May 30, 2004

Shakespeare Stuff

This had also been posted at my personal blog.

For those of you who are around the Longview area and would like to go and see a Shakespeare play this summer...we need to decide something soon because the sooner we get tickets, the better seats we'll get. Bench seats at the back are $15, but seats up nice and close are $20.

The two play choices are Merchant of Venice and The Tempest. These each have different associated dates of possibility.

Merchant: Friday, June 25, 730.

Thurs, July 1, 200 & 730

Sunday, July 4, 200

Friday, July 9, 730

Sunday, July 11, 730

Tuesday, July 13, 730

Saturday, July 17, 200

Wedesday, July 21, 730

Saturday, July 24, 730

Tempest: Sunday, June 27, 730

Tuesday, June 29, 730

Saturday, July 3, 200

Wedneday, July 7, 730

Saturday, July 10, 730

Thursday, July 15, 200 & 730

Sunday, July 18, 200

Friday, July 23, 730

Sunday, July 25, 730

I've struck through the dates I'm 99% sure Josh and/or I won't be in town for. I myself would prefer a weekend although I'm up for anything. The Thursday matinees are cheaper--but than, it's not cheaper for me in terms of missing work. Those are my thoughts. Feel free to leave comments here or at the main site... although let's really try to keep them on one site for better management. First person to comment gets to choose. :-)

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May 20, 2004

About MT 3.0

So for those of you who have been reading about the Movable Type 3.0 price gouging scheme... let me just say that for our 9 blogs and 8 authors, we're going to be staying at 2.661 for now and waiting out the storm on this.

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May 14, 2004

Hosting Possibility

The Opportunity: My house has two wireless links, soon to be load balanced (so if one goes out things are still fine.) The combined speed is over 250 kBytes/sec. I have buku little linux systems about the house. My Dad offered to let us set up a web server with a fixed IP.

The Interpretation: We could host our blogs more cheaply and with greater flexibility. We would also have room to upload large and even very large files.

The Cost: The base system (about $40 for the parts to a PII 300 with a 10-20 Gb drive), the time of Ardith or other approved guru to set up the system with their favorite flavor of Linux. My Dad offered to lend us the bandwidth for free, but we probably ought to give him a little per month.

The Drawbacks: What we have works. We are lazy.

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May 05, 2004

Shadow Council summer reading

An idea for an SC summer activity has been floating about lately. Wheeler, in particular, has advanced the idea of designating a book for the SC to read and discuss over the summer break. I would like to hear suggestions.

One idea involves tying our selection to next semester's World Literature through Film course -- reading one of the stories in its entirety beforehand. The required reading for that course includes selections from the following:

Swift -- Gulliverís Travels
Goethe -- Faust
Pushkin -- Eugene Onegin
Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
Dostoevsky -- The Brothers Karamazov
Ibsen -- A Dollís House
Conrad -- Heart of Darkness
In any case, we would like to avoid works that are either too long or too short. To use Dostoevsky as an example, Crime and Punishment has been judged too long and dense, while Notes from Underground is a bit too short to be desirable.

Any ideas?

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