Monthly Archives: October 2005

Spoiler: Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s Dad

It seems yesterday my post including a key plot point of the most recent book in the Harry Potter series upset Dirk and Mike. I feel that the criticism is unjustified given that the book has been out for quite a while now, and asking people to refrain from talking about the plot (and future plot possibilities) is just too restrictive – especially when they made time to go and read the book.

The magic of the Harry Potter books has never been the end-point in the story, it has been the journey getting there, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the major characters would be killed off – it is about as obvious as Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark-side and becoming Darth Vader.

Actually – my wife has a theory about Dumbledore’s death. She thinks that Dumbledore made Snape make one of the unbreakable vow things so that when it came down to it Snape would have to kill Dumbledore to keep his cover as a Death Eater.

Spolier warning? Bite me.

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A an instant messenger conversation with Joseph Cooney . . .

Joseph Cooney says:

ping

Mitch Denny says:

pong

Joseph Cooney says:

hey mitch – I’ve got something pretty important I want to talk to you about. Have you got a minute?

Mitch Denny says:

Yep.

Mitch Denny says:

Would you prefer phone?

Joseph Cooney says:

Do you really think dumbledore’s dead?

Joseph Cooney says:

I mean…

Mitch Denny says:

Hahhaha

Joseph Cooney says:

I just finished “the half blood prince”

Joseph Cooney says:

and I can’t believe it

Joseph Cooney says:

DEAD

Note from Home

Last week I didn’t make it to the Canberra .NET User Group. Now to be fair I don’t actually get along that often – mostly because I have conflicting work engagements, but for some reason Geoff noted that no-one from Readify made it.

Grant actually forgot to go and Darren and Rocky were heads down getting some software ready to ship. I had been helping them during the day but I couldn’t make the meeting because I had a prior commitment at home.

I’m hoping that I can make it to the upcoming meeting on the 17th of November. Ben Sudbury is presenting on web-application security so I am sure that the Readify security wonk (Rocky H) will be attending too.