Archive: December 2003

December 27, 2003

Return of the King

Just a quick bit, since praise of all shapes and sizes has already been dolled out. Return of the King marks the conclusion of one the most ambitious works in film history. The three Lord of the Rings films were shot at once combining enormous scale in terms of sets, props, and detail, as well as groundbreaking special effects (not… more »

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December 17, 2003

Panther and a 20 inch iMac

So long old friend! I have put my old workhorse blue and white G3 tower out to pasture and bought a new Apple 20 inch iMac. I giggled excitedly, not unlike a young schoolgirl, on the arrival of the new box…and to be honest, really haven’t stopped. It truly is a thing of beauty. The screen is gigantic with plenty… more »

December 8, 2003

A Splendid Day Off

Today I had off. Today my car got towed. Rob was nice enough to drive me to the impound lot. Rob was nicer still to wait with me amidst the lines, yelling people, and inane process of car retrieval. It costs $100 to spring your car from the joint, and an extra $25 for your parking ticket. If you would… more »

December 4, 2003

Mario Kart Double Dash Impressions

First some background. For the better part of my college career, Mario Kart 64 was the video game of choice for my friends and me. Later, this was played in tandem with other favorites, GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark, though rather than replacing Mario Kart we would just put in some overtime. Colorful characters, great music, fun gameplay, and perhaps… more »