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 Monday
30 Nov 1998

LEGO death scenes

 Friday
27 Nov 1998

DS1's Ion engine is operational again. Here is a FAQ about the engine.

Babylon 5 is finally over, and not a moment too soon. I found the last season to be... trying. All of the articles I've seen about it make mention of JMS writing 91 of the show's 110 episodes. "His output is the equivalent of 50 feature films in five years." In volume, I suppose. I loved the plot of B5, but (especially in the last year) found the actual writing and dialog to be pretty bad.

I've finished Grim Fandago. It was excellent. Recommended. As a follow up to Monday's dialog below, I encounter an ex-florist:


Manny (your avatar)
Who's the plant nut?

Eva (fellow member of a revolutionary group)
That "nut" is Hector LeMans' personal munitions expert, Bowlsley...

Eva
A.K.A. "The Florist."

Eva
That was his job in the old world, but here he's a botanical weapons expert...

Eva
This has left him fairly...

Eva
...conflicted.

Manny
Seems like a gentle enough guy...


 Monday
23 Nov 1998

I've been playing Grim Fandango a lot recently. It's the newest adventure from Lucasarts and is awesome. I'm about halfway done and have put around 10-12 hours into it. Amusingly, it keeps a transcript of everything that happens. Here's an example:


Membrillo (a coroner in the Land of the Dead)
...I'm up to my ass in azaleas.

Manny (your avatar)
Do you ever worry that your job is getting to you, Membrillo?

Membrillo
Well, forensic botany is a trying job, Manny, but have you ever spent much time here with a florist?

Membrillo
In life, they became florists because they loved flowers, but here...

Membrillo
...a flower is a symbol of pain, of death within death.

Membrillo
Their conflicted feelings build and build, and eventually they become quite mad.

Manny
Thanks for the tip.

Manny
I guess I'll send balloon bouquets from now on.


Also, Populous 3 is out and I've been playing that. "Kaka!"

 Monday
16 Nov 1998

The Leonid meteor shower is tonight. (Or tomorrow, or sometime soon... the whole UTC time thing is confusing.) I think it's 1 am Pacific (4 am Eastern) tonight.

 Monday
9 Nov 1998

Furby autopsy

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