Blog Archive for May 2005
Yes, folks, this was a Star Wars weekend for me. I went home to my parents' and on Saturday night we watched A New Home, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi. All in a row! It was tons of fun!
Mom and dad hadn't seen the new one yet, so we went to Revenge of the Sith again on Monday. Of course, there were tons of great food, lots of guests, and other things this weekend, but that's not about Star Wars, so I won't mention that.
I had nothing really good to say, except for the hundreds of things that happened in the last couple days and I wanted to blog but was unable to becuase of server switching. It's almost like not having a phone number for two days. I'm OK now, though. I'm going to my parent's for the weekend.
Speaking of which, I should try out that technology that WordPress has to let me e-mail blog posts to a secret address and it'll post them for me. That'd be cool. So you might e-mail blog posts from me this weekend, ya never know.
So you want to know about the digital version of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith? Frankly, I could barely notice a difference. It still was great to see it again, but it wasn't really any technically more amazing, as far as I could tell. But it still makes releasing a movie really easy - all they have to do is send them a large file over the Internet or whatever.
Of course, part of the reason I probably didn't see anything different is because I'm half-blind. But oh well.
I couldn't wait until Saturday, so I decided to get very little work done today and go to the movies. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith is definitely a dark film, but it does answer just about every question I've ever had about the series. People said it was pretty action-packed, and it was, but there are still some slow times where they're just talking and romancin'. And yeah, it was definitely more violent and dark than the previous films. But none of that detracted from it, I don't think.
On Saturday evening I'm gonna see it in a state-of-the art DLP theater, so that should be really cool. I'm anxious to see how the difference between film and digital on the big screen - it should be cool.
OK, so for me it's mostly preaching to the choir. I currently don't like hiring people, although I try to be as kind to them as possible because they hold the key to a job. It's not that I hate them personally, I just hate the rules that say that I'm not worth hiring. I just hate the fact that I have to kiss up to them and say exactly what they want to hear, even if it's not true. I'd rather say it like it is, thus we both know what we're getting into.
This columnist says that Hiring is Obsolete. While I don't know if that's true, I'm not sure about what I want to do about it. People have been saying that I should start my own website company, but I don't feel ready for it. Sure, I've done a number of projects myself, but that's really different from running your own company. If the full-time job does not come, I may consider it, but I'm still having a hell of a time trying to work from home, so I'd need to do something about that too.
EDIT: Half the reason I put this up there was because I didn't finish reading it and wanted to read it later. I still haven't finished reading it, but it does look like a good read, so that's the other half of why I pointed it out.
Well, I don't know if it was a virus or just the hard drive malfunctioning, but whatever it was, it was bad. I ended up buying a new hard drive to get up and running as soon as possible. But I am currently chatting with Dell Support and they'll send me a replacement for the old hard drive. So, now I got tons of space!
So, once again, either God or myself have given me a computer challenge. Earlier this afternoon my computer contracted a virus, shut down before I could fix it, and then obviously wouldn't restart Windows. So, now I have the challenge of fixing it. If I knew what the virus was....
Kids, remember never to play around with e-mails that you don't know where they are from. Some will give your computer viruses!