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10
Sep
11

a different ‘alien invasion’ movie

for everyone tired of the same ol’ cliches of alien invasions, i urge you to see this: ATTACK THE BLOCK

i enjoyed it very much. don’t expect some big budget box office stuff, but it is a cool movie and just to make a point, here’s some other good stuff  i really enjoyed made by the same team

HOT FUZZ

and SHAUN OF THE DEAD

all of these are partly parodies and partly serious with a lot of references to make every movie maniac adore them.

enjoy !

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07
Sep
11

new AUTOCAD shortcuts for architects

i found a very cool blog: http://www.coffeewithanarchitect.com/

(the similarity in the name should raise questions about architect’s caffeine addiction? )

source:  http://www.coffeewithanarchitect.com/2011/08/28/ctrlangstdel/

10
Aug
11

today’s quote

Computers are everywhere – Who asked for this ?

Anytime-anyplace! – Equals nowhere

Objects will be smart – And they will force us to do something stupid

Anything can be on the internet – Do you need e-mail in a toaster ?

Anything can get an interface – Will they all flash 12:00, like VCRs ?

We can invent the future – But don’t damage what already exists

Microchips are cheap – Dealing with them is expensive

Buildings get nervous systems – Inhabitants get nervous

You can monitor your family – Does that build trust ?

Stuff becomes programmable – I don’t have time

Stuff becomes programmable – I don’t like the way someone else does it

Systems anticipate needs – And they assume we need entertainment

Tags can carry intructions – Mind the step; eat your vegetables

System respond to you – Hi! You appear to be writing a letter !!

Smart conveniences – What, the curtains ?

People won’t tolerate this – Look how they took up mobile phones

Who could love a computer – Did the farmer love his plow ?

Big brother is watching – Through terabytes of data smog

It’s all about surveillance – And cars are all about emissions ? bad side effects

Computers crash – So do cars, but we still use them

The net boom is over – Computers are not going away; quite the contrary

I’m against technology – Except my dishwasher

 

 

Common objections to pervasive computing - Digital ground, Malcom McCullough
25
Jul
11

feelin’ nostalgic


 

23
Feb
11

the mechanic … is boring

much like in the expandables, i got bored watching this. this is a much better film than the expandables, because i did not fall asleep. it has some nice action scenes, but that’s about it. i could almost say that it has a plot; for the first half of the movie it has one … and then something goes ka-boom and it becomes just another action flick.

it’s nothing more than a sunday afternoon, easy going movie. it’s not memorable in any way.

21
Jan
11

king’s speech

rating: lovely

it didn’t make me cry, but it touched something inside, enough to make me keep it in mind to see it again on a rainy day. it gave me a warm feeling and it also made me smile a few good times.

good acting, and above all  i liked Helena Bohnam Carter who showed that she can also play a normal person, and quite an elegant one.

i recommend this movie for a very enjoyable evening

08
Aug
10

Fame is …

Fame is to an architect or an artist what brand value is to soap. You can charge more for it





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to think about

work like you don’t need the money, love like you have never been hurt, dance like nobody sees you, sing like nobody listens to you

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