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I’ve just signed up for Coursera’s Programming Languages course. Watched the intro, and can’t remember feeling so hyped about an MOOC.
There’s something deeply artistic and elegant in the way programming languages fit together and I want you to stretch your mind, and I want you to look at this course as a fresh way to look about software. A fresh way to think about programming that you’ve never thought about before. We’re going to make you uncomfortable. We’re going to do things in a strange way.
Quite a claim.
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Watched A ★★½ diary entry for The Invitation (2015) from letterboxd.com
The Invitation, 2015 – ★★½ May 27, 2020 at 11:38PM
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Watched A ★★★★ diary entry for Seeing Allred (2018) from letterboxd.com
Seeing Allred, 2018 – ★★★★ May 27, 2020 at 12:49AM
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Replied to There is something about Upload which feels like the good place? by an author (Ian Forrester)
Upload (2020)Not sure what it is about Amazon’s Upload but it feels like the Good Place? (maybe the early days of the good place?)
This is my first attempt at a deliberate WebMention, so all of the apologies if this doesn’t work, goes wrong, or embarrasses me in some other way. Me and my partner recently finished season one of Upload and drew very similar conclusions and comparisons to Ian. I pushed for us to watch it off the back of the writer, Greg Daniels’ previous work (he wrote the US adaptation of The Office and Parks and Recreation, both favourites of ours) and we’ll be watching his upcoming series on Netflix, “Space Force” for similar reasons. Our only complaint was that it ended just as the conspiracy plotline was starting to unravel, it felt like a bit of a test-the-waters series, and didn’t feel like it had hit its full stride yet. But you find that a lot with American debut seasons (Parks and Rec really came into its own season 2, for example). It was funny, an interesting take on the basic San Junipero plot, and leaves lots of room for development of those ideas – I loved the stuff around classism in such a future, and it looks like next season will inspect that even further, given the situation that the main character ends it in.
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Watched A ★★★★½ diary entry for The Thing (1982) from letterboxd.com
The Thing, 1982 – ★★★★½ May 23, 2020 at 11:03PM
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Watched A ★★★★ review of 21 Jump Street (2012) from letterboxd.com
Way better than I was expecting. Funny and self-aware.
21 Jump Street, 2012 – ★★★★ May 21, 2020 at 01:03AM
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I have removed analytics from my personal site. The numbers provide no value to me. Nothing they tell me is going to make me change the way I do stuff here, so why feed into the global shitshow that is needless counting and tracking?
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Watched A ★★★½ diary entry for Thunder Road (2018) from letterboxd.com
Thunder Road, 2018 – ★★★½ May 10, 2020 at 11:59PM
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Watched A ★★★½ diary entry for Creed II (2018) from letterboxd.com
Creed II, 2018 – ★★★½ May 10, 2020 at 03:22AM
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Watched A ★★★★ diary entry for The Goonies (1985) from letterboxd.com
The Goonies, 1985 – ★★★★ May 08, 2020 at 06:07PM