14 Feb

Movie Quotes: Where Do Writers Get this Stuff?

Here is an interesting quote from Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) in the film As Good As It Gets

Never, never, interrupt me, okay? Not if there’s a fire, not even if you
hear the sound of a thud from my home and one week later there’s a smell coming from there that can only be a decaying human body and you have to hold a hanky to your face because the stench is so thick that you think you’re going to faint. Even then, don’t come knocking. Or, if it’s election night, and you’re excited and you wanna celebrate because some fudgepacker that you date has been elected the first queer president of the United States and he’s going to have you down to Camp David, and you want someone to share the moment with. Even then, don’t knock. Not on this door. Not for
ANY reason. Do you get me, sweetheart?

There are so many, but some of my favorites are from the PIXAR animated films for family viewing. Here’s another one, but I’ll leave the movie for you to guess:

[Bulb on the fuel guage is flashing]
Kowalski: Skipper, look.
Skipper: Analysis
Kowalski: It looks like a small incandescent bulb, designed to indicate something out of the ordinary, like a malfunction.
Skipper: I find it pretty and somewhat hypnotic.
Kowalski: That too, sir.
Skipper: Right. Rico, maunal!
[Catches the manual and smashes the bulb with it]
Skipper: Problemo solved.
Kowalski: Sir, we may be out of fuel.
Skipper: What makes you think that?
Kowalski: We’ve lost engine one, and engine two is no longer on fire.
Skipper: Buckle up, boys. Don’t look, doll, this might get hairy.
[on the microphone]
Skipper: This is your captain speaking. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we will be landing immediately.
[everyone claps]
Skipper: The bad news is, we’re crash landing.
[Plane goes on a dive]
Skipper: When it comes to air travel, we know that you have no choice whatsoever, but thanks again for choosing Air Penguin.

13 Feb

What’s Going On Here

I just wanted to see if I could changes things around.  There were quite a few sites that showed the “WordPress” logo, and I was impressed by the site design.  I went to wordpress.org and found that it was quite a large package of files.  They all got installed on my hosting site.  The site did start up quite easily.  Impressive.

The more I dug around the application, the more I found.  Very impressive.  Five years ago when I was maintaining a website for work, nothing similar existed.  Every page I made, I coded – in other words I typed out everything. On top of all the slick, error free settings and options, was the fact that it’s open source.  Very impressive.