The last few weeks have been rather a blur of prairie-like weather, power outages, head colds, and random elementary classrooms. Not much to highlight.
After missing his show by just a few days when visiting Hungary in 1999, I finally managed to catch up with one of Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds, right here in Vancouver. More than just a beautiful memento mori, it’s a fascinating scientific experience that can’t be had in any other fashion.
Though I held out for some 28 years (including three undergraduate degrees), I’ve finally caved and started drinking the occasional coffee. I love it. I use a French press, and thus far my brew of choice has been Intelligentsia’s Black Cat Espresso Blend. Again, I love it.
Ubuntu 6.10 is still running like a dream, and I’d recommend that Windows, Macintosh, and Linux users alike give it a go. How can you pass up a powerful, secure, and stable operating system, complete with a huge library of software (especially when it is free)?
Aside from my regular titles, I’ve been lost in WACKY silver-age Superman tales; reading stories of Superman “traveling back in time to mate¹ his parents” makes for uncommon bedtime reading.
Phantom Princess, the latest Zelda adventure on the Wii is holding up well to long-term play, though I still have yet to take much interest in the Wii Sports game included with the console. I’ve read good things about Rayman, but do any gamers-what-I-really-know have recommendations on what I might pick up next?
The 2.0 patch for World of Warcraft has landed, and I’ve yet to update my AddOns, let alone log in to play. I’ll save summarizing my first two years of play for another post.
1. M-A-T-E. Neither a typo here, nor in the 1958 comic.