With all the incredible sympathy feeling The Social Network movie awoke in me, I still don't have a Facebook account. But I want to make a correction. Of course not all the movies nominated for Oscars deserve the nomination. They cheapened this fact widening the number, for the second year in a row. By "they", I mean "the Academy". So the winner will be greater. With the SAG Award now as another push in the morale, the production team for The King's Speech feels closer to the award than ever. … [Read more...]
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I was undecided between reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Black Swan", playing some videogames and watching "The Manchurian Candidate", the 2004 version. I choose all three, and I'm writing all this after watching the movie. Of course, alternately I stopped the movie, reading from the book, which is fascinating - I want to finish it today as well - and playing some card decks, or some levels at various arkanoid type games. It offers the brain exactly what it needs, concentration, smoothness and … [Read more...]
I have promised a few weeks ago on Twitter, that I shall write something inspired by an article I saw, something like “x things to do before you die”. At a first view, looks fine, there is a great range of stuff to choose, not things to do, they are even in greater number, but “posts”, usually in blogs, some “wiser” than others, ass-wiser, as a matter of fact. The number of things to do, varies from 10, 20, 50, to a hundred, a hundred and one or two hundred, with a competition in imagination … [Read more...]
I should have named this, “Once Uppon A Time, myspace”, based on my personal trifling through world wide web, because, with all the yahoo’s or Microsoft’s attempts to socialize their networks, myspace was my first “love” in social interacting. Myspace had and has a very special place in my heart, with his once dynamic HTML based profile customization, with the kind of friendly interaction between humans. That is, the actors, producers, musicians, politicians and the rest, were primarily … [Read more...]