Spent this weekend with Surphaze, Joe&Est, and John&Erica (wow, J&E^2!) going around town. It was refreshing to be around people for a change on a weekend.
I got to see Hero
which wasn't really my cup of tea BUT, for a movie in which people are dancing on water and fighting each other with water droplets... it was okay. The story was really good - some of the fantasy kung-fu stuff was on the verge of being obnoxious, then again, I kind of chalked that up to a cultural story-telling mechanism. The only problem I really had delt with the audience. Everyone was expecting something probably in the Kill Bill/Pulp Fiction department since, you know who, is producing the US Release. The marketing gurus, I feel, have unjustly advertised this flick as a matrix-style shoot 'em up flick. Unfortunately, this is not that kind of movie. It's an eastern-fantasy tale akin to Crouching Tiger. So some of the snickering from the people around me was a bit... lame.
I also managed to see Donnie Darko: the Director's Cut
last night. It was wonderful! The added footage isn't on the DVD and it really fleshes out some of the details that were lacking (ie: what made it so strange for most movie goers). Don't get me wrong, I loved the bizzare portions of the original cut - it actually gave my friends and myself something interesting to discuss as opposed to the usual bitching that happens after seeing a movie about time-travel. The Director's Cut is done in a book/chapter format. With each chapter's beginning coming from "The Philosophy of Time Travel". Each of these excerpts overviews what is currently happening to Donnie and the people he's trying to save. So, if you didn't like the mystery/unanswered questions of the first movie or would like to see how far off your thoughts about what was going on are, see it. Or if you just love the darn movie... see it. Or, if you haven't ever seen it... see it.
Moving + Computers
Since I'm moving to Augusta soon (thank you army!), I'll be packing this week after work each day and I'm getting all the other ins-outs tied together.
What's fun about this move is that I'll be leaving Atlanta for Augusta until Feb. Then 2 days after my return to Atlanta, I'll have to go overseas again for a month! Man, my stuffs going to be in storage forever
Got the AC adapter for my laptop so, that machine is hard at work parsing a gutenburg webster dictionary. I'll soon have 2 databases of word & parts-of-speech maps to compare and merge. woohoo! Working on this grammar checker has really given me a "good old days" feeling from the summer I spent working in PARL. I kinda miss the days I spent working on the cluster. ;)
Newegg just shipped out my new desktop power supply today. I'm getting anxious b/c the entire world has wrapped up doom 3 and i've yet to get it going! grr!
Scout has a really strange bug right now and I'm not sure why it's happening. There's a runtime error when it tries to perform a simple floating point operation, which leads me to believe that an object that I'm drawing out of my datastructure isn't the right type.
I'm soooooooo psyched about seeing the Burning Brides
tomorrow night! This show is going to friggin' rock!