This week’s classic movie: The Prestige. Very much consistent with Nolan’s other work, and bolstered by a star-studded cast – including a typically eccentric David Bowie – but not sure what to make of it. Too clever for its own good, perhaps?
Could only manage 5 minutes of hyperbolic rhetoric before needing to turn the damn thing off. #AppleEvent
“We urge consumers to think about whether they really need to make that purchase on Amazon Prime Day and instead how they can use their money in way that benefits society and the environment.”
Boycott Amazon and support small businesses instead.
A bit left field for this week’s classic movie: winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998, Life Is Beautiful. Set in a Nazi concentration camp, this Italian comedy-drama is hard going – the last scene is a real punch to the heart – yet still so much to adore.
This could be the end of everything, so why don’t we go, somewhere only we know? 🎶
This week’s classic movie: Do The Right Thing. A story about racism and police brutality that’s as relevant today as it was 30 years ago. How fucking depressing.
Start ups. It’s all fun and games until you realise you’ve been building a division of Amazon or Google.
This week’s classic movie: Taxi Driver. A slow, plodding story that lacks any depth, overt attempts at being stylish that come across as clumsy, a soundtrack that irritates. Was already disliking this film; its all-too-neat ending pushed me towards outright hatred. Not a fan.
Next in my run of classic movies: Dr. Strangelove. Putting to one side the still worryingly contemporary theme of nuclear armageddon, I very much enjoyed the levity and wit of Peter Sellers’ three main characters. Another film with great titles, too!
Continuing my run of classic movies, just watched Vertigo. Beautiful sets, stylish cinematography, a gripping storyline and delicious Saul Bass titles, what’s not to love!?
Watched the Eurovision film, with predictable consequences. 🎶 I’m in double trouble tonight…
Finally got round to watching Citizen Kane (available on iPlayer). Easy to see why it’s held in such high esteem; much of its cinematography still feels fresh 80 years later.
I work with the most amazing team of people. And I love them all.
Spent an evening with my colleagues in London and, wow, how I’ve missed them. So lovely to see friends in the flesh again.
On a train. This counts as significant news, these days.
8 years on, Caliban’s Dream remains my favourite piece of music. Beautiful and haunting, it always brings a tear to my eye.
Pretty sure Aegir is the most talented person I know. His latest project is wonderfully unique and beyond incredible.
In Uncool Britannia only shoddiness reigns.
Nodding along to this. Competing module systems always left me confused and defeated. Finally, we have an agreed standard that works across the ecosystem… but that gets undermined by those writing and exporting modules using TypeScript. You just can’t win.
Venturing outside, you can almost feel the rate of infection increasing, the second spike almost a given.
Just gave out a large yelp upon learning that @iAWriter now includes support for publishing to websites via Micropub!
As dealing with Coronavirus leans so heavily on devolved matters, the phrase ‘four nations’ has now become commonplace. The United Kingdom is breaking apart, slowly at first…
It’s not often I watch an entire series in one sitting, but Normal People had me captivated from beginning to end. Beautiful story, wonderfully told.
Over the last two months, I’ve accomplished my annual running goal of 120 km – something I failed to achieve over the course of any previous year, I should add. Guess I’d better set a new goal then!
The last season of Veep is really hard going, with now unrecognisable characters lumbering their way through needlessly heightened story lines. Perhaps inevitable, given the show jumped the shark by installing Selina as president midway through its run; where else could it go?
Anyone else experience moments of dyscalculia when translating times between 24-hour and 12-hour clocks? I often end up ignoring the first digit, so will read a time like 19:00 (7pm) as 9pm. Drives me crazy!
So we don’t lurch from one crisis to another, we need to put people before planes: no taxpayer-backed bailouts without conditions on workers rights, concrete action on climate commitments and no more tax exceptions. Sign the petition.
Zoom is to video conferencing what Facebook is to social networking: not to be trusted.
How the hell is it Friday already!?
Joined everyone in my street to #ClapForOurCarers. Wow, that was quite something.
Fiddling while Rome burns.
There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.
– Vladimir Lenin