On watching Occulus

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March 28, 2015

On watching Occulus

I watched the movie Occulus last night and was very disappointed. There will be gentle spoilers in this status, so if you haven’t seen it you might want to move on. I watched it because I sort of like horror movies, and it starred Karen Gillan and Kaytee Sackhoff. They were both pretty good, though…Read More


February 14, 2014

On Valentine’s Day

I have many friends who dislike holidays almost as a rule. I have always had a hard time with this, being a sucker for Christmas and Halloween in particular, plus a strong love/hate relationship with birthdays. My relationship with holidays is mixed but tightly woven and hard to just shake off. When I think about Valentine’s Day, however, I start to understand my friends’ dislike of the holiday structure.


November 14, 2013

On Watching Skyfall

I watched Skyfall last night. Actually I slept through a good deal of it. It was awful. Everything I hate about Bond, and then a lot of other things added in that I also hated. Dreadful. It was my first Daniel Craig as Bond film and I think he’s awful, too. Crass and ugly like…Read More


September 11, 2012

I’ve Fallen In Love With A Car

I have fallen in love with a car. It doesn’t happen often, in fact only twice before has the design of a car smitten me so. This car is the Renault Dezir and it is certainly beautiful. This is the corporate video Renault showed at the car’s unveiling. Cute, right? The care was also the…Read More


August 29, 2012

CSS Text Hover Effects

If you work on websites for any length of time you are probably going to run into the problem of hovering a piece of text over an image, usually taking the form of a title or caption that appears only when place your mouse over the image. There are a number of ways to do…Read More


July 23, 2012

Kid Robin and the Robber Barron pt. 10

Each summer when my daughter goes to camp I write her a story and send it to her in parts, one each day while she’s gone. This time the story is kid Robin and the Robber Barron a sort of retelling of the Robin Hood stories. Robin reached the ground, though she was tired, she…Read More