Review: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Director’s Cut

Verdict: if you’ve already got the series on DVD, consider renting them, but don’t bother wasting your money to buy these two discs.

Lots of spoilers ahead. Duh.

Edit (May 31, 2004): Added paragraph about episode 25 previews.

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Eclipse

So I’ve been using Eclipse at work lately. I’ve grown to like some of the advanced code editing features. Being able to search for all uses of an identifier, without getting confused by different identifiers with the same name (as grep would find), is particularly useful for navigating code. The semi-automated refactoring tools can also be pretty handy.

It’s a shame that basic text editing features and the IDE’s stability suck so badly.

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Useful Message

When you go to log into SSINFO (Purdue’s web site for stuff related to students), you are greeted with a very helpful message. Go ahead and take a look.

You have to love the use of large bold colored text, red lines, and makeshift >>> arrows <<< to get your attention. Otherwise, you might miss the announcement that there’s nothing to announce.

Pings Fixed?

For some reason, although I had WordPress configured to ping blo.gs (and a couple of other sites) on updates, it apparently wasn’t happening. Hopefully that’s fixed now. If you notice it’s still not working, let me know.

Precognition (and two mini-reviews)

Lately I’ve noticed several instances where a quote from a TV show will pop in my head all of a sudden, and lo and behold, a day or two later the episode with that quote airs.

So then I made the mistake of recently seeing the flashlights in the bottom of my bookcase and thinking to myself, “heh, I haven’t had to use those yet while living here.”

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A Trip Down 8-Bit Memory Lane

Trivia question: What is the only open-source project (that I know of, at least) where I am listed in the AUTHORS file?

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Garfield Comic Generator

Ever get the feeling while reading Garfield that each strip is pretty much the same as all the others? That the same half-dozen jokes get recycled week after week?

Then check this Garfield comic generator out. It randomly puts together panels from different Garfield strips to make a new strip. See if you can tell the difference.

I laugh at your puny “cables”

Why use CAT-5 when you can be irradiated with what you’re downloading?

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Redesign

It might not be noticeable to the casual observer, but I have been tweaking the layout and design of this site.

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It’s official!

Purdue has now, as of this morning, officially recognized that I, Paul Kuliniewicz, have, with highest distinction, successfully BSed my way through Computer Science and Mathematics.

(Where BS == Bachelor of Science, naturally. What did you think I meant?)

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is the first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Migration

Over the next couple of days I’ll be working on migrating my blog from MovableType to WordPress. You can get a preview over here.

This site will remain active until I decide to migrate for good, so if you have any comments about it, post them wherever.

EDIT (May 15, 2004): There probably won’t be any new posts over here, so look at the new site. The content in MT now will eventually be migrated over there.
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Test Post

Being an open-source weenie, I’ve been meaning to migrate my blog from MovableType to WordPress. Since my undergrad duties are over with and my research for the summer hasn’t started yet, now seemes like as good a time as any.

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Progress

Two exams done: numerical analysis Monday and programming languages Tuesday. Three more to go.
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ide-cs woes

More tablet news: it appears that connecting the PCMCIA DVD drive triggers a nice little bug in the Linux kernel (in the ide-cs module, apparently) that causes all processes attempting to access the device — including the PCMCIA utilities themselves — to hang indefinitely and unkillably. Thus rendering the drive utterly unusable under Linux.
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