guinea pig with crown, caption 'this thread rules!'Anyway. Friday, there wasn’t a heck of a lot going on, because I had the day off since I was on call all last week. I spent a lot of that time petting Moira, reading Anansi Boys, and after eating dinner, went over to Stephanie’s to watch the last episode of Firefly, disc 2. (I’ve commented on that particular Firefly episode before.) Jayne’s kind of an amoral psycho, but because he was in the right place at the right time, the people of Canton think of him as a hero. The subtext of all this, of course, is that all of the heroes we venerate probably had just as many flaws as Jayne does. I’m sure that Joss Whedon et al would’ve explored that theme in more detail if the show had been allowed to continue its run. (The people responsible for cancelling the series need to go to the special level of Hell, as many of the Browncoats would agree. . . .)

Saturday, not that much. Stephanie made seafood ramen for dinner. Then we watched “In a Better World”, which was a bit depressing, but interesting nontheless. No American movie studio would’ve ever approved that script. This sort of points out the real problem with the oligopoly that controls the movie business; they want things that make money right now, and so they ignore things that are important and/or could make money in the future. This will bite them in the ass in the long term, because they will ignore whatever the next big trend is in favor of doing something conservative and remaking a random 1980s TV show for the Nth time.

Sunday had regular, normal things. I fooled around with getting TV-out and OpenGL working on my machine, since it’d been about 18 months since I’ve tried that. It mostly worked—I’ve still got some weird artifacts. (This is partially my own fault for using a superannuated nVidia card instead of the recent ATi cards all the cool people are using.) Then, I made dinner, ate it, and dealt with Moira meowing a lot. Anyway. Back to work tomorrow. . . .