Super Phat Tuesday
Posted on February 5th, 2008
I spent the day writing out a toolkit using the low level screen and keyboard system provided by the compiler. Everything seemed to be on the up and up until I ran the demos under Linux. They don't behave, and make the terminal unusable. Hoping it was something wrong with my code I compiled and ran several other programs using this low level system. None of them behaved. I then did a test with ncurses, and it behaved. Thus for all of the fancy postering and code, I'm going to have to use the CRT/nCRT combination after all. On the plus side, I have a clearer idea of how to setup a crossbreed unit.

At one point early in the day I looked up a bit of video game trivia on Google. While I found my answer (I didn't think I remembered that correctly) I discovered something surprising. IMDB, the Internet Movie Database, has entries for video games. Here are the entries for Final Fantasy VI, Super Mario RPG and Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Interesting stuff. According to the entry for Zelda 1, the Zelda series was inspired by the movie Legend. Brad Pitt = Link.

Here's an interesting item for Zelda 4: "Although changed for American players. The island is actually a Limbo between the living world and the world of the dead. Link must wake the wind-fish in order to regain his life, having died at sea when his boat went down."

That explains somethings. This also means that Marin was resurrected as a seagull by Link's bravery -- and ending that makes slightly more sense than having someone native to the dream exist after the dream has faded.

In other news, cults are popular in the old USSR. Notably, some of the cultists are living in a man-made cave while awaiting the Apocalypse, which is penciled in for May. I seem to recall something about men hiding in caves in fear of God in Revelations.

And the hard rain has progressed into a thunder boomer. Lovely.

Lastly, it looks like the 2008 ticket will be Clintion/McCain or Obama/McCain.

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