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.”

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Why yes, I haven't updated in a while …

Yes, I've been rather lax in the updates here recently. Most of the time I don't have really anything to talk about, or the desire to talk about anything. And the rare case when I do have something I want to write about, well, it's at a time when I can't (not near an Internet capable computer or involved with some work) and when I do get the chance, I don't feel like updating.

I've written about this before (and yes, I stopped and spent a few minutes tracking down the relevant entry, making me loose some steam in the writing process—sigh). I guess that if it were even easier for me to write an entry, I would be more inclined to write more often, but I'm still waiting for that “Perfect HTML Editor” that will do The Right Thing™.

Then there's the whole “not having anything to write about” bit, but that's not entirely true. There's (and here I go, tracking down the relevant entries again—XXXX brick wall—not to mention actual work—yet more sighage; now, where was I? … oh yes) the fact that you do indeed require RARP to install Debian on a Cobalt RaQ2 (only Linux dropped support for RARP in the 2.3 timeframe and now you need a userland program—and it was fun getting that to compile); I finished the network diagram for The Company (and have been keeping it up to date) and now that I've finished the physical layer, I have to now work on the IP layer (which is a bit of a mess, although I'm not sure how much of that is due to BGP issues, and how much of it is legacy issues). And I haven't had to deal with a control panel issue in nearly a month (but even I am bored with detailing the control panel issues) (as a further note, making that sidebar took a good ten minutes, and yes, I have no idea what I was going to write about next).

So … well … um … there we are.

I'll find out just how good the next George Lucas film is tonight

The general opinion of “Revenge of the Sith” seems to be that it marks a distinct improvement on the last two episodes, “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack of the Clones.” True, but only in the same way that dying from natural causes is preferable to crucifixion.

Via too many sites to mention, “St ar Wars: Episode III.”

Ah, Star Wars.

And George Lucas bashing.

Just like in May 1999 when Smirk treated the entire office to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, he is once again taking the entire office (although this time around it's a much smaller office) to see Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith—the midnight showing tonight (well, technically, tomorrow morning).

I've written quite a bit on Star Wars in the past (and my friend Hoade and I have gone on for hours about the films and how Luke should have fallen to the Dark Side and Han (WHO SHOT FIRST! … ahem) should have been the next Jedi Knight; from cynic to believer in three films), but now … I don't think I can even muster the energy to write about it (and it's not because of the previous entry—but because I feel George Lucas blew the whole story arc). I know Smirk is really looking forward to “Revenge of the Sith,” and from the previews I've seen, it looks good.

But then again, previews are supposed to look good.

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