Stranger Than Fiction

November 23, 2006

While home for Thanksgiving with my parents, we went to see the movie “Stranger Than Fiction.” I really enjoyed it. Will Ferrell in particular gives a great performance in a serious role. Character development is good and the story is strong. The computer graphics used are subtle and well-executed.

However, you may need to refinance your morgage, take out a loan, or cash in some stock in order to afford movie tickets. They were $10 each for a 4:45 pm showing in Connecticut.

While driving to my parents/stuck in traffic, I had the chance to listen to NPR’s On Point radio program. Thursday’s show included narration by several authors taking part in The New Yorker Festival. They read from their books and short stories. The narration I heard later during Stranger Than Fiction resonated with me, given the strong readings from the NPR show.

Circling back to the movie theme introduced just three paragraphs up, I’m looking forward to seeing Deja Vu and The Pursuit of Happyness. What good movies have you seen recently?

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GIS Day – 15 Nov 2006

November 16, 2006

GIS Day follows closely on the heels of World Usability Day (though the world usability day site appears to be down right now).

Interested in crime statistics?  Interested in where nearby protected open space is?  Interested to know the median house value for homes in your area?  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to tell you all that, and more.

If I get the chance, I’ll try to head down to the GIS Day at the State House on Thursday.

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Can your buildings do this?

November 15, 2006

That’s a pretty neat trick.

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