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My laptop is back!

A week early, even. Among the improvements are a shiny new display screen, a suitably stable power socket, and a touchpad that no longer makes a mouse-click when tapped. This last thing is actually something I'd like to reverse, but the Control Panel seems to think I have an actual mouse hooked up to this thing and won't let me do anything that I couldn't also do to an actual mouse. And since nothing happens if you gently tap a mouse on the back of its back, well, I'm at a bit of a loss.

In other news, the girlfriend and I recently watched a trilogy of "It's Shakespeare, but..." movies: It's Hamlet, but Denmark is an NYC Corporation; It's Romeo and Juliet, but they're in Mexico in the near future; and It's Richard III, but during World War II. I'd like to see this idea taken to the next level: It's the Merchant of Venice, but with dinosaurs... It's King Lear, on the moon...

In all seriousness, I think they could easily make a futuristic version of The Tempest. Instead of a storm, a meteor shower, instead of an island, an undiscovered planet, and a bunch of aliens instead of fairies and whatnot. So if anyone out there is looking for a good movie idea to hork, there you go.

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Not to piss on your parade, but there is a play I saw in London when I was 12 along the lines of the "Undiscovered Planet", though that wasn't the title. They took popular music and applied it to the plot of the Tempest. Much dancing in the aisles ensued.

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