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Korean MOCist is Awesometacular

Holy cow.  I really, really with that this guy's designs were sets that I could just buy.  They are BEAUTIFUL.  I especially like how consistent the colors are.   24601

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean

 

I Bought a Mac

It's from earlier this decade, and I think that it's the one that they made in the first half of 2014, according to the tech support guys who sold it to me.  There have been a few major discounts coming from their office, selling used Macbooks for a couple hundred dollars and stuff like that.  Not just anybody can buy them. In any case, the takeaway here is that I have a Mac.  Specifically, a five-and-a-half-year-old Mac Mini, with some dismal I/O and a little bit of dust inside.  However,

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Jean Valjean

 

Toy Story 4 Review

I'm saving my more serious review for another blog. This is just the one where I give a synopsis of my thoughts.   Good movie, as a standalone. There was an interesting theme about finding balance between living for others and finding time for yourself.   Buzz was strongly out of character, and they didn't have enough of him in the movie. He really should have been there as a constant thematic foil to Bo Peep, and also to make the movie as emotionally fulfilling as possible.   Bo Peep needed a f

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Jean Valjean

 

Endgame: No Spoilers

In a nutshell, if you haven't seen it yet, here's what you should expect going in: The previous films didn't require watching all of the rest of the MCU to hold up on their own. You absolutely have to watch all of the other MCU films to appreciate this one. This movie is basically a celebration of the entire MCU. The movie has an extreme editing challenge. The last one focused on Thanos, but this one focuses on the six original Avengers. It gives it a definite Lord of the Rings: Return of

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Jean Valjean

 

I like the WNBA

Honestly, I like it more than the NBA, or just about any sport that you can regularly catch on television.   24601

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Jean Valjean

 

Codewriting Party!

I proposed this to everybody at work...and they all said no .   Guys, all I want to do is design a calculator that with a Base 4096 interface. It's not like I'm designing the special effects for Interstellar wormhole scene.   24601

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean

 

Codewriting Party!

I proposed this to everybody at work...and they all said no .   Guys, all I want to do is design a calculator that with a Base 4096 interface. It's not like I'm designing the special effects for Interstellar wormhole scene.   24601

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean

 

Homework Fabrication

I looked back at an old syllabus for a Fabrication class of mine, and found that academically dishonest homework could be disqualified for...fabrication.   24601

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean

 

My father's new 4G Flip Phone

For those of you who have been following my chronicles of the Adventures of Fliposaurus, my father still has a flip phone. Bless his heart. I envy him, in a way. This last week, both of us ended up losing our phones due to incremental damage. I replaced mine with an LG Stylo 4. It's a model from last year. Nice stylus. I really like it. Also, far more appealing than the Aristo, as far as aesthetics go. My father? He got himself a flip phone...with 4G!   That sucker's going to last a wh

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Jean Valjean

 

5G flip phones

I said that I would wait until the next Big Thing before upgrading everything of mine wholesale to the Apple ecosystem. After asking a lot of people at Best Buy, I've decided that the thing I'll wait for will be the eventual 6G network. So basically, it will probably be around 2030 when I upgrade to Apple.   Also, I discovered that while 2G and 3G are being phased out of service in the next year or two, there are some 4G (and inevitably, 5G) flip phones. That's right, my father can still hold

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Jean Valjean

 

Once you go Mac...

You never go back. At least, that's what I hear. Honestly, if I went Mac, I probably wouldn't go back, either. It isn't because it's so much better than everything else, because I actually never liked the interface of Macs. At least they have changed their mouses from those ugly early 2000's which thought that it was a good idea to be featureless.   Still, fewer viruses are written for them. Once you get to a certain age, you become a single-issue voter when it comes to which computer gets your

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Jean Valjean

 

Captain Marvel Review

First of all, I need to address other reviews about this movie. It's apparent that there are reviewers that are highly vested in promoting either a positive or negative opinion on this movie. Everyone wants people to share their opinion, and apparently it's divisive. My understanding of this is that the lead actress, Brie Larson, said things in the name of feminism that were deemed as hostile, but I have intentionally not paid any attention to this drama. As far as I am concerned, I only judge h

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Jean Valjean

 

Alita: Battle Angel Review

I watched this mainly because it was produced by James Cameron, and I was curious to see if his perfectionist fingerprints were all over it. They indeed were. I know that this was directed by Robert Rodriguez, but it was definitely a joint effort. You can see Cameron's contributions in how meticulously the engineering of the world is conceived, how meticulously the action scenes are constructed. They're all unique, easy to follow, and visually distinct from each other. They don't become the same

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Jean Valjean

 

Netflix at the Oscars

Some controversy has been raised on this subject, courtesy of my idol Steven Spielberg. He's a big believer in the power of the Big Screen, and that the Oscars celebrates the culture of the Big Screen every year. It isn't necessarily a celebration of all movies across all mediums. After all, movies that are made for television win their awards at the Emmy's.   So how does Netflix fit into this? Netflix movies have budgets, and major directors and actors attached, and they aim for a cinematic exp

