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Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
No spoilers I promise. The end of Battlestar Galactica was dramatic, action packed and full of beautiful, emotional, brilliantly acted scenes. For that, and for many of the splendid individual moments it has brought us over the years I am truly grateful.
Having said that, the big problem is that, for all of the advertising promises that claimed “You will know the truth” and leading us through a mysterious, prim rose labyrinth for the past five years, the explanation for everything we’ve seen is . . . um . . .god or demons, or magic, or something.
QUICK! LOOK OVER THERE COOL CG!!!
In other words they don’t tell you. Ever.
There are also glaring, unrecyclable inconsistencies with what has gone before. I promised no spoilers here, but if anyone is looking to have a rambling three hour conversation about it, feel free to bring it up, at your own risk.
The first time I ever learned Ron Moore’s name was after watching the ST:TNG episode “The Defector” which impressed me so much, that I looked up who had written it. My friends told me this would happen, but I insisted that my man ‘Ron’ would not let me down. I was a big fan. I had a lot of faith in this guy but, sorry, I feel let down.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
A documentary on Ray Kurzweil. Looks interesting but sounds a little one sided. Still let us not prejudge it. I'm looking forward to this and, of course, "The Singularity is Near" later this year.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Excelent Article on Advancing Technology here. I was talking about this stuff with the boys and they were pretty skeptical, which is healthy, but I felt like I wasn't getting my point across. This article sites much of what I was trying to explain.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Yes, I have seen it! It was glorious and disturbing. I highly recommend it but please keep in mind this is not a movie for kids. That "R" rating, they're not kidding about that. I don't want to put any spoilers here but, in general, I really liked it.
"I've walked across the sun. I've seen events so tiny and so fast they hardly can be said have occurred at all, but you... you are a man. And this world's smartest man means no more to me than does its smartest termite." - Dr. Manhattan
Monday, March 2, 2009
Here is a quick shot of the backyard. Needless to say I am working from home today. In fact, my company has decided to stay closed and have everyone work from home today. Hopefully all the work I've done over the past year making sure people can work from anywhere will pay off today. Meanwhile we are all set here at the house, except, that the milk, that I have plenty of here in the house, has gone off.
Oh well, black coffee and rice cakes for me. I went shopping for food yesterday so we are all set on everything else. The snow shovel and salt are by the door and we have a lit candle right next to a bunch of utility candles ready to go in the event that we lose power. We're just going to hunker down wait it out.