I was really prejudiced to this movie. I love Sherlock Holmes and his adventures, but after watching the trailer (find it below) I’ve had a feeling that they would make a stupid action movie from it. Fortunately I was wrong. Well, it’s not the old Sherlock from times when it was about sharp mind rather than strong hand to solve the mystery. But it’s really entertaining. If you will set your attitude to watch it as combination of Die Hard, some comedy and criminal, then you will not be disappointed.
As I’ve spent quite a time searching for Greek alphabet on Internet which would be usable to my needs (so just list of letter which I can copy to for instance Excel spreadsheet). All the hits directed me to such list, but letters were graphics not normal chars, so no copy as text:( I’ve finally gave up, took the list from Wikipedia (which was a bit messy table), work a bit with regular expressions, and voila:) I have my list of all Greek letters as a text, with tabulators added to be easy copied to separate cells in Excel.
I was waiting to watch this movie and when I’ve finally did, I’m a little disappointed. I wanted to give it 5⁄10, but I can’t as even though it not completely was what I’ve expected, still I’ve spent nice time with this picture. Maybe it was because of the trailer (find it below) which has this feel of mystery, thrill and surprise. And movie doesn’t have it, at all. I can’t say it’s bad, but it doesn’t have this deep, a catch which would make you really feel it.
Today finally, after three weeks of waiting, I’ve received my Magic Mouse. Christmas gift from my lovely wife. I must say that I’m impressed. It takes a while to switch from MacBook’s touch pad, but it’s worth it. It’s pretty accurate, but it’s not surprise as it’s laser based. At last I have a mouse which is wireless, blue-tooth. My previous mice were wireless, but always radio based, so they got often jammed by other media.
As new Mac user I’m reading a lot of stuff about it. And I’ve realized that apps helping you to focus on some subject are becoming more and more popular. Just to name two there are: Concentrate and Think. They have only one purpose to isolate apps you need to work with at the moment and let you concentrate on your work, so you’re not being distracted by incoming mails, IM messages and so on.
I’ve watched Carriers yesterday. Basing on a trailer you can think that there are some kind of monsters in this movie. But there aren’t. It’s movie about lethal virus which is killing human kind and a bunch of friends who are trying to find some peace in this really bad situation. Actually it’s good that they didn’t put any monsters in this picture, because it would kill it. Instead we have really nice thriller with some drama.
As we know main sync software on Mac OS X is ITunes. And you’re probably aware of the fact that smartphones based on Windows Mobile (like my Samsung) are not compatible with this sync method. Have no fear! There is great app called SyncMate which will solve all your problems (at least related to syncing). In basic (free) version it syncs calendar and contacts which is really enough for me, but if you’re willing to pay for expert edition you can sync literally everything.
12 episodes away, it’s time for some reflection. It’s nice to watch adventures of California motor gang. Good actors, fine described characters. Some of them deep, some of them not much. Mrs. Bundy in the role of Club Queen, very good. Jax is a little strange and the actor who is playing this role is trying too much to be tough guy. What sometimes is annoying. Does anybody remember him from Hooligans?
Microsoft developed tool which would help government agencies to retrieve data from computers of suspects. However the idea is good, I can’t stop thinking that it would be greatly abused:( More about Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) here. I believe more than to pursue really bad criminals it would be used to fight computer piracy.