Metapost, Islanders-Pens

Hey kids, long time no write.  Normally I despise meta-entries of the form “sorry I haven’t written in so long, I feel bad”, but I assure you – I don’t feel bad, and this will not be solely a meta-entry.  I had a paper due this week, so all my creativity had been going into that, and then all my energy went into a system upgrade, as you’ll see in my weekly roundup tomorrow.

I’ve been remiss in my non-Oilers watching – see above.  I did catch about half of Al Arbour’s return to the bench last night though, and it was a good game.  The parts I watched had lots of good scoring chances at either end, and while I’m not normally an Isles fan at all (hangover from 1983) it was fitting that they won the game in the end.  Linda asked me how many ex-Oilers were playing – she now knows who Mike Comrie is thanks to her celeb-news – and it was actually a bit surprising.  The Isles had Comrie, Satan, Bergeron, and Guerin, while the Pens had Nasreddine, Sykora, and Laraque.  Are the Islanders aping their across-the-city cousins from 1993-94?  At any rate, we watched the post-game ceremony in its entirety, classy stuff.  Hockey players are so guileless sometimes; Mike Sillinger was openly crying, and Billy Guerin had a good case of shiny eyes going too.  That’s what we love about them.

Going from love to anti-love, I’ve not forgotten about Reasons to Hate, and hope to have an update today.  Also, I’ve been putting some thought into accountability on weblogs, and hope to have an interesting piece up on that this week.