Long time no blog! It has been an extremely busy month, even though I thought it wouldn’t be that bad. Anyhow, lots of things happening!
I attended the Heritage Hockey Classic on Saturday (thanks Megan) which was totally awesome! And yes, it was very, very cold, but it was definitely worth it. Aside from the hockey itself, the Snowbirds and the F-18 which flew over the stadium were definitely a highlight. Oh, and if you ever use those hotshots (little heat packets) make sure you open them in a warm room! Exposing them to cold air doesn’t seem to work 🙁
Today is the Academic Tour event for Edmonton! I have no idea what the attendence will be like, but I hope everything goes smoothly. Further to that, I want to launch the new academiclonghorn.com site shortly, so watch for an update on that!
Also, sometime this month I happened to see Matrix Revolutions a third and final time, completed a pretty big project for CMPUT 301, and got the Edmonton .NET Wizards registered as a non-profit organization with Dickson.
Well this birthday gets a special post because Yi-Li has created one of the coolest ideas for a birthday present! He has made a website for Jane at http://www.janethebrain.ca (which I host, heh) so go check it out! So Happy Birthday Jane!
In other news, the Eskimos won the western conference final and will play Montreal in the rematch of last year’s Grey Cup. And I finally saw Finding Nemo (at Jane’s last nite)…pretty good movie, still not as good as Monsters Inc 🙂
Perhaps the greatest disappointment Revolutions provided me was the fact that the trilogy is now over. Or is it? Run a quick search for ‘Matrix Revolutions’ at Google News, and you will find more than enough reviews and commentary on the movie to suggest otherwise. Of course, if you have seen it, you know what they are talking about. Also while you are having fun reading about the Matrix, check out this page:
Timeline: When is the Matrix?
And of course, look for my Matrix page, coming soon!
Well now time for a real post!
I saw the Matrix Revolutions on Wednesday night with Megan, Mike, and some other people. If you know me, you’ll know that I have been waiting many, many months to see this movie. So when I first left the theater, I felt really disappointed! However, after thinking about it for a day or so, things are making sense in my head, and I am beginning to really like Revolutions (which either way, was much better than Reloaded). I am going to see it again tomorrow night in IMAX, so over the weekend I will create my Matrix page with reviews and the like.
In the meantime, go see the movie! Even if you don’t like how the story goes, it is by far the most advanced technical achievement in movie history!
Welcome to my new blog! I was using dasBlog before as my blogging engine, and while I liked it a lot, I was introduced to .Text, and find it to be much more streamlined and polished. So from now on I will be making posts to this blog. I also want to point out that I have the following blogs:
MasterMaq.ca Personal Blog (Active) — All my crazy thoughts and ideas and personal stuff goes here!
http://longhornblogs.com/mastermaq — My longhorn related posts go here!
AcademicMasterMaq (Under Development) — My academic longhorn related posts will go here!
MasterMaq @ .NET Wizards (Under Development) — My .NET related posts will go here!
Soon I will be creating an aggregate page that will display the most recent posts from each of these blogs. Thanks for reading!