September 2002 Archives

Push, Nevada might not get

Push, Nevada might not get cancelled yet ;-). Here are the Nielson ratings, and here's a CNN article pointing to ABC's amazing survival. I really just want to see the show to completion - I have no prospect of winning the $1,045,000.

What's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture?

Quoting from http://www.leafnode.org/index.html:

'Advantages of Leafnode (compared to other servers) are:

* Uses very little disk space and bandwidth compared to other servers. Obviously truer for 3-user sites than for 30-user, and probably wholly untrue for 300-user sites.
* Easy configuration and maintenance. Leafnode tries very hard to recover automatically from error situations.

Of course, leafnode also has weaknesses. Some of these are:

* Loses news. In just about any error situation, leafnode tries to fix its problems by deleting the offending article.
* Scales very badly.'

So, it 'tries very hard to recover automatically from error situations', but 'In just about any error situation, leafnode tries to fix its problems by deleting the offending article.' Something doesn't sit right here.

Forgot to mention that I

Forgot to mention that I finished watching 24 the other day, and it was indeed quite a good series. I'm looking forward to the next season.

Saw The Majestic on Sunday,

Saw The Majestic on Sunday, but wasn't overly impressed. However, I was impressed with Grave of the Fireflies, a rather bleak, but excellent, anime.

Oh man, I hope this

Oh man, I hope this is as good as it sounds - "Comedian".

Just finished watching Shallow Hal

Just finished watching Shallow Hal and Bully, the latter being one of the harshest movies I've seen in a while - and based on a true teenage story, too. I don't really recommend Shallow Hal (actually, either of the aforementioned movies, for that matter). Deceiver was good, but not amazing (not really believable). Also, skip Nomads. It tries to be a horror/thriller, but it's pathetically cheesy (in the way that only horribly 80's movies were).

For those of you 'playing

For those of you 'playing at home' with Push, Nevada:

Here are the first 3 clues as I've found them:

Legend: Episode Number, Title, Clue

1) 'The Amount' - $1,054,000
2) 'The Black Box' - TV is the word
3) 'The Color Of...' - Orange

When I surfed www.pushtimes.com, I saw a poll that had all of these answers, but they were obfuscated slightly.

I think this is the

I think this is the first time I've ever agreed with Al Gore.

Okay, folks. I cannot, for

Okay, folks. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to build OPT Mozilla with symbols (Windows 2000).

I've tried:

export MOZ_PROFILE=1
MOZ_PROFILE=1
ac_add_options --disable-debug
mk_add_options MOZ_PROFILE=1

and still no luck. I realize that the single 'MOZ_PROFILE=1' without the export call is probably extraneous, but I didn't think it would hurt, either. Again, please contact me if you have a solution.

24 is one of the

24 is one of the best shows to ever be broadcast on TV. I've just watched up to 'noon', so I'm exactly 1/2 way into the 1st Season's series.

Got back around 12:30 last

Got back around 12:30 last night from a glorious 3-day weekend on Lake Shasta with some friends from work. We had an incredible time of using the wave runner, going off the houseboat's slide, general swimming, and the rest of the usual vacation activites: card/board games, loud music and great food.

DOCTOR DHD (2:25:28 PM): you

DOCTOR DHD (2:25:28 PM): you don't know me
DOCTOR DHD (2:25:28 PM): but I was just trying to see if I made up a "phony" name if it would save on my buddy list so I tried technutz but I guess it is not a "phony name" sorry to bother you..

(Directing this next entry to

(Directing this next entry to a very limited scope of engineers.)

If anybody can help me get line numbers going for Purify running Mozilla under Windows 2000 opt, please do email me. In my .mozconfig, I have:

MOZ_PROFILE=1
ac_add_options --disable-debug

and yet this still isn't working. Under nmake, I used to just do MOZ_PROFILE=1 and symbolic info would be built automatically. Sigh.

Saw Panic Room last night,

Saw Panic Room last night, and while it was okay, (and had Forest Whitaker, a major plus), I'm not a big fan of Jodie Foster _or_ claustrophobic thriller movies, so I'll have to relegate my recommendation of it to a 'lazy-Saturday rental', rather than something to watch as a main attraction on Friday night. Note that it was done by excellent directory David Fincher, whose previous work I've oft enjoyed.

I've filed a couple decent

I've filed a couple decent Evangelism bugs - bug 169078 (Netscape's search page) and bug 169083 on Akamai (they're applying :hover states to body text, ewwww).

