A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
- May 25
- I'd seen Unbreakable long enough ago that I'd
forgotten most of the details, and neither of us has seen
Split, so of course we watched Glass
which is a sequel to both. There were a few backreferences to the
preceeding movies but nothing you couldn't figure out from
context, and I don't think it'd have dramatically changed my
opinion of the movie, which was "Meh". It's just sort of slow and
drawn out and the twists are telegraphed and, I dunno, it winds up
feeling like "Everyone's doing comic books, me
too". Oh well.
- May 24
- The Man Who Knew Infinity
was a fascinating movie about someone I'd never heard of, and
somewhat unusually for a biopic it seems like it stuck pretty
damned close to the real story. It's not a brilliant movie by any
means, but it's interesting and well-made and was a better use of
two hours than some other things I've watched.
- May 21
- BBC wrestling with trademarks and spelling today:
2019-05-21 03:35 Niki Lauda obituary: 'A remarkable life lived in technicolour'
You'd sort of expect something like this would have been prepared in
advance, wouldn't you?
2019-05-21 06:05 Niki Lauda obituary: 'A remarkable life lived in Technicolour'
2019-05-21 06:35 Niki Lauda obituary: 'A remarkable life lived in Technicolor'
- May 16
- This broadcast comes to you from our new digs on the west side
of Dublin, since the regular spot is undergoing a bit of surgery
that will make it somewhat uninhabitable. We actually moved in
here last Friday, but it's taken a while to get things
sufficiently settled, and we decided tonight should be a night off
from moving / packing / unpacking.
The move weekend itself was a barrel of laughs:
So that's why we're on a night off tonight.
- Friday: I spend the day moving enough stuff to facilitate at
least one night at the new digs.
- Saturday, 3am: We both get up and drive to Phoenix Park for
Light 5k walk; back home about 5:30am.
- Saturday, 8am: I get up again and go to the no-longer-local
marshall, followed by coffee with the Sanctuary Runners
who I normally run with.
- Saturday afternoon: We both do some more housemoving
- Sunday, 8:30am: We both get up and drive to Terenure where
I'm running in the Sportsworld Terenure 5-Mile Race in the
Sanctuary Runners colours (my first race in several years, and
I managed just over 37 minutes)
- Sunday afternoon: We both do some more housemoving
- Monday: ditto.
- Tuesday: I'm on housemoving duty again during the day, and we
both do some more in the evening.
- Wednesday I'm back at work, but we do a bit more housemoving
in the evening.
- May 5
- Windows machine insisting that files suffixed ".pdf" are of type
"Chrome HTML File (pdf)". None of the obvious tricks to change
this to something sane - such as, say, "PDF file" - seem to have
any effect. They're definitely PDF files, though. My understanding
of this is that Chrome has, very much in the fashion of every
other piece of Windows software, attempted to lay claim to the
Default Application space in every area it can, and has done so in
a way that sneaks beneath the standard control panel. The simple
act of opening Adobe Acrobat seems to have changed the default app
for opening these files to Acrobat, but they're still labeled as
Chrome HTML files. What a pile of junk.
- May 3
- Keeping, somewhat, with the recent theme of Movies About Iconic
English Queens: if it hadn't been in the credits, I'd have had a
hard time believing that Martin Scorsese directed The Young Victoria.
I mean, nobody gets bloodily dismembered at any point
(there is a shooting, but only wounding and all very much shot in
a way that emphasises the drama, not the blood). The story is
funny, it's cute, it's romantic, it's believable, and apparently
it mostly sticks to the facts - I suspect there's probably a good
deal more historical accuracy going on in the set-dressing,
scenery and backgrounds than the scant bits mentioned on the IMDb
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