Hmm, the San Jose weather seems to be veering into the 'slightly hot' again. It's October, people, can't you get the precipitation deities in order already? *clap*
So, driving home from San Francisco on Tuesday after dark, I had a very unfortunate encounter with a deer on Interstate 280. The poor animal was standing in the middle lane looking confused, and while I managed to swerve to avoid it, it saw me at the last minute and ran into the side of my car, no mean feat when I was going about 60mph at the time :( So I fear the deer is no more, and there's some extra dents in my paintwork to remind me of my heinous act, doh.
Onto slightly happier, albeit more lunatic things, and I forgot to highlight this crazed law suit from a few days back - some people are suing Fox over the Alan Moore-based League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie (which is doing well overseas, btw), claiming "Fox commissioned Mr Moore to create the comic book as a "smokescreen" for poaching the idea." Hilarious. Neil Gaiman, via his journal, illuminates:
"I do love the idea of putting Alan on the witness stand, though, looming and huge like a yeti in a suit, to explain his creative processes. It's true that they started working on the film before The League was finished, but that was because Don Murphy snapped up League, based on (if I remember correctly) the first issue and the outline for the rest."
In other highly depressing news, Slashdot has a story this morning that Emusic.com has been bought out, and they're discontinuing the 'unlimited MP3s for 10 bucks a month' deal as a result - it's all the way down to '40 downloads' per month, actually. Well, I was once semi-obsessive about Emusic (see my old Emusic info-site for proof), but they stopped adding material quite as aggressively a while back, with a few notable exceptions, so I'm not even subscribing at this time. Still, a major shame, although I understand why they (Universal) might have been losing money on it, what with the kind of rabid downloaders 'all you can eat' attracts.
Finally, I got a working version of Metal Slug 2 for my arcade machine, at last, and despite more slowdown than I realised (emulators speed things up, huh?), it's an amazing romp through 2D heaven. The last level, complete with (*spoiler alert*) pseudo-Nazi alien experiments, is particularly choice, especially for the conspiracy theorists amongst us.Posted by h0l211 at October 9, 2003 09:42 AM