July 30th, 2010 by J
Well here we are again with a little bit of fun and info from the net. I think this time we shall start with a little geekery for all those geek chic out there.
Lets start of slow with a nice print out and hang wall chart for all those aspiring geeks courtesy of Geekologie.
As every good geek knows desk tidying is an essential part of keeping your workstation free from irritation and someone has come up with this cleaver little idea.
The essential piece of kit for every aspiring geek is the Internet so why not get ahead of the game with this selection in search engines that search the “Invisible Web”.
You will also need a few sites to kill the boredom when working so here are a couple, Track you mouse movement and how many people are is space.
Eventually your clients will come and you will wish they hadn’t.
At some point you will have to look the the future and the new technology #1, #2.
Also you will need something to aspire to.
Hope you enjoyed this wander into geekery, see you all soon.
July 29th, 2010 by J
Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is a brilliant planner and inventor. One night two robbers invade his Philadelphia home and brutally kill his wife and daughter, and almost kill him. The killers are caught, and Assistant DA Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is assigned the case. Nick is ordered by the DA to make a deal with one of the killers to testify against his partner for a 10 year plea bargain prison sentence. Clyde doesn’t want the deal made, but Nick says it was too late and the deal is done. The other killer got the death penalty. After 10 years, the other killer is released from prison, and he soon ends up dead. Clyde is arrested and kind of admits to Nick that he did it. Clyde is put in jail, and he warns Nick that he must fix the broken justice system that failed him and his family or else anyone connected to his case will soon die. Even from jail, Clyde’s threats become a reality, and Nick must stop Clyde before his family is next.
All in all this is a good film with a great idea at it’s core, Unfortunately it fails to live up to the expectation. The film starts well with a rather harrowing opening and follows through for about the first half.
This is where it starts to dwindle until the last 20mins where it totally drops it’s game and ends with a total cop out. You find yourself at the beginning siding with Clyde and the injustice that has befallen him and wanting the Asst. DA to understand and feel his pain but it true Hollywood style the need for the happy, good over evil ending triumphs.
Some of the ideas in this film are good and keep you guessing as to what is going on and going to happen next, The action sequences will keep you interested and the acting is up to par. A film i would quite happily watch when on TV but not one i am going to add to the collection.