In other news :
– I finished Stephenson’s The Diamond Age last night. Quite honestly, this one has a much better ending than Cryptonomicon – it actually feels complete, even if some loose ends are left. So far, it and Snow Crash are my two favorites.
– Next up, re-reading HHGTTG, since I haven’t read that in several years. The Stephenson’s The Big U and Neil Hancock’s Circle of Light series, which I found in the attic.
– Ray fell asleep last night before dinner, just hanging out, watching Mr. Rogers. it was cute, although he was *GRUMPY* when I woke him up.
– While waiting for a massive download on Thursday, I cleaned up the computer room a little. I put the Sega Genesis and SegaCD away, untangled a lot of cables, and tried to isolate the audio outputs from the power feeds as much as possible. but, since the wireless headphone “base station” has a poorly shielded input wire, it doesn’t help too much. Oh well, the cleanup needed to be done anyway. So I’ll just buy a “Y” adapter for the audio out on the PC next time I’m near a Radio Shack.
– I need to take Ray out to play today. He doesn’t spend nearly enough time outside. But that is a different discussion.
– The “Toxicity” CD by System of a Down is OK. Just OK. The best track is the title one. not, IMHO, because of the music, or the lyrics, but because of the lead singer. The rest of the band is so polished, and sound like decent musicians, but he sounds like he’s still doing 70’s hardcore punk. Which, overall, wouldn’t be so bad, except I can’t stand his voice most of the time. Maybe they’re trying too hard?
– I prefer Incubus’ Morning View which I bought th same day. Much smoother, much more polished, and the melodies kick.
Alright, off to begin my Saturday…