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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

My last time at a P.F. Chang’s was somewhat disappointing, though my friends tell me that it’s more about the ambiance than the food and that my take-out experience shouldn’t count. In honor of a coworker leaving the project and moving onto other things, we went to Columbia for a luncheon. The lunch menu consists […]

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A Geek Goes Skeet Shooting

I went skeet shooting yesterday. When I think of skeet shooting, I envision very wealthy men wearing forest camouflage gear and bright orange shooting glasses, lugging a shotgun around a grassy field. Afterward they retreat to the club and indulge in snifters of scotch and top-shelf cigars, reveling in their awesomeness. I watch too many […]

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Subtitles Don’t Bother Me

I was invited to a screening of Sin Nombre at The Charles last night. In a word, it was intriguing. Unlike Traffic’s alternating light/dark-hues, the cinematography is rich and clear. The language is beautiful and like most subtitled films you don’t even realize you’re reading and watching after a short time. No noticeable camera tricks, […]

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Not In It for Fame

Consider, Jeff Atwood’s Eight Levels of Programmers. Though admittedly tongue in cheek, there’s insight here. If you’re a programmer, developer, or sysadmin — and don’t read Jeff’s blog (and why not?) — or know anyone who is, you might find it interesting. Okay, self-assessment time. I love this stuff, but I’ve never considered myself an […]

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Two Movies in Six Days

Last Saturday night I saw Knowing. That movie with Nicholas Cage, the kid, and the numbers of all the disasters? The concept sounded cool. I wanted to know where they would take it. Visually, it’s stunning. The effects — especially the disasters — are top-notch. The movie is a lot more suspenseful than I expected, […]

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Inside the Actors Studio

There’s something really neat about Inside the Actors Studio. That’s what I think every time I see it. I don’t feel compelled to watch it, but I enjoy it when I happen to catch it on. Host James Lipton sticks to the script in most cases, not letting the guests wander too far. I feel […]

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