Just for the sake of it…
- Saw Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest today. Coincidentally, I finally picked up my own copy of Sid Meier’s Pirates just beforehand. Both the game (which I already had a long borrowed copy of, thanks to the magnificence of the one and only “Big” Al) and movie were sublime for what they are — frothy action romps. Who doesn’t enjoy a good romp every now and again?
- The sharp counterpoint to all this piratical merriment lay earlier in the day, when I was checking my trusty old Amiga 500, which was uncovered under a pile of boxes the other day. Sadly, I’m going to have to replace the word “trusty” with the word “deceased”, as all it could manage was a pitiful whining sound — and that, rather alarmingly, from the power supply. Oh, well, there go all those terrible undergraduate history essays that I slaved so hard on from ’93-’95. I can’t say I’ll miss them. Oh no… It’s just occured to me… no more SMURF HUNT!
- Some of my writing that has re-emerged is a guide to Firefox Extensions that I co-wrote for CNET.com.au some months back; it’s been refreshed and revamped (although, to be fair, the new stuff in there isn’t mine).
- The demands of work, children and a heavily pregnant wife are eating away at my sleep time. Exhibit One demonstrates this nicely, I think: This is me trying to get some writing work done, about five minutes ago. Time to go get the eyelid-propping matchsticks, methinks.