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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It has been a long week. Yesterday Brien had a tough day and I almost wanted to say we should cancel our plans to see the opening night of the new Harry Potter movie, but I felt that it might be something good for him to escape into a fantasy land. We mixed up the movie start times and got there just as it was starting - normally not a big problem, but given that it was opening night we had to sit in the front row. Both of us got sore backs from the movie seating and craning our necks.

The Goblet of Fire is the best movie (and book) yet. It's very adult, very dark. I was quite pleased to see that the kids are now allowed to be growing up. The story did a good job of focusing on the value of friendship, and as always the special effects were spectacular.

In unusual news I'm announcing the EOL (End of Life-cycle) for Sparktoblog! and a new blog that will take it's place. There are a number of reasons I'm doing this, most of all I think it's time to retire this blog. I've had it for about three years, and it's served its due course.

I'm going to be migrating away from TypePad and to Wordpress. There are a number of reasons for this, but the primary ones are that I'm getting the "web dev itch" again, and I love how easy to work with Wordpress is turning out to be. Open Source Software really is the future - it's easy to modify for your own needs, and offers the flexibility that every developer wants.

The new blog will be announced shortly here on Sparktoblog! with a final post. I will keep this up for a while to make sure everyone gets a chance to read it, and enjoy all of mind mindless drivel. Hopefully the new blog will not be so mindless - it's much more tech oriented and I plan to go in some interesting new directions with the content.

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