14 Sep 2001 mstarch   » (Journeyer)

11th of september was a strange day, and somehow the days continue to be strange.

I am anxious about how the world will look as a result of the attack on the US. Maybe something good will come of it, but I doubt it. I understand the rage of the americans, and I think retribution is justified, but I fear nothing good will come of it. I watched CNN from just after the second plane hit the WTC and it was really weird to just stand and see the plot unfold - the buildings burning and then falling down, and afterwards the news about the pentagon and the believed car bomb outside the state department.

... also in the news (we are all becoming cnn zombies);

I have now received a new more game-enabling computer at home, and has also begun to toy around a bit with directx 8. Last I had a serious look at directx was around directx5, and my how the api has changed since then. But thankfully it has changed to the better :-) I really just love the thought of vertex and pixel shaders, and really hate that it's not a Geforce 3 I ordered ;-)

I have read Microserfs for the umpteenth time, and I am now reading "In a dark wood wandering" by Hella Haase, which takes place in medieval france in the beginning of the 15th century. It's very much concerned with intricacies of high politics, and has a dark looming feeling over it which is kinda inspiring. It's also funny to read the introduction about how the book was translated from its original language dutch, to english in a process that took over 25 years, because the translater after several years died during translation, whereafter the almost finished manuscript lay in his appartment for 20 years until it was salvaged after a fire. Reading that story reminds you how warped our modern idea of deadlines sometimes seem.

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