26 Jun 2000 johnsonm   » (Master)

Not a lot of computing this weekend, just a bit of email. Watched Chicken Run. I didn't get all the Star Trek references because I've only watched a few episodes of Star Trek in my life; it didn't even occur to me that the engineer-chicken being Scottish was a Star Trek reference until after the movie was over. I am continually amazed by what they will do with claymation.

Found some references to George MacDonald's works online and started reading an HTML version of David Elginbrod from the CCEL. This requires learning to follow a fairly heavy Scots dialect. It takes some learning (it's hard to read "get" as "way", for example) but repays the reader with rich sound. Found more George MacDonald here.

I have decided that reading books on the screen is OK for short periods of time, but I want to read them on paper as a general rule. I ordered about $200 worth of MacDonald's books from fatbrain (so far, Amazon's patent policies have lost them about $600 worth of my business); unfortunately, all but one of the books were out of stock, so that order will trickle in over the next few months; I expect.

Yesterday evening, I was torn between going to an outdoor symphony concert and a gospel/hymn sing at church. The sing won; I listen to classical music all the time, I don't like the heat, and I love to sing.

Today I'm preparing for a short trip by trying to get things done that have been sitting around for far too long.

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