Saw the movie Monster on Sunday. This is a good movie, but a few people walked out during the show, notably when the Charlize Theron character started to go ballastic after being knocked out and brutally beaten. There is quite a lot of blood and strong language in the movie.
After this point, I started to lose some sympathy for the character as she started killing largely just for money and transportation.
Christina Ricci as a naive and demanding lesbian does ring particularly true, and her portrayal was probably the weakest part of the film for me.
I won’t spoil the ending but it’s not very happy.
Overall, I thought is was a pretty good film, gritty and sometimes unlikeable, but a film you can respect for what it is.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Saw the new Jim Carrey movie on Friday night. Excellent, especially the very nice Kate Winslett in sultry multi-colored hair mode. The movie follows a somewhat totured relationship through to the point of both characters having memories of the other removed from their brain.
A large part of the movie follows the experiences of Jim Carrey as he hides in his own memories trying to preserve his own recall of the Kate Winslett character. During this sequence there are some very scary moments that certainly reminded me of some of the scarier moments of the classic British Sci-Fi series
Sapphire and Steele.
I visited the Houston Rodeo and Livestock show on Saturday with other members of the Bayou City Outdoors club. Great fun seeing the huge carnival, animals, shopping, bull riding, bronco riding. Sadly I didn’t think much of Brooks and Dunn, but the rest of the show was a lot of fun.
Who is Jonathan ?
I am a UK guy with a computer science degree from St Andrews university in Scotland. My personal web-site is here on tripod.
Home Monitoring applications for Cellphones
Why haven’t home monitoring devices taken off ? What do they need ?
What are the core needs :
o Data gathering / Image capture
o Easy programming
Well, maybe all that is here now. Some of the current cell phones have connectivity, built-in java, cameras, IR serial ports, in short all of the required attributes to be useful for controlling and monitoring your home. This page gives some of the Java/Linux applications on small devices.
I’d love to have a device in my home that I could text message to ‘look-in’ now and again. This may be easily doable.
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