Anyone know how to fix this? I'm liking Safari better than Firefox for Mac OS 10.3 -- less crashes and it feels a little faster and smoother. But it's for shit when it comes to Blogger. I can't access the HTML editing view. Hence my crappy looking blog.
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Who wants a gmail account?
I have one to give away. Make me an offer. Preferably something ridiculous.
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Sunday, December 26, 2004
US Experimenting on prisoners
How anyone could vote for this administration is beyond me.
I love these things. This one is in the Santa Monica mountains up above Mandeville Canyon, which is a funny little road that snakes north from Sunset Boulevard almost all the way through to Encino. There's a couple of trailheads up near the end of Mandeville Canyon, and you can do a loop up to the ridge, around on a weird stretch of Mulholland Drive that's dirt and closed to cars, through an old abandoned Cold War-era nuclear missle detection radar station army base, and back down the other side of the canyon.
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Friday, December 17, 2004
Okay, haven't posted for a while; probably my three friends who were reading this have stopped checking it for updates by now. But this is huge news for a certain subset of geekdom.
They's making a Thomas Covenant movie.
Here's the link: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/film/brief_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000739361
Now, okay. LOTR made shitloads of money and everyone wants a piece. Narnia is getting the full WETA treatment (and I should have posted about the little featurette that just came out about that). Pirates of the Caribbean is getting two sequels (and I should have posted about Chow Yun-Fat being cast in them). But Thomas Covenant? Lord Foul? The Land? Leprosy? Rape? A faithful adaptation would be about 79 hours long, with nothing happening between the first hour and the 78th. I love Stephen R. Donaldson's later stuff, but I recently went back and read the original two trilogies of Thomas Covenant and swore I would never pick them up again because they're so goddamn boring with not enough pay-off. When I heard he's now writing FOUR MORE books in this fucking series, I wanted to smack him upside the head.
Because Stephen R. Donaldson also wrote my favorite science fiction novels of all time. My favorite novels of all time. The Gap series kicks ass on just about every level, but is especially amazing in pacing and structure. I wouldn't want him to return to that series -- it's already complete. And it would make a MUCH better movie than fucking Thomas Covenant.
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Monday, November 29, 2004
The six-minute trailer for the Return of the King Extended Edition. Hot damn.
This blog is for things that have nothing to do with my actual work. Usually it's strange, interesting, or clever things I come across on the internet. Sometimes I'll post photos I've taken. I might occasionally post an idea, thought, or opinion (like, for example, that I think you should vote for Kerry). I'll try to post at least once a day. Enjoy.