february, 24, 2003 archives


with the elimination of my home server (replaced by a simple wireless firewall/gateway/print-server) and an airport card for my imac, i've gone wireless. for me, going wireless was mainly about being able to pull out wires and flexibility for future possibilities. it's not like running a wire to every end of my current apartment was a big stretch. (oh, and even though my tivo hard drive upgrade is stalled, the turbonet card is installed, and it is pulling updates over my dsl instead of dialing up. baby steps.)

a chilling look at the future

okay, maybe that's overselling it a bit. “2003 and beyond” is a look at the state and future of the information technology industry, especially as it relates to small business. not a whole lot of new info here to someone already dialed in, but a good summary and collection of references. it's written by a southern california it consultant.

three little movie reviews

lawrence of arabia was visually stunning, of course, and there was a great story to go along with it. i should no doubt see it in a theater (preferably something like the cineramadome) some day. then again, sitting through a four-hour movie is tough.

i wasn't nearly as excited by minority report as others seem to have been. i guess the vision of the future just wasn't as clever as i had been led to expect. i did love the eye-scanning greeter at the gap, though.

crazy/beautiful is a well-acted, serious teen movie set in los angeles. some of the most fun is the secondary characters, which were largely played by new actors and non-actors.

i'd say all three movies are worth seeing. but i wouldn't say any of them are must-see movies, with the exception of lawrence of arabia if you have the opportunity to see it on a big screen.

(there are 101 movies in my netflix queue. i will never catch up.)

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