I can’t find my earbuds. I guess I can’t go into the office today. Drat!

Broke my streak of a post every day yesterday. I’m kind of sad and relieved at the same time.

Be careful out there!

🍿 What’s Your Number? (2011) - β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

What’s Your Number? poster

This movie left an aftertaste. A taste that grows worse and worse every time I think about it on the whole.

I recall the line from Ted Lasso where the bartender, Mae Green, was telling him that it’s the hope that kills you.

In this movie, it’s the hope that it will be good that kills me.

The movie has a lot going for it:

  • Notable, good actors that go on to other better projects
  • Chemistry between the leads
  • A chance to do the something with a premise that has been done with men. I thought it was nice to see them change it up where it’s not the charming young Batchelor who decides that he wants to see where he went wrong with his philandering life style.

I looked it up and saw that the primary writers were women. I was hopeful that it wouldn’t be a bunch of guys thinking they could write from a different perspective. “Just write what a man would do and change the roles.” I hoped that it wouldn’t just be a bunch of things that women were “supposed” to do or behave.

Well, the movie does one great thing. And that is demonstrate that everything comes down to execution. And the first thing that gets executed is the character of our female protagonist. Instead of the suave, successful Batchelor, we get an unambitious, newly unemployed woman who has a thing for what the movie would define as losers.

The most egregious issue is the motivation of our protagonist is that she’s had a lot of sexual partners and doesn’t want the number to go up any more.

Big Whoop.

The movie posits that if she has too many partners, she’ll never get married and her life will be incomplete. She just needs to find the “right one” and everything else will work out.

If you feel that being single means being lonely, I hope you get a chance to rethink that. Relationships are great and it’s amazing to share that with someone, but you can get more out of it you are comfortable being and knowing who you are. If you look for that missing piece in someone else, you might never find peace within yourself.

Enough ranting from me.

Here’s the link to the official trailer on YouTube. Watch it and imagine a better movie.

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Just wanted to brighten up my day.

Dandelions on grass.

🍿 The Beekeeper (2024) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

The Beekeeper poster

I’m giving this 3 stars because it delivers on the premise.

No secret plot twist.

No riddle within a riddle.

Our hero hurts bad people and that’s pretty much it.

One man’s campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers.

Here is a link to the trailer on YouTube.


How Standard Ebooks serves millions of requests per month with a 2GB VPS

As you can imagine, we spend a lot of our time working on really, really old books. So why not create a website out of really, really old technology?

A pretty interesting read. It's part of what got me interested in static website generation. Also, came across the word "paean" which I haven't seen in so long that I thought it was a typo.


Spent some time fiddling with code that I said that I wasn’t going to touch. Very satisfying as I see the pile of work piling up in the distance.


I see a lot of discussions in my timeline(s). None of it about valentine’s day.

Preparing the kitchen for tonight.

A stove with lots of items needed for a romantic dinner.

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