One of my side projects this past year was developing a “Radio Show” program to track and display info about songs currently playing on my stream. I’ve taken the last few months off, but now I’m back on track.

Unfortunately the stream is not available to the public (You can thank the RIAA for that bit of bullshit).

If you have any comments, feel free to add them to my bugtracker:

I gotta patch up a few bugs, rework how schedules are handled then optimize the actual file. Interesting side note here- I was right about load- once the system gets a certain number of entries, it becomes bogged down under it’s own weight. I’m gonna have to heavily optimize some of my sql queries to get this ready for a production environment.

Once that’s done, I’ll open it up and offer it up for licensing.

Serenity Review

So Jackie and I went and saw Serenity yesterday. It was… a very good movie. A lot of fellow geeks either love or absolutely hate the TV show Firefly and are transferring these feelings towards Serenity. I have one thing to say to all of you hatemongers.

Please. Give it a chance. Watch it with an open mind before you start bashing it. I know most of you haven’t seen it. You know, actually WATCH it before you comment on it. I saw someone comment that they wouldn’t watch it because the trailer seemed stupid. Well, the trailer was meant to attract the 15-25 crowd that have never heard of Firefly, so I guess you can make your own decisions on that. Overall Serenity did pretty well (Opening weekend-wise) from what I saw.

Anyways, on to the movie. I think the best part was towards the end when something bad happened, and I looked over at Jackie and saw her in tears. Not just sad movie tears, but tears of angish. You have to understand, Jackie thought Firefly was an ok show, but she didn’t have any type of emotional investment in it. I had to beg her to put down her book and watch an episode here and there so she could finish the series before the movie.

This scene hit her incredibly hard. She was still upset the next day. That takes skill on the part of the director/writer.

Anyways, it was an excellent movie. 9.5/10

“I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.”

If hollywood turned out movies of this quality more often, I might even go to the theater more than twice a year.

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