All posts by Paul Tomblin

Opus

We went to see “Secondhand Lions” at the theatre this weekend. The movie starts in a cartoonist’s studio, and the first thing that lept out at me was that the Berk Breathed drew the cartoons. It was so incredibly obvious that we had to go home and check IMDB to make sure. (No, that doesn’t make sense to me, either, except that it’s nice to be right once in a while.)

A few days ago, I’d read this story (and others of course) about how Berkeley Breathed is bringing back Opus.

I have to wonder if he didn’t enjoy making those cartoons for the movie that he decided he missed it enough to want to get back into the business. If so, it’s another thing to love about this movie. And there was a lot to love about it, no matter how annoying you find Haley Joel Osment. A lot of people hated the ending, but I didn’t. Maybe I’m a sucker for closure, but I liked having that extra proof.

MovableType

This web log software I’m using, MovableType appears to be extremely functional and customizable. One thing I’m thinking of doing is converting the “what’s new” portions of my CoPilot and my Rochester Flying Club web sites into blogs. Either the static content could be put in in the template, or maybe the blog portion could be embedded as a frame or an iframe. I’m obviously going to have to experiment some with this.

Another thing I’d like to do is learn a whole bunch more about style sheets, since I’ve seen some amazing stuff done with them.