Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

battle: los angeles - a movie

Battle: Los Angeles is a lot of fun. Definitely worth the big screen and sound system you get in the theater.

They stayed away from women dressed in tank tops while shooting guns at aliens. Everyone stayed in uniform and there was no sex. A monumental achievement these days.

I enjoyed this movie. It's a summer block buster action movie released in March. I predict it has legs and will remain in theaters with repeat business.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

McCarthy would be proud

Why is this so hard?

A congressional panel investigating homegrown terrorism in America displayed sharp divisions Thursday over how to frame the discussion, reflecting a country still struggling with how best to combat terrorism nearly a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Keep, and/or return to, doing the things that made America great in the first place. These people who do turn to radicalism and act on it will face our laws and justice system. Bringing back McCarthyism is not the answer.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Facebook: why are you so full of bugs?

Why is it so hard to keep track of which notifications I've looked at? Why do you show notifications that lead to yet-to-be-posted or deleted content? Comments that you tell me about which I can't see makes me sure you just hate me. Why else would you torture me so?

And why does your Android app insist that I've not seen notifications just after I've clicked on them? I am glad you stopped clearing the notification screen (making it blank) while fetching new notifications - but there is still work to be done here.

Notifications are hard I guess.

On a different note, why do you still show my old employer on everyone's iPhone?

One more, I just tried your sign in function on Engadget and the photo you used is very old. Sigh.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

network - a movie

Network came out in 1976. I found it after clicking though some 2011 Oscar news and landed on Faye Dunaway. She is awesome in this.

Watching Network I saw things you don't see today: imperfect teeth, suits, smoking. Man the smoking - everywhere smoking. Amazing. OH, and there is no musical score running over everything.

I like this movie - though I have to admit about 1/2 way through I almost turned it off. The final 1/3 was exciting. I guess I liked watching everything fall apart. I do think the ending was a bit much. Almost like they didn't know what to do, so they...I don't know, punted?

I read somewhere that this movie predicted 24-hours newstainment that we have today. With Peter Finch's Howard Beale taking the role of Glenn Beck. It's spot on - unbelievably prescient.

Worth checking out.