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April 13, 2007

A presence on the Net

Well, after much struggling and much fighting with my server, I finally have this "blog" thing working. There are still some kinks to work out, but it is definitely moving forward. This is my personal "beta" site for my "real" site, which will be a bit more focused.

For now, I will mainly post random bits, generally of a Geek nature. We'll see where things go. "It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy! Let's go exploring!"

Puzzling the possibilites

I tend to like puzzles and problem solving. The other day, I stumbled upon a site with several mini puzzles. These were all created as entries in a puzzle building contest. Part of each puzzle is to determine the goal of the puzzle. It was a rather fulfilling way to spend the afternoon.

Reaping less than they sowed.

I watched The Reaping yesterday. What could have been a good movie was made mediocre by its weak ending. I'll attempt to not spoil the ending. The movie essentially follows Katherine Winter (Hillary Swank) as she attempts to disprove what appears to be the Biblical 10 plagues by using science and observation to explain the occurrences. The movie is set in the bayous of Louisiana. Being that I grew up not too far from this location, some of the sounds involved brought back some memories. They did a great job on the locations.

Unfortunately, all of this was overshadowed by a gaping hole in the plot line and a cop-out ending. It's moving worth seeing; just don't expect a great ending.

April 23, 2007

Atra Sabbatum

I consider myself to have a rather diverse taste in music. I grew up listening to heavy metal because 1) it wasn't country and 2) I didn't know about punk rock. These were the two main categories of radio stations in Vicksburg, MS, at the time. Of course I liked Ozzy and Black Sabbath, as they were a couple of the mainstays of the genre.

As I got older, music evolved, I went to college, etc. I began to leave my metal past behind me and develop a much more eclectic taste in music. Alternative sounds were great. They Might Be Giants became a fast favorite as well as Violent Femmes.

When I heard about this CD I was intrigued. Medieval chanting of heavy metal lyrics? Really? Well, it's pretty amazing.

It's an odd amalgamation of Violent Femmes and world music, but you know at its heart, it is still pure metal.

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