Category Archives: diversion

safari on linux?

I’ve been wondering why Apple hasn’t made an edition of its browser available for Linux – any of them.

It’s based on various open-source tools, and while we all know Apple likes very much to control the user experience, it seems odd to me they haven’t released at least a source edition for Linux.

If you’re interested in trying it, I found the following off a quick search:

What are y’all’s experiences with PlayOnLinux, if any?

yes, i’m a dork

Certainly you’ve all seen Chuck Norris Facts.

And some of you who may be on Stackoverflow have seen Jon Skeet Facts.

But have you seen Bruce Schneier Facts?

“The nuclear launch codes held by the President of the United States are secured by an unbreakable system: a plain brown envelope with a picture of Bruce Schneier on the flap.” “Bruce Schneier doesn’t have a chin under his beard – just more ciphertext.” “Bruce Schneier once broke AES using nothing but six feet of rusty barbed wire, a toothpick, and the front axle from a 1962 Ford Falcon.”

Ahh, the joys of memes.

righteous kill

Without giving any [important] plot points away, here goes my review of Righteous Kill, which I saw last night with a buddy of mine.

Righteous Kill is only the third film the two have made together, and the first time they have played together. In the Godfather Part II, De Niro played a younger Vito Corleone, while Pacino reprised his role as Michael – so they were never on the screen together. And in Heat, they played opposite each other.

Pacino and De Niro play partners who’ve been on the force for a long time, and are realizing they’re getting old. But that’s only the start.

I went in expecting to be entertained, and the film definitely did not disappoint.

This is a cop drama also starring John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy, Donnie Wahlberg, 50 Cent, and Carla Gugino. It’s definitely one of the more interesting cop-legal-action-thrillers I’ve seen in quite a while.

Plot twists, camera angle changes, and lighting all play into the slowly-built, maintained, and then exploded suspense.

Everyone’s a suspect, and everyone has to be trusted. The writing and directing are spot-on, and of the films I’ve seen this year, I think there’s a possible supporting Oscar role in this one.

parental notice:

Righteous Kill is rated R for a reason: there is quite a bit of violence (though it’s not gratuitous), some cursing, and strongly-hinted-at (but never shown) “deviant” sexual behavior.

a cryptoquip

I got this passed to me from my dad this morning. Just remember what he told me, “I don’t promise greatness. Just interest.” The following is a Robin Hood quote:


I’ll post the answer in about a day, unless somebody posts it first.