The other day I went to the cinema to see “Wanted“. I’ve been waiting for this film for some time now, since I liked the trailer and heard quite a few positive reviews from people who saw it earlier. It wasn’t a disappointment at all. On the contrary. I really liked it. In fact, I’m planning to go and see it once again, while it is on the large screen, and then I want to get myself the DVD with all the extras and special features.
Excellent special effects, great soundtrack, and quite a few twists in the story – some of which are predictable and some are not – all these makes it into an excellent entertainment. Of course, Angeline Jolie with gun fights and car chases is a major attraction as well. Morgan Freeman is a nice addition. But what I liked the most about the movie is its originality. Not breathtaking kind, but the kind which really made me watch it in full attention. Rarely do I come across something from Hollywood and have this feeling.
Overall, 9 out of 10. Strongly recommended.
Point Nine is looking for some talanted people. They are working in the financial sector, and seeking Python and C++ programmers, as well as Linux system administrators. They seem to be an interesting company, judging both by their technology stack and hiring techniques. For example, I’ve spotted their job ad on The Daily WTF. Cool stuff. If I wasn’t working where I am working, I would have applied for the job already.
I needed a little focus switch, so I went to the cinema to see “The Incredible Hulk“. I didn’t particularly liked the first part – “Hulk“, but there was nothing better to choose from anyway.
Not a lot of improvements I must say. Special effects are pretty average. There are a few sparks, but overall – too cheap and unrealistic. It would have been a lot better to use photography for scenery and background objects rather than to render them. Operator’s work was pretty average. Scenes of Brazil towns were especially disappointing, since those were so reach with details, which were lost by operators and their equipment (shaky helicopter shots and such). The story is still boring and way over dramatic. It pushes for Forest Gump or something. Edward Norton and Tim Roth were acting good, and that improved the filim a lot. Liv Tyler tried as usual, but I am not a big fan of her.
Overall: 6 out of 10.
I’ve been a bit quiet for the last couple of month. That’s because I was leading an ambicious project at my new job – migration of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM version 3 to SugarCRM Community Edition version 5.0.0. There were only three people involved, non of us could afford to work full time on the project, and we only had three weeks to do it.
Read on for a story on why it took us longer, how we did, and if it was a success at all.
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