Reviews Section

Hey, I figured it was as good a time as any. In the new exciting header,
you’ll find a link to my new reviews section, where I’ll eventually be
putting all kinds of fun stuff for you to read. It’s in the CRZ style,
so take note of that now.

If there’s anything you really want to see reviewed, let me know and
I’ll do my best, I guess.

Movie Review: Death Race 2000

(Note: In an effort to do more content, anything vagually interesting I
see/hear/play/go to will now get a review. I know you’re excited.)

Death Race 2000 (1975) stars David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. It
was made on a $300,000 budget. The concept is that in the year 2000,
there is a transcontinental race where points are awarded for the more
pedestrians you kill.

It sounds bad because it is. It was terrible. From the indescribable
soundtrack, to the cheesy lines (“A lot of people think you’re cute, but
I just think you’re a big baked potato.”), to the numerous continuity
errors, to the traps straight out of a Road Runner cartoon, this movie
is terrible.

It’s also the funniest movie I’ve seen in the past year. I almost pissed
myself with laughter. Big thumbs up for nothing more than its pure
cheesiness.

Hmm, I think it’s time to make a new logo…

Rainy Saturday Afternoon Updates

Well, it’s Saturday, and it’s raining, so I’m inherently bored. What to
do?

Well, first off, Neil Marcus has protested a lack of updates (mostly for
his quotes) on the quotefile, so there’s a couple new quotes there.
Disregard the number at the top, it’s innacurate these days.

Also, the Bank of W-Up Mountain W-Up Credit Union (an
equal-opportunity W-Up lender) has hit its potential max for funds; we
fit 108 cans of soda in the fridge today. Pictures later so you can see
what we do for fun at Cornell.

Oh God, Not Again

Yes folks, it’s quite possibly my least favorite day of the year. Why do
I not like April Fools day at all? Because over the past couple of
years, *everyone* feels the need to pull jokes, to the point where the
world is so fucking oversaturated with jokes that nothing legitimate can
get done.

I have nothing against the jokes, but when you see a million press
releases go up, and you see the words “SHOCKING NEWS” fifty times, you
just have to roll your eyes and go Bah(tm). And because of that, any
even slightly legitimate news will be completely ignored. So, in effect,
nothing can happen today. It’s a day completely lost from the year.
Example: Last night, while pacing around aimlessly for CourseEnroll (and
yes, I got all my classes in just fine, thank you), I wondered into the
Friedland/Cross compound and saw an email from one Michael Suttles. The
email said that he was going to be transfering to UT Austin. The first
words out of my mouth were, “It’s April Fools Day.”

But what if Mike IS transfering to UT Austin? I was contemplating
transfering for most of last semester. Do we all brush off everything
today just because we don’t want to feel like a jackass?

Enough ranting from me, I feel like Mike Jasper. Oh, if you’ve got
cash kicking around, get the MDFMK CD, it’s quite swank.

CourseEnroll Tonight

The travesty known as Course Enroll begins tonight for us rising
juniors. Since if you’re here, you must care at least a little about me,
here’s a brief list of what I hope to take next semester:

  • CS 414 (Operating Systems)
  • CS 381 (Theory of Computing)
  • PSYCH 102 (Intro. to Cognative Studies)
  • OR 350 (Accounting)
  • ENGRD 264 (Computer Inst. Design)

This, of course, hinges on my luck, but hey, it should work out.

Break’s Over

Yup, it’s sad but true. Spring Break has come and gone again. Since
there’s probably some slight desire to hear about what I did, here goes
nothing.

Saturday morning, my parents woke me up at the crack of dawn and I drove
them to the airport so they could go to New Orleans. The half-week
without them was interesting, and I rented a DC to pass the time. On
Wednesday, both my parents and my girlfriend Katie came back. Katie and
I had a wonderful time doing just about nothing. We hung out like we
always do. She went back at 5 PM today.

I’m well rested and ready to head back into school…I think.

Everything’s Coming Up Remy

Ok, so as you can probably tell, I got rid of that ugly frame, so
everything is inline and chock full of PHP. Should make my life easier.
Hopefully soon, I’ll put up a couple more old content pages, and I’ll
put up the last section I’ve been meaning to do, which is more or less
my personal junk drawer. So keep watching.

In consumer news, I got my Palm V Folding Keyboard, and it’s extremely
nifty. I highly recommend one to anyone with a Palm (although I will
have to send mine back due to a sunken spacebar).

Finally, some big news – Ian Lynch Smith offered me a position as an
Intern with Freeverse. As you may know, I’ve been working with them for
the past year or so for beta testing and things like that, and this will
just be furthering my duties. I couldn’t be happier.

Struggling with the dark and responding to the light.