July 24, 2007

"Travel well."

Watched Apocalypto yesterday and I must say that though I was a bit skeptical at first I really enjoyed the film. It was a bloody flick, but not in a way that I would consider it a gore-fest, but in that way that an ancient people without proper modern hygiene would be bloody. I thought the cinematography was excellent, I enjoyed the way the camera took you into the jungles of the Yucat√°n. I know it's not the first time that has been done, but as far as this movie goes I was pleased.

The story wasn't all that intriguing or even unpredictable, but it was entertaining enough that I watched it to the end. You do have to be okay with subtitled films to really enjoy this one though, because just like Gibson's Passion of the Christ it is completely spoken in the setting's vernacular and only translated into english in the subtitles (which by the way were easy to follow, some films do jump around too much with dialogue to be good subtitle films).

That's it for now.
Until next time
Les

July 17, 2007

Google Notebook

I decided yesterday that I would try using Google Notebook. It's a handy little way of keeping up with clips/notes/scratch while surfing the interweb. They have a neat little plugin for your browser (Firefox and Inferior Explorer) that let's you clip notes and addresses as you surf. This is really handy when you're doing research, as it helps you not have to copy/paste things from your browser to another window.

Until next time
Les

July 9, 2007

Most used firefox extensions

Others have posted their favorites so here are my most used Firefox extensions, I use many more, but these are my top extensions lately.

  • FoxyTunes
  • TwittyTunes (you have to be know twitter to get this one)
  • GCalQuickTab
  • IE Tab
  • ScribeFire (used to publish this and most of my blog posts)
  • Gmail Notifier


  • let me know if you have one that I should be using...

    Until next time
    Les