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October 12, 2003
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Well, I had an interesting day today.

First I met with Robb Beal to talk about Mac / VoodooPad / Spring stuff. I met his wife who is surely a nice lady, and we all had some pizza in their new apartment. Robb is new to the area and was looking for some good spots to hang out. Unfortunately I tend to stick to the same places I've been going to for the last four years, and they are nowhere near where he lives. It seems that everything I know about is on South Grand, so I couldn't give much advice.

Then on the way back home I got a call from Fred and Kari who are about to embark on a trip down to South America for some time because they have nothing better to do. They came over, and my dogs jumped all over them and we chatted for a while. It was good- I don't see them enough anymore.

Then Kirstin and I headed out to try a new pizza place (note to self- write this one up) that was pretty good but a little pricey. The crust was the closest to Shakes' I've ever seen a restaurant come to.

Then for the highlight of the day- we went to see the new Quentin Tarantino move- Kill Bill.

OMFG was this movie awesome. I can't get over it. It was great. I really really really liked it. It was gory and bloody and action packed and just amazing. It's one of the best films I have ever seen. Artwork. I can't say enough about it.

I don't think everyone is going to like it however- Kirstin really liked it, but pointed out to me that there were a couple of groups of people that left the theater in the middle of the movie and didn't come back. I guess they didn't like it. I give it 5 stars. It's up there in the top 5 movies of all time (the Augie list of course).

Then I got home, worked on a little bit of VoodooPad documentation, and noticed that Brent Simmons was pointing to me, and that he is Jean-Luc Picard as well in the little SciFi test. It also looks like he's starting to use either mutt or pine as well for terminal email.

Great leaders think alike.

My remote email client evolution goes as follows-

1993-1995ish TN3270 terminal emulation from hell what do you mean the tab key isn't allowed what the hell does rl mean? Reader List. Oh, ok, so I type "rl" to get to my email. Ok, I can handle that, but what the hell is EBCDIC?

1995-2001ish Pine + pico. Ahhhh. Everything is nice and fine.

Aprilish of 2001- Mutt. "WTF is this? Crap Paul, what are you thinking? Just recompile Pine and let me get back to work. I don't want to use vi for my #!@% email. What do you mean you aren't upgrading Pine? BAAAAH"

Mayish of 2001 - Mutt + Nano: set editor="nano -t" , my hero. Oh hey- what's this?

Today - Real Men use Mutt. It puts hair on your chest.

Of course, I have "alias rl='mutt'" in my .bashrc file. So I can type "rl" just like back in 1993 to get to my email. Some things never go away.