Report, wherein you get to hear all the great and exciting
stuff happening in my life for the last month! Now, on with
Signe and I are doing great. We just had our 3rd year
anniversary (since we started going out) on the 18th. After
having dinner at the E & O Trading Company, a restaurant in
downtown San Jose specializing in southeast Asian grill, we
went to a place in Campbell called the Gaslighter Theater
that does old Western melodrama theater. It was fun, we
cheered the good guy and booed the bad guy, and there was a
fun vaudeville revue afterwards. We had a great time.
Work is going well. I have finally been taken off the
FastWriter project and been put on the upcoming release of
Action Names DateBook, our PIM software. I am getting it
ready for it's 5.0 release. It's nice not to be working in
the FastWriter code anymore. All the Action Names DateBook
code was written in-house and the result is much neater and
organized code to work with. I am quite grateful for that.
I recently got the preview DVD for Mahoro-matic and I have
the first DVD on order with Hoteiya Las Vegas, being the
GAINAX junky I am. I also just got the first Fruits Basket
DVD, which is a great shoujo show in my opinion. On the net,
I have been watching the X TV series (which looks cool),
Najica (by the makers of AiKA), Mahoro-matic, and Fruits
Basket. I have also started the first arc of VOTOMS, since
Lee happened to have it.
Trev's Anime Club
No-Name has been going great, thanks to our recent
advertising efforts we are packing in the showings with well
over 70 people showing up each showing. We are really doing
great! This weekend Richard, Ed, and I are driving up to the
Metreon in San Francisco to do a panel on anime clubs at
Sony Metreon Anime Festival. It should be a lot of fun!
Also, the November showing is being moved to the Almaden
Library since our regular is unfortunately occupied.
Trev's Anime Con
Well, as some of you know I am a staff member of the local
anime convention, FanimeCon, and at the last staff meeting I
got my official job at the convention, which will be going
on at the Santa Clara Westin April 26-28, 2002. I am the
Panel Coordinator, which means I will be organizing all the
panel discussions and making sure that everything goes
smoothly during them at the convention. I am very excited
about this, and am very much looking forward to working with
Nothing new on this front. I am pleased with how well my
Win2k machine is running at home, it seems like it can do no
wrong (then again all we use it for is Quicken and e-mail).
I have my Amiga sitting out waiting to be put to good use
subbing stuff, but I have been too lazy to do anything about
I have been reading a lot lately. Signe and I just finished
the 4 Harry Potter books, and they were surprisingly good. I
would suggest them to anyone out there. I also recently
finished _Ready, Okay!_ by Adam Cadre, one of my favorite
interactive fiction authors, and it was really great. I love
his writing style. Other books I read recently were _The
Postman_ by David Brin, _Stranger in a Strange Land_ by
Robert A. Heinlein, and _Flatland_ by Edwin A. Abbott. I am
currently reading _Beggars in Spain_ by Nancy Kress.
Signe and I have been hanging out a lot with all of Mike's
Intel buddies. They are real nice people and it is great to
have friends to do things with outside of work and anime
(that way Signe is involved too). Every other week we all
get together at Mike's place and have a nice dinner and
chat, it's really fun.
Well, that's about it for this edition of the Trev Report.
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See you all next month,