I got to watch the first episode of Band Of Brothers last night and it was a lot different than what I remember watching when it first aired on HBO. Nothing was different, it was just my point of view. I'd learned a lot since I first saw that show and a lot of this first episode made more sense this time around. HBO really hasn't done anything like this anymore since. They had Angels In America and that was all well and good (even though I missed it), it's still not an undertaking like From The Earth To The Moon or Band Of Brothers. The DVD for Band Of Brothers is wonderful and is more educational than anything else. It gives you a very detailed timeline of the War and explains all the terms used in the series and the ranks used in the military. Very, very informative.
My new hard drvie should come in today or tomorrow, but I am expecting to go home and find it waiting by the door this afternoon. I should be back up and running at home by the weekend. It'll be kinda nice, but lately, it's also been nice to go to bed at a decent hour and not even have the thought of checking LJ and email or whatever.
Once again, if you have the opportunity of buying from a company called Western Digital, I would do it if I were you. Their customer support is just plain outstanding and quick.
I heard from Peta this morning on what was going on with that membership. They couldn't give me a name, but they were able to give me the type of credit card used and the last 4 digits of that card....the one used to donate $100 in my name and sign me up as a member. Thing is, the card type and the last four digits match mine. I'll be calling them back again today and see what else I can find out about it all.
I have to do a broadcast at a club this weekend from 10 to Midnight. Hopefully I'll be feeling better by the time that comes up. And even if I'm not, I'll probably still have to do the broadcast sick or no. We don't really have enough of a staff to fill in when any of us fall ill or anything.
They closed down Uru Live the other day. Not the game itself, but the online portion of it. The basics of it all is just that there were not enough members signing up for the online part of it to support the development of it, and in a way, I'm glad they shut it down. It was cool at first, but so much was closed off that we couldn't explore enough to keep our interests. And as each day went by without any real development, the less and less I signed on. Overall, it's a great concept and one that may work in the future, but right now, Cyan needs to stick to just making great worlds for us to explore on our own. And, in fact, that's what they intedn to do. The first of 2 expansion packs should be released in the next few months or sooner.
I really can't wait to get my computer back up at home.