Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 04/05/2015 - 13:34
This was originally going to be a comment on this post over at the Guardian
Yeah so here's the thing. Hollywood isn't about worthy (in the academic sense), has never been about worthy as a business model.
Rather it's about bums on seats. From the time before they invented talkies the whole business is about making sure that people spend their hard earned cash watching the studios movie rather than someone elses.
Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 18/04/2015 - 21:11
While I was distracted from the whole blogging thing, something did actually get me hacking at the keyboard on something that wasn't code. That was the metadata laws and the actions of the Labor party in allowing them to pass through with a few amendments that in the long run are going to be meaningless.
So I hacked out an email to my local federal member Stephen Jones (which I've included below).
Submitted by James Purser on Thu, 16/04/2015 - 23:17
So we've been watching Dare Devil over the last couple of nights, we're up to episode 3 and I have to say I'm really impressed.
I've never been a big fan of Dare Devil the character, and dear god the movie was complete shite (up there with the first Hulk movie featuring Eric Bana for badness), but this series has really sucked me in.
Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 11/04/2015 - 22:27
Well as you can see it's been a while since I last posted here, just over a year in fact, so it's time for a bit of a clean up.
Submitted by James Purser on Sun, 06/04/2014 - 19:10
So it turns out that doing Jury Duty leaves you with a bit of thinking to do afterwards.
For those who don't know I spent last week sitting on a jury that was dealing with a particularly not nice case. I won't go into details about which case, a) I'm not actually sure how much I am allowed to say and b) in a way, it's not really that important. Suffice to say, it wasn't a minor case and it dealt with areas that were very uncomfortable making.
Submitted by James Purser on Tue, 17/12/2013 - 22:56
So I got into a discussion today on the twitters about whether the NBN would "disrupt" live sport. The whole thing seemed to revolve around the idea that because the NBN would allow things like streaming 4K video it would mean that the whole world of live sports would be turned upside down with new players overthrowing the old.
Submitted by James Purser on Wed, 23/10/2013 - 15:15
Okay, I'm tired, cranky and still trying to shake the lingering after effects of a migraine, however I think this needs to be posted further than the facebook post I splashed it on in reference to the idea that "greenies" claim that Climate Change will be the direct cause of fires therefor they're stupid because everyone knows that's not true so there nya nya!
Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 14/09/2013 - 13:20
Lo and it did come to pass that that which had been foretold happened.
Submitted by James Purser on Thu, 12/09/2013 - 17:12
Well yah, so that happened.
It's been a solid three months since I last posted anything here, and the last bit that I did post was about the then upcoming election.
Well I suppose a quick update is required.
Regarding the election, as expected the Labor party lost government. They didn't get the complete and utter kicking some people thought they would/should get but they got kicked.
Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 20/05/2013 - 22:45
Last time I blogged I spoke about the current stoush occuring in my Federal seat of Throsby between the left and right factions of the Labor party over who was going to be the next Labor candidate (and most likely member).
Well, the final showdown is going to happen on the 15th of June, with the current encumbent Stephen Jones going up against the contender and son of a former state mp, John Rumble.