Archive for January, 2004

Movie Review: The Butterfly Effect

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

Just got back from watching The Butterfly Effect. If you ever thought that changing the mistakes in your life would allow you to be better off, then go see this movie. You’ll come out asking a lot of questions.

And not only was the story good, but the acting was top rate as well. I’ve never seen Ashton Kutcher in anything else but to go from comic roles to this is a big jump, and he executed it perfectly. Amy Smart gave an uncommonly good performance given the requirements for her character. I won’t spoil it for you save that she could probably play a convincing schizophrenic after working on this film.

Again, you gotta go see this movie.

On Saving The Internet

Thursday, January 1st, 2004

Via Wired, 101 Ways to Save the Internet. Paul Boutin hits on some major issues the lie within todays Internet. From stupid laws (i.e. DMCA) to stupid people. My favorite of the lot would have to be #64 which is aimed at Microsoft:

Simplify for security Fewer features means fewer bugs.

Now I may not think the Internet is that bad off, but I do not like some of the trends that are developing, namely the rampage the government has been blindly pushing forward. If they would only listen to just a few people that know what they are talking about when it comes to technology, then our law makers might actually write up some decent laws regarding technology.

At least our nations founding fathers saw it fit to let people voice their opinions without fear. No telling where I’d be without that one.