Friday, June 11, 2004

Linus is moving to Portland!
Slashdot | Linus Torvalds Moving to the Silicon Forest
This is really cool. The greatest of all geek heroes is coming to town. Welcome, Linus! Feel free to hit me up for places to eat.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Excellent News!
Salon.com Life | Recall effort fails in gay marriage issue
Despite the pleadings of the right-wing bastards at the Oregonian and the efforts to bring this petition to Portland's Church's, the hate groups trying to recall two of our county commissioners has failed to get enough signatures. Naito recently also won her reelection campaign in May. I'm glad the thoughtful people of Portland have done the right thing yet again. Now the battle moves to a potential state-wide ballot initiative designed to strip people of their rights, and that will be close indeed.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Well, the oversized image and the new template don't jive very well, so you might need to right-click and select "view image" to see the birth chart below. Boy it's really taxed the software to try to squeeze that in.

Lee & Patti had a baby!
the chart
Kick ass for them. Lee is absolutely one of my favorite people ever and I'm really happy for him. I hope this new little girl has a long, healthy, happy life. (I'm a little nervous about that cancer mars, though.)
Edit: had to make the image a link because it wasn't appearing correctly. Click to see Brynn's chart!

Ripped from Fireflymovie.com:
NEWS

June 4, 2004

Serenity Official Release date is April 22nd, 2005. Joss Whedon comments on first day of shooting.

Chris Buchanan forwarded the following from Joss about the first day of shooting:

"Hi guys. Just wanted to give you some news but guess what? I can't get on the site. I have trouble with passwords. So hopefully Chris B will forward this to you with his wily technical knowledgablosity.

Today was (as I think you know) the first day of filming of Serenity. Which is pretty big for me (it felt weird to START with Mal's death, but scheduling isn't my area). It was a blast. Sean said it was like school was back in session after summer vacation, which I have decided to take as a compliment. Gina did a happy dance (and there are few happier sights than Gina doing a happy dance). We're still flying. And the best part is, that's not even why I'm posting.

The real news, and you heard it here first, is that Universal has thrown down an official release date! So mark your calendars, Browncoats, 'cause if you're planning to get married on April 22nd 2005, you better change the date. Seriously. Who gets married in April? Just change it.

April 22nd. Exactly when I wanted to open, 'cause it's SOON. I can't wait for you all to see what we're putting together. It's a crazy-quilt of infotainment that like to call a 'film', and it just may be the best one ever made. Or one of the ones in the middle. Probably not the worst... I'm thinking middle. High middle. So buckle up and get ready for that patented Joss Whedon "high-middle" excitment. It's on its way.

I'm tired, and apparently I have to direct, like, EVERY scene, so I'm
crashing. Thanks again, all of you, for helping me home. It's good to be back.

-joss."

That thnk about Mal being dead, that was Joss just messing with us... I think. :)

Adam Baldwin also had a few words to say about the first "Action!" on Serenity.
"So... There I was; standing behind our fearless leader Joss Whedon in "video village" the moment before he called action on film roll #1, scene 3, take 1 of Serenity the Movie. With my little Digi-Elph camera in hand and Summer in the monitor... I tapped him and our beautiful script supervisor Jain from the series on the shoulders, they turns around nice and slow and both give the "sah-weetest" grins I ever seen as I popped the flash!

Joss: "Action!"

Ladies and gentlemen of this here 'Verse:

Serenity flies again!

Love to you all,

A.B."
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Joss Whedon is the frelling coolest.
Check my other blog for news of last night's family adventure to the hospital!