The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Overheard conversation at a place of employment wherein the employer asks the employee about the relative lack of posts in the recent past of the employee's blog.

“You haven't updated in a while, have you?”

“Nope, not really.”

“You might have to hire a ghost writer.”

“Possibly so.”


Alive and well on Ganymede

Again, a week (or so) has gone by with nary an update.

Thing is, the past few weeks I haven't really had the gumption of writing entries, and it's not like I have a good excuse like I'm deep into writing for National Novel Writing Month (hardly—I didn't fool myself this year with thinking I would finish); it's just that I … don't really have much to write about.

Even I am tired of ranting about control panels and Cobalt RaQs.

I am, however, conversing with my friend Bill Lefler through his blog about the future of carbon paper (and part II of the future of carbon paper).


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Tonight the Brood (Spring, Wlofie, The Kids and I) saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the latest film in the ongoing saga of an orphaned kid who's also a wizzard.

The book was the longest and perhaps the darkest of the saga so far, and unfortunately, the movie suffered because of it. The whole first half of the film felt too jumbled and cutup (much like the entirety of David Lynch's Dune) but the second half flowed much better (but the the book was better, as is almost always the case with a movie).

My other two complaints with the film: I still preferr Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore than Michael Gambon. Mr. Gambon comes across as too forceful and less whimsical than Mr. Harris' soft spoken version.

And the other complain: not enough Snape! The most interesting character in the whole series, and only a few minutes of screen time.

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