July 31, 2009

Comic book gem: Kick-Ass

So I’m always on the lookout for new comics to read and my comic-reading friends have got my back big time. Yesterday my buddy Rick suggested I read a pretty recent comic mini-series called Kick-Ass by Mark Millar (Marvel Civil War) and John Romita Jr. (World War Hulk). So far I’ve read issues 1-6 out of an 8 issue run and I have to say I am super-impressed.

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July 28, 2009

Top 5 annoying Americanisms

In my journey of becoming old and bitter I find myself more and more irritated with Americanisms. It seems, now, that not a day goes by where I don’t mutter “bloody Americans!” under my breath at something. Most of these, though are nothing more than manifestations of my own intolerance. I even annoy myself by how much they bother me. My top 5 annoying Americanisms, though, are ones that regularly get my back up. So here they are.

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July 21, 2009

Review – Bruno (18)

Directed by: Larry Charles
Starring: Sascha Baron Cohen

It’s been 3 years since Borat hit our screens and had the nation shouting “Is nice!” in a dodgy accent and now Sascha baron Cohen is back at it again with his latest character, Austrian fashion journalist, Bruno. The “story” follows Bruno travelling to America on a voyage of self discovery with his assistant where he appears on talk shows, conducts interviews and generally meets with people who will be most annoyed by him. Gee, where have we heard that scenario before?

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July 13, 2009

My top 5 Bad Guy Actors

What makes a good bad guy? Is it when they’re terrifying, when they make your skin crawl? Or is it when they’re done so well that you actually like them? Well it’s no surprise that certain actors in Hollywood do bad guys better than pretty much anyone else. So here it goes, my choice for top 5 bad guy actors.

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July 8, 2009

Thoughts on password masking.

I’ve seen a couple of blog posts in the last few weeks on the subject of password masking. Jakob Nielsen’s post entitled Stop Password Masking makes a case for dropping the accepted standard that sees password fields blanked out by a line of bullets or asterisks. Nielsen claims that the security benefits are small at best and the impact on accessibility and usability is huge.

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July 6, 2009

Holiday, moving and more!

Personal post time! :) It’s been a long time coming, mainly because I’m not very interesting, but now I’ve got a bunch of good stuff to write up. Over the last few months I’ve been up to a whole bunch of stuff! I’ve been on holiday (well, short break), I’ve been to Santa Pod for Jap Show and most important of all; Nat and I have got our first proper place together!!

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July 1, 2009

Review – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (12A)

Directed by: Michael Bay
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson

Two years have passed since Megatron and the Decepticons had their asses handed to them by Optimus Prime and the Autobots and the latter have remained on Earth and have formed a secret alliance with military forces to form an elite force, NEST, to seek out and destroy any remaining Decepticons. While out on one of these clean-up missions NEST encounter some Decepticons with an ominous message; The Fallen will return.

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