I am so tired and I don't know why. All I've wanted to do the past 36 hours is sleep. It takes all my effort to prop open my eyelids...
It's a big day in Geek Land: both the extended The Fellowship of the Ring DVD and the Attack of the Clones DVD are released today. I'm not likely to buy the Attack of the Clones DVD, but you never can tell.
Jeff and I were talking about the new movies yesterday, and he pointed out that even if the prequels do suck, he can't resist owning them. "They're Star Wars," he said, as if that were explanation enough.
You know something? It is.
For men of a certain age, Star Wars is holy. Not even the festering piles of crap that George Lucas passes off as movies nowadays can dissuade us. (Though it's a near thing, I'll admit.)
Yesterday, the lackluster
A final Star Wars note: Last night at Monday Night Football, I was in a room with four women (all my age) who had not seen a single Star Wars movie. I found that, well, strange, I guess.
Across the country tonight, millions of geeks will be late to bed because they've stayed up to watch the super-deluxe extendo version of The Fellowship of the Ring. I will be one of them.
Some of the Flash stuff being produced these days is outstanding. Across the web, projects like We Come in Peace are proliferating. Ferry Halim's Orisinal produces beautiful games. Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, and the rest of the gang are hilarious. Flash is a great outlet for creative types.
(Speaking of Strong Bad (and, honestly, who isn't?): his 50th episode features a special "easter egg", an old-time episode in black-and-white. Can you find it?)
The latest version of Moveable Type contains an insidious bug. When one edits an existing weblog entry and then saves the changes, the "edit entry" screen reverts to the old settings after the save. This is nasty. I haven't tested to see precisely which fields are affected, but I know the category and excerpt fields certainly are, and I strongly suspect the entry body field is, as well.
This is a nasty, nasty bug that has already caused extra work for me. And it's a bug that has effects that are difficult to notice until they're manifested in the weblog itself.
On this day at foldedspace.org
2004 — Little Things Sometimes it is the little things which make me happy.
2003 — Eugene Brody In which an old man calls, and then amuses me with his joie de vivre.