Alienware system or one I put together myself. As it was, though, with only a few days to get a computer, my father just got a Dell. He did get what was top of the line at the time, and listened to my recommendations as far as the options on it. But still, it's a Dell.

The case is nice, as far as proprietary cases go. It would probably be a really expensive case too. It's occasionally annoying to get into, given that I have to swing the side open instead of sliding it off, and then the HDDs are in an enclosure that needs to be unscrewed and pulled out before the HDDs can be changed out, and to get to a lot of the things on the motherboard you need to swing the PSU up and out of the way, and then there is the current issue I'm most annoyed with.

My system has what could be a very nice airflow system that came in it, and I'm sure it would overheat if it were removed. The P4 CPU has a large high-quality heatsink on top of it, but unlike most systems there is no fan directly on top of the heatsink. There is only one fan inside of the system, other than those built into the PSU and included on the video card. That single fan is custom-mounted onto the back of the case, directly next to the CPU's heatsink. A large hood is then attached over the heatsink, CPU and fan, confining the airflow into a path directly up through the bottom of the hood and through the heatsink, then out the back of the case via the fan.

Today my roommate woke me up because she heard a loud whirring noise coming from around my computers. I started feeling around to see if the cats had knocked something into the back of the computers and gotten it stuck against something, but couldn't find anything. Of course, then I pressed on the back of the case around the fan and the whirring turned into more of a grinding and clicking noise. Oh goody — the fan was wobbling. I quickly bookmarked everything I had open in Mozilla, quit IRC with a message about the wonderful situation, then shutdown the system and started tearing things apart.

I never knew that my motherboard would warn during POST if the fan was disconnected. Now I do, which I guess is a good thing to know. I have managed to pull the custom plastics off of the original fan, so all I need now is a 90mm box fan with a three wire power connector. Hopefully I can pick up a fan tomorrow sometime early and get my system back up and running.

I do hope I can build myself a new system someday soon, possibly before the end of the year. It would be nice to have a bit more modern of a system, especially one that doesn't have an OEM-modified BIOS (that only boots OEM-modified CDs) along with other not-so-fun suprises. Wish me luck, I guess, for tomorrow and the future.

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Current Music: near silence of only Dory running

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August 8th, 2005

02:43 pm - Concert Aftermath

Bleh sick stupid meh.

I would like to say, first of all, that the Delta Center has horrible acoustics. It is a place primarily for basketball games though, so that's to be expected.

The first group was some local, easily forgettable generic country group. I don't even know their name. Their sound person managed to make the horrible acoustics even worse, though.

The second groups was incredible though. I can recommend Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand to anyone, especially since I didn't think they were even really country-sounding. I'll be picking up some of their CDs at some point. Oh, and the acoustics? They managed to actually still sound good despite them.

We were back to horrible acoustics for LeAnn Rimes, though. I think they were worst than with the first group. She also didn't engage the audience at all, just said what song she was going to sing (if she did) and sang it. We walked out during her performance — the lights shining directly up form the stage into our eyes along with the horrible acoustics were quite headache-inducing.

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August 4th, 2005

03:21 am - Decisions

Maybe going to a concert this weekend. I'm not sure if I'll like it or not. I've had offers to go out to a movie or something with friends I know from work too, though.

Meh! Stupid choices.

I need a time turner. ;_;

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July 28th, 2005

12:44 am - Art and Language

Winged Artistic Nudity

I certainly like this image. It makes me sad that I can't understand the language used on the site I found it on (Fantasya.Net) and more easily find other such pieces of artwork. Who votes for implementing a single worldwide language? Of course it would have to be based on English and Chinese, with Spanish and some African dialects thrown in for spice. German would probably get used for a lot of technical stuff, unless everyone else insists that it not be. French would probably be blended in somewhat, but I expect Esperanto to make just as good a showing if not a better one than French.

Cancel that. I just want a fish in my ear.

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July 20th, 2005

02:28 pm - Wordless

Once again, I want to write but I don't know what to write. I guess I'll try throwing words at Notepad until I come up with something.

Edit: Completely failed to write anything. Bleh.

Current Mood: creativecreative

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