Thursday, October 19, 2006

Some random items

Usually, my blog posts center on one theme or one idea which I try to explore in depth. Tonight I'm not feeling so focused, so here is a scatterbrained snapshot, developed from my tired mind. It has been a long week.

What am I up to?

I wanted to write a quick update, because it has been a while. I'm still working on my steganography project. I decided to build UTF-8 support into it, and this has complicated things slightly, but it's good because I'm learning new things. I spend an hour or two on it a couple of days a week and it is coming along quite well.

I'm reading a book. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and I'm really enjoying it. Many thanks to m3tus for letting me borrow it. I will probably finish it on the flight tomorrow.

And where is this flight taking me you might ask. Well, homecoming of course (this is for my University, just to clarify). I'm looking forward to meeting old friends and hanging out in the old haunts, so to speak.

And now I will close with a random link: I don't know if you have heard about the upcoming Transformers movie. I'm mildly interested because this was one of my favorite shows when I was very young. Apparently, they are having a contest to choose a line which will be said by Optimus Prime during the movie. The whole thing seems like a giant publicity stunt (and a way to collect email addresses), but it is kind of fun to watch people try to hijack the election to choose the line. One individual was campaigning to get the line "I Guess I'll Transformer Into A Truck Now." entered into the contest. Unfortunately his line didn't make it. Personally, I'm pulling for "These pretzels are making me thirsty!"


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