Few days ago I’ve watched Arthur. As for modern comedy (they’re not making good comedies anymore) it was quite entertaining. I was actually pretty surprised because I don’t like Russell Brand, but in this movie he was quite good. Maybe because he is so similar to character he’s playing, so he wasn’t playing a lot. However I wonder how much of his IRL behavior, which is quite extravagant, is real. Anyway, this picture is entertaining and I don’t feel that I’ve wasted my time watching it, but original Arthur was better.
I’ve read very interesting text about 3D movie projectors used by cinemas and how bad security design led to worse end-user (viewer) experience. You can find full text here. But I want to write about something I’ve recalled after reading this text. Few years ago I was working at call center for major Polish telecom (TP SA). I was help-desk for ADSL service called Neostrada. We were divided into two groups:
Today I’ve read about Financial Times launching their HTML5 based app (instead one for iPad only) to deliver their content. Good move as it means access for more people. But it’s not what I want to write about today. I wish Wired would do the same. I love this magazine, however to buy it in shop here (Europe) it costs around 12$ per issue, international subscription is better, but still it’s 75$ a year.
Well, actually not. But as I’m a fan of Bruce Schneier and TED I’ve wanted to do something to support them. So I’ve translated subtitles for Schneier’s talk about Security Mirage into Polish. And reviewer needed to fix only few issues, mainly punctuation:)
In March I was on concert of London Elektricity (actually it was only Tony Colman and MC Wrec, but it was live and it was awesome). Now they’ve released new album Yikes!, so I’ve bought it. Especially because of beautiful voice of Elsa Esmeralda. Find the sample below: I like this record, not all tracks, but most of them. I give it 8⁄10. However there is one thing which bothers me:
I’m happy owner of Motorola Defy Android phone. It’s great, the best phone after IPhone I’ve ever had. I like almost everything in it, but definitely not Motorola Software Update. It’s software for updating phone’s system. I know that there is such option in phone itself, but for unknown reason it can’t connect with update server. So I’ve downloaded special software for my PC to update my phone from it. Usage is simple, launch the app, connect your phone to PC via USB, click next to check for the updates.
On Monday I’ve received a call from my bank with information that my credit card details were stolen by third party, so they’ve blocked it and new one would be issued within a week. I was quite surprised and even suspected a fraud at first, but guy hasn’t asked me about any personal information, so no red light. On Tuesday my mother sent me an email with attached scan of document received from GoGrid.
Finally we have Firefox 4 here, it was delayed several times and I have a feeling that main reason that it was finally released was release of Internet Explorer 9. Why I think so? Because among many advantages new Firefox has few flaws. Let me list them here: 1. When I’m opening a site which has Facebook applet which shows you people who liked it, Firefox is opening this applet also in new tab.
Today I’ve received email from Blizzard saying that they want me back to Azeroth (World of Warcraft): I haven’t been playing WoW for quite time now, and I’ve never was dedicated player, so I wonder if maybe they’re experiencing some shortage of users. Who knows, I wouldn’t find out as I’m not planning to come back, WoW is too much time consuming (and to be honest quests are a little bit boring).
Strange thing with locale on Android. If it’s set to US English it would display date in your calendar widget using US timezone, even if there is correct date set in the system and you’re in European network with automatic update enabled. Switch to UK English helped to solve it, but it’s really weird. Maybe it’s just this particular widget, as when I’ve accessed calendar I was able to see the correct date.