Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday night we watched Punisher: War Zone and we both loved it! The movie had a nice balance of drama, action and comedy. The cast was pretty well picked too. Punisher: War Zone had lots of shooting and blood and no liberal propaganda. The movie was at times too cartoonish, but it didn't take away from the enjoyment.
Before watching the movie, I highly recommend watching the specials, specifically, "Creating the Look of the Film" The crew talk about having scenes contain no more than three primary colors in order to make the movie look more like the comic book. The colors are used to both project the emotion of the scene and to hint at what will happen. This use of colors gives this movie a sort of an artistic angle and makes it more unique.
While watching the specials, I was very surprised that the director was female. Yes, I know, it's sexist of me to say that, but women don't usually direct these kind of movies or make sure that it's full of blood, bullets and decapitations. I looked up the director, Lexi Alexander, on imdb and everything immediately made sense. She's a former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion. But, not only is she good at kicking ass, she is, in my opinion, a very good director as well. Not only that, but she's also a writer and a producer and this is only her fourth movie. I would love to see what Lexi would do with something the size of a James Bond movie.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
A conversation I had with a "programmer". It took her only 25 minutes to figure out how to restart a server.
(1:48:05 PM) virwulf613 was on another computer, you need to get gmail, yahoo doesn't allow multiple concurrent connections
(1:48:21 PM) virwulf613 u sent email?
(1:48:21 PM) "programmer" ok
(1:48:23 PM) virwulf613 where?
(1:48:40 PM) "programmer" upstair on the [inhouse soft]
(1:48:50 PM) virwulf613 huh?
(1:49:07 PM) virwulf613 u sent me email?
(1:51:17 PM) virwulf613 ?
(1:51:39 PM) "programmer" i send you yahoo message
(1:51:52 PM) virwulf613 [another coworker] said u emailed me?
(1:52:36 PM) "programmer" no
(1:53:50 PM) virwulf613 so what was teh message?
(1:54:22 PM) "programmer" the sytem is very slow upstair
(1:54:43 PM) virwulf613 so restart sever
(1:55:11 PM) "programmer" how can i do it
(1:55:52 PM) virwulf613 start-turn off-restart
(1:56:06 PM) virwulf613 u don't know howe to restart a computer?
(1:56:09 PM) "programmer" she should only start her computer
(1:56:24 PM) "programmer" or we should start the server by [owner] office
(1:56:26 PM) virwulf613 what?
(1:56:36 PM) virwulf613 is it slow by you?
(1:56:47 PM) virwulf613 if yes, restart server you're logged into
(1:58:01 PM) "programmer" i told lhem to restart them computer
(1:58:22 PM) virwulf613 who?
(1:58:25 PM) virwulf613 what computer?
(1:59:54 PM) "programmer" They claims that them computer is working great with other site only on our application it is slow
(2:00:04 PM) virwulf613 yeah, so
(2:00:08 PM) virwulf613 i know
(2:00:31 PM) "programmer" WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
(2:00:47 PM) virwulf613 restart server
(2:01:19 PM) "programmer" THE SERVER BY [owner] OR THEM LOCAL MACHINE
(2:01:22 PM) virwulf613 why would you think restarting upstairs computer do anything
(2:01:35 PM) virwulf613 i said restart SERVER
(2:01:39 PM) "programmer" OK
(2:01:41 PM) virwulf613 you know what server is or not?
(2:01:50 PM) "programmer" THE SERVER IS BY [owner] OFFICE?
(2:01:57 PM) virwulf613 do you know of any others?
(2:02:04 PM) "programmer" NO
(2:02:05 PM) virwulf613 the one you're logged into
(2:02:19 PM) virwulf613 are you logged into it?
(2:02:53 PM) "programmer" 192.168.0.5?
(2:03:12 PM) virwulf613 no, 127.0.0.1
(2:04:16 PM) "programmer" YES . I SHOULD CONNECT TO THE SERVER WHERE I WAS WORKING ON AND RESTRATE IT
(2:04:35 PM) virwulf613 i think i said that at least 3 times, no?
(2:04:54 PM) "programmer" I AM SORRY PLEASE EXPLAIN BETTER
(2:05:20 PM) virwulf613 i said restart server, there's only 1 server
(2:06:00 PM) virwulf613
"programmer" 1:56 PM she should only start her computer
56:24 or we should start the server by [owner] office
virwulf613 1:56 PM what?
56:36 is it slow by you?
56:47 if yes, restart server you're logged into
(2:07:49 PM) "programmer" OK WE ARE GOING TO [owner] OFFICE AND STOP THE COMPUTER THEN RESTART
(2:08:12 PM) virwulf613 why are you going to [owner]'s office?
(2:08:20 PM) virwulf613 I told you, login and restart it
(2:09:08 PM) "programmer" PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW CAN I LOGIN
(2:10:53 PM) "programmer" CAN YOU RESTART FROM YOUR OFFICE
(2:11:19 PM) virwulf613 why can't you restart it?
(2:11:28 PM) virwulf613 you claimed you know what you're doing
(2:12:04 PM) "programmer" i NEED TO GET INTO THE REMOT ADMINISTATION WHERE I CHANGE MY PROGRAM AND THEN DO A RESTART
(2:12:24 PM) "programmer" I KNOW HWAT I AM DOING BY I DO NOT KNOW ALL THE DETAILS OF YOUR SYATEM
(2:12:51 PM) virwulf613 there is a computer, server, you do your work on it, restart it