Satya's blog - 2005/02/

Feb 26 2005 22:46 Blog converted from blosxom
Well, my blog's finally converted from blosoxm to my homegrown solution. I'll put it up on my site some time.

I did it because I don't want to rely on filesystem dates for the ordering. Now my data files have a meta-date and meta-updated tag in them, and it sorts based on those. Yeah, blosxom can probably do that, but blosxom's NIH (not invented here). The hardest part may be the one that posts to blosxom... no, not really.
Feb 22 2005 17:31 Revenge of the Sith has some purported screenshots from Revenge of the Sith. In Dooku's ship, looks like Palpatine's sitting in the chair just like in Return of the Jedi. Ewan McGregor's Obi-wan is starting to look like Alec Guinness' Obi-wan.
Feb 19 2005 22:14 Toy Story 2
In Toy Story 2, the fake Buzz is fighting the evil Zurg toy (ahem, Starcraft has Zerg... anyway) and says somethin like you killed my father, and Zurg goes no, I am your father, and fake Buzz screams as they both descend on the top of the elevator.

Just like in Star Wars' _The Empire Strikes Back_.

Later, the dinosaur knocks Zurg down the elevator shaft, and he falls screaming just like the Emperor in Star Wars _Return of the Jedi_.
Feb 19 2005 22:05 Tax returns done
Well, this year's tax returns are done; the envelopes are on my desk and will be posted on Tuesday. What am I forgetting?
Feb 13 2005 22:43 Coincidences
William Shatner (Captain Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock) of Star Trek have both been in Twilight Zone episodes. Nimoy was an extra in A Quality of Mercy with Dean Stockwell, who also played Adm. Calavicci on Quantum Leap.

Burgess Meredith, TV's Batman's Penguin, has recurring roles in Twilight Zone episodes -- The Obsolete Man, and another I forget. They all look so young.

Robert Redford's been on TZ, too.
Feb 13 2005 20:42 Oldest files
Oldest files on the system?

[satyap@gort]~/GNUstep/Defaults$ l
total 28
-rw-r--r--  1 satyap satyap  163 Jul 27  1999 WMGLOBAL
-rw-rw-r--  1 satyap satyap 3739 Feb  2  2002 WMRootMenu
-rw-rw-r--  1 satyap satyap 3413 Aug  9  2001 WMRootMenu.bak
-rw-rw-r--  1 satyap satyap 2993 Feb  7  2002 WMState
-rw-rw-r--  1 satyap satyap 3242 Aug 12  2001 WMWindowAttributes
-rw-rw-r--  1 satyap satyap 3906 Aug  9  2001 WindowMaker
-rw-rw-r--  1 satyap satyap 3906 Aug  9  2001 WindowMaker.bak
-rw-rw-r--  1 satyap satyap    0 Oct 10  2001 fileHCa5gS
Feb 12 2005 13:17 Webrings
Today I discovered that my site's old ca. 1997 webring page still exists. Holy archeology, Batman! I was going to link to it but I am about to delete it.

Update: On second thought, I'll leave it for a couple of days.
Feb 12 2005 13:09
I will now post cool links to There's an RSS feed of my, too.
Feb 04 2005 15:53 Open Source
A joke on how various programming languages are open source:

I forgot to include PHP, which would be: opensource(), open_source(), source_open(), open_isource() (case insensitive version), eopensource() (someone's extended version).