So happy to finally see

So happy to finally see Minority Report, a refreshing sci-fi movie with many other elements (especially some well-placed comedy!). This erases the sour taste left by Signs.

Looking at my previous post,

Looking at my previous post, I'm wondering how much time I'll actually dedicate to Foothill's JS course. School begins for me the 25th of this month. I'm terribly excited, but it might be a lot of work.

Let me just reiterate that

Let me just reiterate that I absolutely cannot wait for this Fall's TV season to begin. (Next week, yay!)

1. There is the much-anticipated Push, Nevada, which is touted as being similar to Twin Peaks.
2. Survivor: Thailand, and it has a pastor as a cast member. (look for Ryan Davis in the staff credits, he was in band and a few classes of mine in high school).
3. Smallville returns, and more of Clark's powers will be unveiled, as well as the spaceship/reporter interaction (not to mention the season cliffhanger's resolution, hopefully).
4. Birds of Prey, though I'm not too ecstatic about this new show's debut.
5. 24 returns, but since I haven't seen any of the first season, I'm pretty much out of luck. I do have the first season on DVD arriving soon, but not in time to watch it all and be caught up.
6. New season of Insomiac with Dave Attell.
7. Alas, all is not bliss. My Real World: Las Vegas conflicts with my more-valued Push, Nevada. Perhaps I'll watch one, Tivo the other. (This is sickening, is it not? Follow, eyeball-rot).
8. Continuing with excellence is, of course, Road Rules.

Did I mention that all of this TV viewing would be immensely difficult to coordinate without my mighty Tivo?

Apparently this was the movie

Apparently this was the movie that inspired those teen horror flicks.

I'm starting to dislike Wells

I'm starting to dislike Wells Fargo very intensely.

Here's why:

1. I've had the incorrect mailing address on my checks for over a year (I'm lazy).
2. I decide to reorder checks, but this time specify the correct address.
3. Wells Fargo prints and mails the checks according to the old address.
4. I call them and give the following:

A) Account Number
B) Pin # (that only I would know)
C) Mother's Maiden Name (again, hopefully something only I would know)

I am then prompted for my 'password'. I don't remember setting up a 'password'. I guess, and get it wrong. Remember, this isn't an online account, and I've given them crucial information already.

Response: 'I'm sorry Mr. Donner, that is incorrect. You will have to visit your local branch office to resolve this matter'.

Click.

This password must be totally arbitrary, and I hope I don't have to go through contortions just to clear this up on Monday.

Siebel has an incredible campus,

Siebel has an incredible campus, that's for sure.

ham�mer (noun) 1. A hand

ham�mer (noun)

1. A hand tool that has a handle with a perpendicularly attached head of metal or other heavy rigid material, and is used for striking or pounding.

Ammendum:

(proper noun)

2. An arbitrary moniker given to yours truly by a coworker.

Right now I'm checking out Cass: Interpretations as it's streaming from Frisky Radio. Pretty good stuff, I must admit.

The denizens of my apartment

The denizens of my apartment complex are usually bothersome throughout the weekend, but I'm not sure what bothers me more - the noise they produce as a coterie, or the very fact that they're enjoying themselves, and I'm left, bored at home.

Something about this page will crash today's Netscape trunk 100%. Figured out what it was - a bug in the AOL ART image code, which is apparently only in commercial builds. Stuart will come to the rescue soon, I'm sure.

I'm not sure if I'll

I'm not sure if I'll be watching this year's Survivor: Thailand season, but we'll see.

Finished watching Pi: Faith in Chaos, and while I'll admit that the concepts and delivery of those concepts were fairly well-done, there were 2 threads of plot, and really only one of them panned out (the Jewish portion).

This show is insanely funny

This show is insanely funny - Trigger Happy TV.

This photo gallery of a

This photo gallery of a BBQ makes me want to run to safety. Oh, and to answer your question, I'm not a vegetarian, but I'm darn close ;-)

While watching the great movie

While watching the great movie Spellbound (by the Master himself, Alfred Hitchcock), I noticed that in the train station scene, there is a board that reads 'Elkhart' followed by 'Chicago'. The former was the town in Indiana where I attended high school.

Last night's viewing of choice

Last night's viewing of choice was the rather excellent The Salton Sea, starring Val Kilmer. It was quite the noir piece, and I appreciated parts of the story being narrated.