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Jean Valjean

 

The Actual Best Picture 2018

To be honest? Probably Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I expected good animation. I wasn't expecting something that was great in every conceivable way. It was some real movie magic.   Otherwise, here were some of the other movies that were among the best of the year but were not nominated for Best Picture. A Quiet Place, Crazy Rich Asians, The Mule, Ready Player One, 12 Strong, First Man, The 15:17 to Paris, and Game Night. I highly recommend all of these.   Lemme see...yeah, and now th

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Jean Valjean

 

Pre-Oscar Thoughts

Alfonso Cuarón is, in my opinion, one of the greatest directors of all time. He's basically up there with Spielberg and (when he's on a roll) James Cameron. So I'm absolutely rooting for him to win Best Picture and Best Director. And also Best Cinematography, because his movies have consistently had some of the best cinematography I've ever seen. I'm also a sucker for black and white. Furthermore, he's more talented than Alejandro González Iñárritu, and deserves as many Oscars as him at the

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Jean Valjean

 

Mushy Valentine's Letter

There are over twenty different songs quoted in this. And so, so many inside jokes. Names have been edited out, but otherwise, I hope you're entertained by this little glimpse into my life. This was incredibly fun to write.   Also, to put that first line in context, I send gold earrings with the letter. It's a little more extravagant than last year, when I sent a paper flower, but last year's letter was a bit more...more than this one. Among other things, I quoted the most awkward, on-the-nose

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Jean Valjean

 

Super Bowl LIII

I arrived to the Super Bowl party late and only saw the last half of the fourth period. Fortunately, that was the only part worth watching anyway. Otherwise, I wasn't particularly motivated to watch this game, since I didn't have a horse in the fight and didn't care to win. Vikings are my homeboys.   With that being said, the results of this Bowl made me feel strangely...patriotic.   24601

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean

 

Men Go Their Own Way?

For the last few years, I've had a certain perception of masculinity. Just before I sat down to write something, I noticed that someone had carved into the public desk I was using a rather rude way of saying, "Earn lots of money and get girls." This struck me as peculiar. Since when was a man's masculinity dependent upon picking up girls? Why should men obsessed with masculine things find so much value in mingling with some"thing" so fundamentally opposed to their masculine pursuits?   Somet

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Jean Valjean

 

Immigration and Name Change

If I were a rich man (da ba de ba de ba de ba de ba de ba de ba dum) I would be a sponsor for a few thousand people trying to immigrate to America, although because I'm someone eccentric, there would a a certain condition. Lately, I've been offering several friends to pay for all of the expenses should they legally change their last names to "Skywalker."   So anyway, in the age-old tradition of Americanizing the surnames of immigrants, if I could pay ten thousand people to change their last nam

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Jean Valjean

 

Subscribe to PewDiePie!

Panic time, guys! Who would you rather be the #1 Youtube channel, an individual who embodies the Youtube ideals of people with ADHD vlogging for fun, or an established corporation that is merely using Youtube as one of many prongs in its multi-media empire? Subscribe to Pewds!   (Also, how do I talk him into going to the Amazon and doing that Bullet And ritual? How do I contact him, period?)   24601

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Jean Valjean

 

Aquaman: Quick Thoughts

Well, I watched it a couple of days ago. So here we go: This is one of the only movies I've ever immediately bought a ticket to rewatch it after leaving the theatre. It really excited me. At various points, it reminded me in the best possible way of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: James Cameron Edition, the Sam Raimi Spider-Man, Mad Max: Fury Road, TRON: Legacy, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Finding Nemo, Jules Vern, old pulp serials about pirates, th

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Jean Valjean

 

Most "Debunkings" are Rebuttals

I've been seeing this on the internet a lot. People will address the opinion that someone else has on something large and complicated, and they will make a video which they will title "XXXXX Debuked" for your suggested videos list.   Then I will see people who make videos that debunk the videos that debunked the original point. Presumably, somewhere out there is a video where someone debunks the video debunking the video debunking the original video.   "Debunking" sounds pretty definitive to m

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Jean Valjean

 

BZPower Rewind 2018

No more BIONICLE. Hasn't had much BIONICLE in a while.   Wait, let's interrupt this rewind to talk about what's really important and pat the backs of BZPers who stood for something bigger then themselves. Like Audible! Speaking of which, they're the sponsor of today's blog post. You're busy, we're busy; everybody's busy! They told us all that we wouldn't read another book again after we finished high school, but now we can beat that statistic by listening to books on the go. I use Audible all th

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Jean Valjean

 

The Mule Review

Clint Eastwood. Living legend. One of my coworkers, an ex-military guy, was really looking forward to this movie above all others this time of year. So was I. The people who are interested in this movie know who they are, so I don't need to pitch it to them too much. For those who aren't paying much attention, I will try to sum it up as best as I can.   Mr. Eastwood produces, directs, and stars in The Mule, his latest drama. He plays 90-year-old Earl Stone, a gardener who loses his busines

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Jean Valjean

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