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September 30, 2003

Return of the King Trailer

Go ahead, download a big version from lordoftherings.net. Looks pretty amazing. There's a frame-by-frame analysis over at theonering.net if somethings don't make sense.

GoLive 7? Not quite

Well, the new version of GoLive has been announced. I'll probably pass on this at home, not sure about upgrading at work. I'm not interested in paying $169 for the upgrade (almost a Photoshop-level upgrade cost), especially when previous upgrades were only $99. I'll spend my software money on upgrading to Panther when it comes out in a month or so.

September 25, 2003

Return of the King Trailer

According to theonering.net, the Return of the King trailer will go online next Monday.

September 23, 2003

Second 5K

Ran in the Bucktown 5K on Sunday morning. Didn't get run over. Lots of people there (1000+) running on some narrow, car-lined streets. Nice things about the race: location (never spent much time in the Bucktown area on foot), chip timing (you tie a little plastic thing with a computer chip in it to your shoe, which acts like a little security card, recording the times you cross the start and finish lines), decent food, nice weather, goody bag. Slightly annoying thing: no mile markers (I didn't expect 1- and 2-mile split times, but knowing how far I'd gone so far and being able to compare it with how long I had been running would have been nice). Managed to take more than a minute off of last wek's time, though.

September 19, 2003

Ancient History

Spent a little time poking around with the Internet Archive Wayback Machine looking for sites I remember from long ago. Found my old colophon/about page:

Several of these web pages were created originally in SimpleText back in mid-1994. After HomePage 2.0 came out, I switched away from text-based editing except for fine-tuning the HTML when it needs it, or I'm using a tag that HomePage 2.0 doesn't have. After I bought an iMac, I've been using PageMill 3.0. These pages have always been on my AOL account. I'm trying to keep them rather simple, hoping to make the content more interesting than the presentation. I'll leave the over-wrought presentations to others. Does this make me old fashioned, keeping my pages at a 1996, Netscape 2.0 level, with tables being the only cutting-edge feature?

Wow, started with HTML nearly 10 years ago? Bought my iMac in late 1998, still have it.

September 15, 2003

First run

Ran in my first 5K on Saturday, the Flossmoor 5K. A couple hundred people running through town, with a very casual feel. Did OK, just a couple seconds over 30 min for the 3.1 miles. Next Suday I'll take on the Bucktown 5K, wich will be much larger (1800 people, according to their site). Let's hope I don't get run over.

September 5, 2003

Uncommon Letterhead

Backingham Palace Letterhead

I've been scanning a bunch of old photos and such at work for use in presentations and came across a letter from Buckingham Palace, so I thought I'd scan the letterhead.

September 4, 2003

CD Prices to Drop?

From today's NY Times: Universal to Cut Prices of Its CDs. Looks like they're hoping to entice buyers away from file-sharing services.

Under the new pricing scheme, Universal would lower its wholesale price on a CD to $9.09 from $12.02. The company said it expected retail stores to lower CD prices to $12.98, from the $16.98 to $18.98 they now charge, and perhaps to as low as $10.

I'll believe this when I see it.

September 2, 2003

Rush in Rio Official Release Date & Info

Seen today on Rush.com: Official release date: October 21, 2003 for Rush In Rio. Interesting bonus stuff on the DVD and CD, too.

Stange Traveling Companion

Forgot to mention that I was headed home from work on the 145 last week when I noticed this weird caterpillar on the seat next to me. It seemed to be trying to find its way up off of the seat via the steel post next to it but couldn't grab ahold of it. I let it crawl onto the magazine I was reading as a couple women across from me watched. They seemed kinda spooked by this fluffy, multicolored thing. Once we got to the next stop I flicked it out the window, much to their relief.

Forgot to mention that I've also seen the new G5 at the Apple Store. Case looks pretty neat, although a bit sterile. Didn't get a chance to mess with it due to the 4-5 others hunched in front of it. Noticed this morning on the way to work that they seem to have four of the machines set up for demo purposes so maybe another look is in order.