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Beth: leave Catherine alone. -The Desk

  • I’ve been enjoying The Dresden Files on the Sci Fi channel recently. I accidentally discovered that it’s also a whole series of books (i.e., the TV series is based on the books), so I promptly bought them all and am about halfway through them. It’s interesting to see what made it from the books to the TV show — most of the major points are the same but some of the major (and many of the minor) points are different. For example, in the books, the council of wizards is called “The White Council”, but in the TV series, it’s called “The High Council”. That one seems so small that you have to wonder why they chose to change it. Shrug. I still enjoy both. ☺
  • Looks like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip has been cancelled. Bummer; Tracy and I both enjoyed that show. Another good show that I enjoyed a while ago that got cancelled was an NBC show called Heist about some clever bank robbers working their way up to a super-huge robbery. It had a compelling story line with good character development. It was a big bummer when it was cancelled.
  • my.yahoo.com has had a string of problems recently. Last weekend, it had no news stories on it. I’ve previously seen days where it’s had news stories that were at least a week old. Darrell told me that my.yahoo.com is mirrored across lots of sites around the world; he pointed me to another mirror and that one seemed to be fully up-to-date when my primary mirror clearly had stale content. So I guess whatever mirror I was using was experiencing a caching-update failure (although it would sometimes be out-of-date for days at a time). Shrug.
  • The other day I destroyed a 222 day uptime on the Linux server that I use here at home for backups in order to try to diagnose some faulty hardware. Doh.
  • My new Tivo arrived earlier this week. Yay! It’s almost exactly like my old one, except it’s got a bit more storage and the background images on all the menus are slightly different. It seems a little faster than my old one (which makes sense; my old one was one of the original series 2’s).


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Studio 60 is not, technically, cancelled. They just finished production on episode 19 and just started on 20, so it will be back. I have no idea when. Plus, I sure wouldn’t hold my breath that it will be back next season, which makes me very, very sad.

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