Sunday, December 25, 2005

Movies I've watched recently -
  1. The Black Hole - disney stuff, with atrocious dialogues sometimes. Reminded me of the more tedious parts of Star Wars. Disclaimer - I never liked Star Wars.
  2. Um, thats it.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Andromeda Strain is one of the best Crichton has written - but the movie (1971) seems to have an uncomfortable dependency on the book. Watching it last week gave me the impression that Crichton had written the screenplay - it's almost a page-to-frame transformation. It might be difficult to appreciate it without having read the book, but it's well made, with fast paced scenes. The technology show is of course, appropriate to the times it was made in, but apart from the bulging tube computer screens I couldn't find much else to mark as really dated.
Definitely worth a watch. At one go.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New stuff

Ancient, My Enemy, A Universe collection, Total Eclipse and Dreamfall (Joan D. Vinge) were last week's acquisitions. And...well...Ancient Evenings (Norman Mailer) was looking good on the shelf, so...
Tried watched a bit of Plan 9 from Outer Space, but got scared after that vampirish dead wife spreads her arms. Gave up till the weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ha!! Here I am!!

Well, finally decided to rollover some stuff from jroller. All non tech thingies, actually. This will be my other nest, hehehe.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Starting anew...

After the not so happy experience with as a blogging site, moved my stuff here. My old archives are at The main reason I moved away from it was publishing/editing/viewing (especially on Firefox) problems - and the increasing instability of the site itself. is a refreshing change.