Food Incubators – Interesting

I had never heard of these until just… 15 minutes ago. This morning, I opened up my twitter and found this post:

I had heard of incubators before, but in a tech context, such as the ones featured in Sillicon Valley.

then I found this article that expounded in more detail of what they are.

It turns out that these things have been around for a little longer than I’ve been alive. I guess you would know about these if you were in the food service industry and actually cared.

I half wondered if there were ever such a thing as a kitchen you can rent if you wanted to prep food to serve, such as in a cartering business, but didn’t have the financial resources to buy your own professional grade kitchen. Now I know.

Hey y’all. I recently found out that there’s a desktop app for WordPress. Now I don’t have to be on the Web to create posts. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty cool.

Good Night, Cincinnati!

Not sure of what else to say here.

I did happen to finish the first season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix with my wife and followed that up with the latest episode of Adam Ruins Everything. I highly recommend both. Starting to appreciate the DVR, even though it comes at a price.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a show with a stupid premise combined with a ludicrous approach. It’s a story of a lawyer in a powerful firm in New York and her impulse to relocate to West Covina, California (that’s a few miles west of San Dimas, for you Bill & Ted fans) because that’s where her ex-boyfriend now lives. Every episode has a few musical numbers thrown in to keep it geeky. Here’s a review of the songs in the show.

I frequently wondered if the premise would wear thin and how many reversals would need to happen in order for the show’s name to stay relevant. It turns out, a lot, but it builds up a healthy set of support characters to keep it lively.   Yeah, I enjoyed it and all the cast showed that they loved what they were doing. It’s a damned good time.

Well, that’s all for the evening. My day starts early. Good night, Cincinnati.

Good Night Hump Day

Once again, it’s Wednesday. It’s been a little busy day today.

Kids started school today. The boy started 2nd grade. The girl started 1st. It was a good start. Now I must follow up this good hump day with a good Thursday.

Good night.

Good Night Humpday

Today was just another day. It was surprisingly busy, work-wise. Worked out some cost analysis for our dedicated web server. Fine tuned some things with the new company website. Conducted a huge chunk of traffic analysis for the quarter. It went fast.

To Blaaaaiiiiise

The week, once again, went by swiftly. I managed to get a lot done, with respect to work, but still didn’t manage to get everything I wanted to get done. Time marches on and now there’s just not enough time to even complain about it.

Watched an interesting video on the philosopher and all-around rennaisance man, Blaise Pascal. It is was about how his pessimism about life on earth could actually be life affirming.

Here, watch the video:

See? It’s as though knowing life will suck no matter what frees you up to just experience what’s in front of you, rather than endure the disappoint brought about through buying into prepackaged notions of success and happiness.

Thoughts On Form

I’ve always wanted to review movies. Well, maybe not always, but once I began to watch movies with the intensity of a boy who just discovered his dad’s porno stash, it later seemed natural that as I began to develop opinions on what makes a good movie and what doesn’t, I really wanted to create a place to put those thoughts. But I wanted the place to be mine and available to the public.

As I grew on in life, my interests in life shifted from movies and drama to the World Wide Web and computers. My interest in movies are still there, but I now no longer live my life that I’m going to change the world with my opinions on movies, nor will I ever develop that must-have app that will snag me an investor and get bought by Facebook or something.

I will just get the writing done and be unafraid to give my opinions in the way I feel they should be done.

Now that I have this site going, I want to stuff it with my ideas on movies, television, and all sorts of visual media. But before I start vomiting my thoughts all over the site, I feel I need to structure things a bit, at least for a while until I can get my voice rolling in a direction.

The following is going to be my general structure for reviews:

  • Headline
  • Paragraph 1: Introduction – why I’m reviewing it, circumstances of watching it.
  • Paragraph 2: Synopsis – Plot summary – identify characters
  • Paragraph 3: Various qualities, themes, pros & cons
  • Paragraph 4: How do I feel about this movie?
  • Paragraph 5: Top meta details such as cast and crew, MPAA rating
    • Top cast
    • Writer(s)
    • Director(s)
    • Producers
    • Studio

Personal Rules For This Site

I am a professional, at least I’m paid well to write code and design pages and sites. So, it’s not an unreasonable expectation that my own personal website should be professionally organized and laid out in a pleasing manner. This site should not be confusing and there should be a clear methodology for my content.

One of the things I’ve always wanted to do on a consistent basis is write about movies. I’ve written the odd scribble about this or that movie and published them on social media, but they’ve never been organized thoughts, nor have they been consolidated and placed in a context of other movie reviews. I want to build a compendium of well thought out ideas related to movies and, ultimately, media.

I feel that in order to keep this site organized and a delightful experience, I need to establish rules for how I use this site. Here goes nothing.

  1. All formal reviews will be maintained as pages and kept in a structure that reflects a logical approach to organization.
  2. Posts are for news and the various other types of updates, such as sudden thoughts on movies.

More rules to come as they come.