commented on What Do You Think of the Nymphomaniac Trailer?
Being a woman in a Lars von Trier film is like being one of the no-name people with no lines wearing the red uniforms in the opening of each "Star Trek" (original series) episodes. You know they aren't going to be treated well.
commented on When Silicon Valley Gets Tea Baggy
Arrogance and hubris, a result of living in a bubble in which pretty much any of the crap you create gets valued highly in a monetary sense, even if it contributes little or nothing to our culture or our society. Silicon Valley is unfortunately driving a lot of our culture now, and let's look at what it's like down there. You leave your over-priced living quarters to drive in horrible traffic, to get to your cubicle where you must produce in a heavily competitive environment (both within the office and between other companies). You worry about your job, your management, and the every-changing tides of technology. You may get free food and on-site massage while you're there, but you have to be there and producing all the time. Then, when you do get to go home, you again face awful traffic to get back to your sub-optimal expensive dwelling, or maybe stop at an awful take-out or chain restaurant to feed on the way home. You probably read email to stay on top of your job. Then you go to sleep, knowing that the next day is likely going to be the same as the last, and dreaming only of the day when you'll have enough money to leave and "do what you really want to do."
commented on Now Open
I saw a Storyville coffee shop in Bainbridge this weekend. Not open yet, but on the main drag of the town...
commented on What Do You Think About the New iPhone Announcement?
Phones are for reading, and the iPhone is just too small. I moved to a Galaxy S4 and can't believe how much better it is. Every single app I used on the iPhone is available on Android, and it was easy to switch. The bigger screen actually feels smaller than the iPhone in my pocket. Never going back.