January 8th, 2003

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Tonight...

...was a beautiful night. There was some sort of inversion layer keeping the smoke from chimneys around here at streetlamp level, and it's pretty amazing. When I step out my front door in the early evening, Orion is hanging over the neighbor's house, doing eternal battle with Taurus for the fair maiden Pleadies, and it reminds me that I feel most in contact with God at moments like that. You can have your stately Gothic cathederals, I'll take a winter night staring up at Orion.

I shouldn't be up at the moment, but I've spent most of the night attempting to get somewhere in Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and so I'm still awake. Need to set the alarm for early and move it across the room. Have a doctor's appointment, and, well, I should also pull out my charger for the Palm and charge that, and see on UCB's site when Spring Break is. And I should finish Java and finish enrolling in my classes. I am so full of slack, it's not funny.

Anyway, since 8 AM comes early, it's off to bed with me, with one more post coming before then...
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Quotes to share with you all this morning...

...I found the Maggie Thatcher one to be funniest. (Speaking of which, the Brits have had Maggie, and the Canadians had Kim Campbell, however brief that was...why can't we run a woman for president? :P On the other hand, both Maggie and Kim were Conservatives, I guess that means the Republicans would have to run her...).

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.- Western Union internal memo, 1876.</b>

The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility. - Lee DeForest, inventor.

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? - H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

It will be years -- not in my time -- before a woman will become Prime Minister. - Margaret Thatcher, 1974.

I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone. - Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, 1869.

There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will. - Albert Einstein, 1932.
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Buying a vidgame.

Okay. I have a thirty dollar gift certificate. I've decided to spend it at the computer games store in the mall.

I've narrowed what I want down to three possibilities: Civ3:Play The World, Myst III Deluxe Edition, and Neverwinter Nights.

Now, I need some help here. I've got pros and cons to all these in my minds.

PTW: Pro: I like Civ, this is the expansion pack for it. Con: I'm not very good at Civ, nor am I really interested in online gaming.
M3D: Pro: It's the Deluxe Edition, so it comes with the soundtrack CD and the strategy guide. Cheapest of the three. Con: I've heard Myst III really isn't that good of a game.
NWN: Pro: I've heard good things about the game from other people. Con: Not sure I like the genre, most expensive.

Help? Your thoughts are appreciated.
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