Liam was such an excellent

Liam was such an excellent movie. It's a rare treat in this world of glossed-over Disney ending trash. I highly recommend this, but be prepared for bittersweet emotions throughout this gem.

Try not to waste a

Try not to waste a couple of hours of your life 'watching' this 'movie', Battlefield Earth. It truly is one of the lamest sci-fi movies I've seen (of all the ones that dare take themselves seriously, that is). Oh, and the comments/review by this turkey just make me laugh even harder. What did I expect from a Scientology author?

Ah, yes. I'm glad that

Ah, yes. I'm glad that Sorority Life has finally come to the Season Finale - although I'm sad to see Jordan and Mara leaving, because they were 2 of the reason I watched the show. The whole Amanda/Candace thing just isn't all that interesting.

Once of the best progressive

Once of the best progressive trance albums of all time - Parks and Wilson - Painting on Silence.

Saw Birthday Girl - nothing

Saw Birthday Girl - nothing special indeed, and I say the same thing for the utterly boring and formulaic Time Machine.

I just ordered The Elements of Style, a book that should help me on my quest to attain English prowess once more.

Watched The Million Dollar Hotel

Watched The Million Dollar Hotel last night, and this review sums up my impression of the film entirely.

Been listening to a bunch

Been listening to a bunch of good 'old' stuff - Filter, Deftones, Third Eye Blind, Smashing Pumpkins, etc. And you all thought I was only a trance head. Bah. From the Adore album by Smashing Pumpkins:

17 seconds of compassion
17 seconds of peace
17 seconds to remember love is the energy by which all is created
17 seconds to remember all that is good
17 seconds to forget all your hurt and pain
17 seconds of faith
17 seconds to trust you again
17 seconds of radiance
17 seconds to send a prayer up
17 seconds is all you really need

So, yesterday while in line for a sandwich at my local Knob Hill Foods grocery store, the guy behind me put his hand on his upper arm and revealed a swastika tattoo. How pleasant.

Watched Soul Survivors last night, and I have to say that it's just the worst teen flick I've ever seen. Absolutely no cohesion. Ah well, at least The Cat and the Canary was pretty good.

This just made my day.

This just made my day. No more spam from 'Nigeria'.

I have sent so many

I have sent so many Ninjas this past few hours to attack my adversary John Gaunt, but to no avail. Perhaps tomorrow will bring new fortune to my failing dojo.

Watched Blade 2 last night,

Watched Blade 2 last night, it was pretty lame. Much better scenery was in the first one, too.

In the land of Mozilla, I fixed two small bugs -
Bug 166690 and Bug 44348 have to go through the review/super-review/approval process before I can land on the Mozilla 1.2alpha trunk.

I'm watching Spy Game next.

Just preordered the Season One

Just preordered the Season One disc of the TV show '24'.

From the JavaScript console of

From the JavaScript console of Stephen Donner's Netscape 7 browser to you:

Warning: 08 is not a legal ECMA-262 octal constant
Source File: http://www.mozillazine.org/weblogs/stephend/
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Source Code:
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Had a great time at

Had a great time at the Monteray Bay Aquarium with a friend all day yesterday. Coming home, I swear there was a 4 mile period where there were no mile markers on Highway 1. It was also a single lane road, and I don't remember that on the route coming down.

In the world of music, I thoroughly enjoyed the U2 Rattle and Hum documentary that was aired over this weekend. I'm so glad I set up my Tivo with some smart filters to catch a few favorite bands.

Movies - I enjoyed finishing up The Getaway, which is a great movie. Steve McQueen was a great actor. Also got to view the excellent epic Seven Samurai. Original Sin was just okay, I'm not an Antonio Banderas fan at all. The conclusion just wasn't convincing either, due to the nature of Angelina Jolie's character. Note that in real life, she's probably just as confused as her character's portrayal. Oh, and Woman in the Dunes could've been _so much_ better. So much for recommendations from friends. Everybody's tastes are different, I guess. Almost forgot to mention that I saw Orange County as well. Clearly, I watch too many movies.

Let it be publicly stated that I hate cell phones for anything but emergencies. Here is an article justifying said animosity. If you're a responsible user, I applaud you, but there are far too few of those around, especially in this area.

I can't wait for Fall TV to commence - Push, Nevada looks to be a top-notch nod to my old favorite Twin Peaks. Of course, a new season of Smallville is highly anticipated as well.

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