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March 31, 2005

Schindler's List

I've finally watched Schindler's List. I don't know why I didn't see it 10 years ago, but it's been on my list of movies to watch almost that long.

I guess it's obvious why it won so many awards, but to be honest I don't think I really noticed that much about the production values. It strikes me as such an important film that it makes most other "serious" dramas seem shallow and pointless. It's hard to imagine how different life must have been in those dark times, and how far removed we are from it here and now. It's hard to believe that man is capable of such evil, not just then, but still today. I don't really know what else I can put into words right now...

March 28, 2005

Website and email problems

To friends and family who have been having trouble with this website, or with reaching me by email, please drop me a line and let me know you read this blog entry. I checked into the problems over the weekend, and my service provider tells me that they did an update that should correct the problem. Everything should be ok now, but let me know if you have trouble again in the future.

March 17, 2005

Learn Something New Everyday

Despite getting worn out on the perpetual student lifestyle, I still love to learn. I've always known about Wikipedia, but for some reason never really used it until recently. Last week I decided to add the random page link to my bookmarks, and now it's a lot easier for me to learn something new everyday.

March 05, 2005

New Smoothie Recipe

The last few weeks have been moderately busy - first the ECMA week, then another busy week at work, and this week more or less recovering. So, instead of a big catch-up post with lots of info on my life, I offer a new smoothie combination that I found.

A cup or so of V8 Berry Blend juice, a banana, and about 2/3 cup each of cantaloup, apple and strawberries. Blend until smooth, then add a tray of ice cubes and continue blending until crushed. Optionally, you can add two teaspoons of sugar.

I've been trying out different fruit combinations since my wisdom teeth surgery, and I've found it surprisingly hard to come up with good blends. This one joins my previous favorites of mango-banana and banana-strawberry.