There go two hours of my life I’ll never get back

Saw The Matrix Revolutions last night with some friends.

What a craptacular mess this trilogy ended up evolving into. If the powers that be had instead cut out half of each of Reloaded and Revolutions and just made one movie out of the rest, they could have had a heck of a sequel. Instead, we’re treated to two much weaker offerings, each leaving me with a Shakespearean feeling of “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.

In the end, one of my favorite lines came from one of our friends on the way out of the theater:

When did Morpheus become such a puss?

(And yes, he actually did only say “puss”.)

Should have stayed on vacation

Just got back from a long weekend away in the foothills of Arkansas (you should know better by now than to ask me for pictures…). A perfectly enjoyable couple of days away, except for two minor events:

  • While stopped at a scenic overlook halfway down Rich Mountain, we caught a snippet of some station’s college football recap show, finding out that the score of the A&M-OU game was 49-0, OU. It was then we discovered that we were listening to the halftime show. Oh dear lord.
  • Upon returning to our room at the lodge, we found out that the final score turned out to be 77-0. Seventy-seven to nothing.

Just as in A&M’s loss to Texas Tech earlier this season, a couple of records fell by the wayside:

  • Most points allowed: 77 (old record: 59 by Texas Tech, oh, about a month or so ago)
  • Largest margin of defeat: 77 (old record: 48 against Texas, 1898)

And while not necessarily record-setting, it should be also be noted that the Aggies never crossed midfield (!) and gained only 54 yards of total offense for the entire game.

Yes, we now officially suck.

Multiple versions of IE? Yes!

Thanks to the efforts of an intrepid web developer, it turns out that it is actually possible to run multiple versions of Internet Explorer on the same Windows machine, a feat previously thought to be quite impossible thanks to Microsoft supposedly integrating IE into the Windows OS. Bah to that! Now you can run everything from the latest 6.x browser on down through the various 5.x incarnations and even on down to the 4.x versions at the same time, a boon to any and every web developer wanting to check cross-browser compatibility for a design.

Another intrepid webbie has made standalone downloads of IE 4.01, 5.01, and 5.5 available—grab ’em before Mr. Gates decides to sue him! :-)

Oh, and as to Microsoft’s claims during their anti-trust trial that IE was inextricably tied to the OS, which in theory should have made the above impossible? I guess this means that the boys in Redmond were officially full of shit.