I watched the first episode of the latest Doctor Who
last weekend. From the ITN
screenings in the 80s, I recall a white haired chap with a green telephone booth. Was I oblivious to television ? I think I was. Subsequent revisionist reading brought me up to speed, but I wonder if everyone raving about this in Slashdot
belongs to an older generation. I certainly can't remember much beyond the basic plot... What compelled me to watch this first episode was curiosity. The same reason I watched the Charlie's Angels movies. And how well those turned out, huh ?
Been peering at messaging systems recently for some work I've been doing. I've been pointed towards Styx
, a very cool looking filesystem abstraction layer. Still need to look at it, of course. Till then, I'm using JMS
. Oddly enough, J2EE and it's related bits and pieces are beginning to grow on me a bit. Some of it (I concede this very reluctantly) are beginning to make sense.
And finally, I've been spending a bit of time adding to the Eggcorns
database. Interesting, if you're into wordplay and the like ...