Thoughts on technology, movies, and everything else
I am a huge movies fan. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I don’t get much free time to enjoy watching movies. But when I do, I try to share my thoughts about the movies that I’ve seen. Movie reviews, celebrity news, trailers of upcoming flicks, etc – are all in this category.
Here’s a list of 1,000+ movies that you can watch for free online. It includes great classics, indies, noir, westerns, and more. Some links are to YouTube channels with large selection of flicks, others are to specific films.
I’m sure you’ll find something that you haven’t seen (or want to watch again) for a slow weekend ahead.
eDEX-UI is a science fiction terminal that runs on most operating systems. It was heavily inspired by the user interfaces in sci-fi movies, like TRON, Minority Report, and others. While it’s not very practical for the day-to-day use for anyone heavily using command line, it’s a lot of fun to run when there are non-technical people around, staring at your screen.
The installation is pretty simple:
git clone https://github.com/GitSquared/edex-ui.git
npm run install-linux
I think it works even better with a large touch screen, but I don’t have one around to try it on.
The evolution of technology always amazes me. Even more so, when it can so clearly be seen within the every day life, such as household items, day-to-day activities, or, like in this particular case, movies.
This is one of the best scenes in the whole movies history. And that’s because of the brilliant performance by Ronald Lee Ermey. Unfortunately, Ronald Lee Ermey has passed away on April 15, 2018, at the age of 74. He played a few more roles in other movies, but I think this is by far his best contribution to the cinema. Probably, because he was a drill instructor in the United States Marine Corps in real life.
For those of you with too much time on your hands, here is a nice collection of free documentaries available on YouTube. Let me know in the comments what’s your top 5. You don’t have to stick to this list, by the way.
These are super exciting news – Netflix now available worldwide, Cyprus too! For those who don’t know this service, Netflix is basically the Google of the TV series and movies. Until recently it was only available in US, UK, and very few other locations, but now they’ve expanded to 130 countries more.
For 8 EUR a month you get an unlimited access to all their movies and TV shows. You can stream content to your TV, laptop, tablet, or phone, and for a couple of extra euros you can even watch stuff on more than one screen simultaneously!