For a long time, I have been meaning to update the way photos are displayed on this blog. I really like the way Medium does things, by letting photos extend beyond the borders of the text column itself and wanted to do something similar. It may still require some tweaking, but the photo galleries are now using a lot more of the available screen estate. This means that more photos will be displayed simultaneously, and the way tiled galleries work in Jetpack, photos will be displayed a lot bigger as well, eliminating the need to zoom into the pictures in most instances.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) is a movie about Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), a negative asset manager at the prominent magazine called “LIFE”. One day he receives a roll of film from Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn), one of his photography contacts who is traveling around the world shooting photos for the new issues. The film roll contains what will be the cover photo of the last edition of the magazine ever to be produced. The problem? That single photo is missing from the roll. With the help of colleague Cheryl Melhoff (Kristen Wiig), he is on track to finding Sean and recovering that missing photo. On the journey however, he finds himself. Continue reading
I just upgraded Windows on my Macbook Pro from Windows 7 to Windows 10, taking up on the free upgrade offer. What I assumed would happen, and did, was that the hardware wouldn’t be supported since Apple haven’t released the official Bootcamp drivers supporting Windows 10 yet. Continue reading
I few days ago, I wrote about me starting to read The Martian, the hyped sci-fi novel by Andy Weir. Since opening up the Kindle app on my iPad, I have had a hard time putting the book down, and this is probably the fastest I have ever finished a novel of this size. The story is in its nutshell quite simple and straight-forward and here is the Goodreads summary: Continue reading
After having exclusively used iBooks on my iPad Mini for reading books, I am now starting to realize that using the Kindle app instead may not be such a bad idea. Even though I like tech, I would normally have a hard time for instance buying a Kindle when I have a perfectly fine iPad, but I am starting to reconsider. Given the utter convenience of the Kindle and the total echo-system which is the Amazon store, convenience plays a major factor here, including the difference in weight and the ability to read outdoors.
Since I am starting to read The Martian now, I am considering using the Kindle app on my iPad to get acquainted to “The Amazon experience” of reading books. From what I can tell, there is a cool integration to Goodreads built into the app, but for some reason it only seems to work on books bought on Amazon and not books imported from other services.
I’m pretty sure that my reactions will find their way to the blog after finishing the book, and the experience will definitely impact whether or not I will be buying a Kindle in the near future as well.
Having just finished Becoming Steve Jobs, I was looking through my to-read list on Goodreads, and decided on The Martian by Andy Weir as my next fiction. I have heard lots of good things about it, and given that I want to read it before the movie comes out later this year, it was an easy decision.
Also there is a revealing xkcd about The Martian: