Film review: Go Master
A biopic. I had to read the wikipedia page to understand what I’d watched. The colors in this film are unbelievably immersive. It’s the kind of movie you pause to admire the light and shadow and saturation.
dwm on os x
Turns out you can run dwm on os x quite easily.
Book review: Patriot Reign
I’ve been looking for a very technical book on football that explains game planning, play design and the mechanics of options and blocking schemes. I was hoping from the reviews on Amazon that Michael Holley’s Patriot Reign might be that book.
Instead, Holley’s book includes teases of more detailed information while devoting itself to detailing Belichick’s approach to preparing a team to win week to week.
An entertaining read - I completed the book in bits and drabs reading sections over several months. I have, perhaps, two advantages over other readers: I listen to Holley on the radio frequently and enjoyed reading with his voice in mind; I live in the New England and look forward to Brady playing as much as I anticipated Pedro’s next pitching start.
Book review: Killing Floor (Jack Reacher)
After seeing a preview for the new Jack Reacher film, downloaded the book as an airplane kindle read.
Don’t much get it — really cliched and driven entirely by plot. Characters are thin; there’s an extremely linear structure to the story. Fair amount of artifice to the characters’ reasoning. Lots of short sentences. Protagonist driven by revenge.
There should be a rule, in my humble opinion: you want to write a plot book - avoid the following cliches: prison rape, sexualized assault, father & son crazy pairs.
That said, there are car chases. It should translate to Hollywood.
Book review: 21st Century C…
Rarely is an author’s enthusiasm for the subject not enough to earn my recommendation, but simply put - I found too much to disagree with to recommend 21st Century C. Subsequent Amazon reviews have listed some of the book’s errors in more detail.
There is certainly room for a hipster C book - but this isn’t it in my opinion.