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January 29, 2007
Notes For A Monday Evening

I've been a dilettante this evening, of sorts. Instead of obsessively blogging -- you know, my normal mode -- I decided to take some time to make some infrastructure changes. I have had a lot of frustration with my Linksys wireless router; when I have the WEP encryption enabled, the network drops every few minutes, and then takes around a minute to reconnect. This was a fairly new unit, less than six months old, and upgrading the firmware didn't do anything to fix the problem. Tonight, I bought a D-Link DIR-625 to replace it, and I just finished the install. It's pretty slick, and their Network Magic product gives the user a nice, easy interface with which to manage the entire network.

While I played with the network, the First Mate and I watched Risky Business. She had never seen it, which surprised me, and we caught it on one of the movie channels just as it started. It's a better movie than people think. It poses as a standard rite-of-passage sex romp, but it's much darker and more substantive than most in that genre. It takes a deeply cynical look at capitalism, sexual mores, and the pressures of leaving the nest. The subplot involving the frantic nature of resecuring the crystal "egg" of Joel's mother is a rather engaging piece of symbolism, especially when she discovers that it has a crack deep within it. It's pretty raw, but if that doesn't disturb you, it's worth a look.

Finally, I'd like to point out an interview that Alan Levy conducted at Blog Talk Radio with Congressman and presidential hopeful Duncan Hunter. Be sure to check it out. I'll probably want to discuss it and our own interview with Mitt Romney on my Blog Talk Radio show Thursday night. And if you're looking for more uplifting fare than Risky Business and presidential politics, check out The Anchoress, who has been reposting some of her best work the past few days. Just keep scrolling.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 29, 2007 8:38 PM

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