Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

TV/Movie: Random Quest/Quest For Love

Ah, another discovery on YouTube.

I first encountered the short story Random Quest, by John Wyndham, in its 1971 movie incarnation. It was called Quest for Love and co-starred Joan Collins.

After the break, a last-decade made-for-TV adaptation of it.

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Recommended: Any New Books?

I’ve probably recommended this before, but I can’t find the post.

Anyway, it deserves another one if this is the second time.

Every week I get a set of emails touting new books. And every week I wind up going to get Kindle Samples of more than one book. That’s how good this service is. (By the way, you can also, you know, buy the books in nasty print.)

Go sign up!

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Facebook Skype Video Chat Is Huge

I got on Twitter and also watched the live Facebook video of this announcement.

Yes, it is huge. Because it’s Facebook.

And that’s an entirely separate audience from the techies.

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Asshat Quote Of The Day Explains Why Google+ Sucks

Why yo momma won’t use Google+ (and why that thrills me to no end)

So, what is Google+ for then?

It’s for us!

Come on now, we geeks and early adopters and social media gurus need a place to talk free of folks who think Justin Bieber is the second coming of Christ. That’s what we have in Google+ right now. Do we really want to mess that up?

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

No wonder Google+ has a shit UI and is empty of real people.

Google populated it with the Circle Jerk of techies first.

I have nothing in common with those eejits. I never Followed them on Twitter and I try not to read them on the Net itself.

They’re clueless self-absorbed wankers.

And that quote again proves it.

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What Good Are The Police Then?

Chief calls looting, beatings in Riverwest barbaric

Most of the 11 people who told the Journal Sentinel they were attacked or witnessed the attacks on their friends said that police did not take their complaints seriously. They each said police responded to the scene quickly and tended to the injured, but officers did not take statements from them and told them to leave the area.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

The Police Commissioner and the Chief of Police should be fired and stripped of their pensions. All the responding officers who refused to take statements should be fired and stripped of their pensions.

No more of this bullshit.

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Google+ Hype Machine: The Reality

My god, the bloody hype makes the empty Google+ sound like The Second Coming.

Don’t believe any of that bullshit.

This is the truth:

Google is moving too damn slow. Get a million people on there — now!

And stop screwing around with the UI. It’s bad enough as it is.

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Strange Metamorphosis

What a strange book title.

Even stranger, when it was made into a movie, the victim was changed from a homosexual to someone Jewish!

CROSSFIRE (1947)
Crossfire (film)

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Filed under Books To Check, Movie, Writing

Kobo Touch Beats iPad

Mini-Review: Why I’m putting down iPad, and reaching for Kobo

Soon, however, I found myself reading less and less on iPad, and then not at all. Why? iPad has too many other distractions. I could surf the Web, play Scrabble, read email, play Scrabble, check baseball scores, play Scrabble, watch a movie, play Scrabble, write, play Scrabble, play Scrabble — did I mention I liked to play Scrabble?

And:

It finally dawned on me that all I wanted from an e-reading device was to read books.

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