koppie Tue, 03/28/2006 - 02:05
Things are looking more positive at the DA's office.Â I may feel like I'm being held back, but the truth is I've had at least as much experience as anyone else.Â I did good work today and I didn't make any mistakes, at least not that I know of.
Had my Moot Court oral argument practice this afternoon.Â It went better than I expected.Â The TA said she could tell I'd put a lot of work into it.Â Ha ha ha.
koppie Sat, 03/25/2006 - 19:14
This is the coolest thing since Star Wars Legos.Â In fact, I'm thinking of creating a new blog category: "Star Wars Legos," to showcase combinations of two cool things.Â When Legos came out with the Star Wars sets, I flipped out because it was too much coolness for one thing.Â Legos are awesome, and Star Wars was awesome before George Lucas splooged all over it.Â Either one of those things by itself could keep me entertained forever.Â Combine them, and I'm overdosing on fun.
koppie Fri, 03/24/2006 - 04:58
This is the same group that did the Soprano's theme song.Â They're a rare mix of blues and electronica (my two favorite genres).Â The whole album is listenable, which is a rare thing these days.Â The tracks that stand out are the opening track, which isn't really a song but more of a snippet (catchy nonetheless); the title track Power in the Blood; a creative song about strobe lights (who sings about the lighting in a club?); a neat song about rehabilitation; and a cute song about how "flowers bloom on Alcatraz now, let the caged bird sing."
koppie Fri, 03/24/2006 - 04:49
Kiera Knightly is hot.Â And in this movie she takes her shirt off.Â But Kiera's boobies do not a good movie make.Â For starters, the plot is convoluted, pointless, and often gratuitous.Â For example, why do her buddies have to die at the end?Â There's no reason for it other than for attempted dramatic effect.
koppie Fri, 03/24/2006 - 04:41
Architecture: Thumbs up
Exhibits: Thumbs down
This is what I expected. I'm talking about the "new" one (which is apparently the old one)--the one with the modern architecture. I'm generally not a fan of modern architecture, but this building was truly inspired. It takes three simple textures: rough rock, smooth rock, and curvy metal, and combines them in almost infinite varieties. Then it adds in negative space, fountains, natural gardens, and panoramic views of Los Angeles. Every time I turned a corner I saw something new to photograph.
koppie Fri, 03/24/2006 - 04:30
Thumbs up.Â No, really.
Yesterday I went to Disneyland for the first time.Â I was probably the only person left in California who had never been.Â It was awesome.Â Really.Â There are two things that surprised me: how much effort they put into it, and how genuine it all seemed.
koppie Wed, 03/22/2006 - 13:54
First of all, vacation is awesome. I really needed this.
koppie Sun, 03/19/2006 - 16:44
Remember my rant about Apple not letting you save mp3's on other mp3 players?Â This is known as DRM - Digital Rights Management.Â The RIAA, which has its head firmly stuck in the sand, thinks that DRM will solve the mp3 piracy problem.Â Good luck with that one, fellas.Â Let me know how that works out for you.Â This week's CNET poll asked people what they thought about DRM.Â Note that this forum only supports legal music distribution.Â Check out the poll results on CNET.com.
koppie Sun, 03/19/2006 - 16:11
I get an online newsletter about tech-related stuff every week.Â Every week they do a poll about some computer-related thing, like "have you bought an LCD yet?"Â Or, "when will you install the new version of Windows?"Â Last week the question was: "Which of the following do you think is the biggest threat to your privacy?"Â They were talking about adware, spyware, or Google.Â (In case you didn't know, and you should, Google saves every search you've ever done.Â Now the government is suing them for that information.Â You should be worried.)Â Anyway, this is a completely tech thing, no