Watched The Deer Hunter last night, probably for the first time in about 15 years or so. I’d forgotten how long it was, but it all works, no really extraneous scenes… good character evolution. Something different about it is that there’s very little of the 60’s social structure and politics to worry about… the men go off to war because they’re giving back to the country that’s given them the life they have. A very interesting perspective on descendants of Russian immigrants, too. I know that a lot of folks think that the movie is racist versus the Vietnamese, but the perspective is an understandable one.

Does Christopher Walken *always* play a guy that’s insane, or going insane? I think so. He did look very young in the movie… twenty-some odd years have taken a toll on him.

A rough movie, not for the squeamish or easily upset or outraged.

The open source Apache webserver gained another 5.9% market share last month while Microsoft’s IIS webserver lost 6.5% over the same period, as Netcraft’s latest survey on webserver market share shows.

Apache as of this writing runs 63.5% of all websites on the Internet(66.6% of ‘active’ sites) while IIS runs about 25.4% of sites(or 24.6% of ‘active’ sites). I’m glad that open source is doing well *somewhere*.

No rain this morning… I wonder where it went? I hope that there’ll be a return this evening, after I’ve gotten back home.

I’m in the mood to watch some Pete and Pete…maybe Nick’ll bring that and the Milkman shorts back sometime soon?

To laugh often and much
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
— Emerson

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