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Saturday, 08 April 2006

Movie of the year

Tonight Sarah and I went to see Inside Man, and conveniently managed to end our search for a half-decent cinema in the Bay Area at the same time. The AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara definitely has the best seating of all the cinemas we've been to so far. Century Cinemas, are so... last century by comparison.

Anyway, back to the movie. Bloody excellent. I knew I wanted to see it from the moment I saw a trailer. It reminded me a little of The Thomas Crown Affair, a movie I enjoy for its plot.

The movie was littered with hilarious one-liners that cracked up the audience. Denzel Washington was brilliant, and the plot was first-rate. Definitely one to see again, and definitely one to own.

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Jumping on the bandwagon

I'm very pleased to see that aj's been elected as DPL. I look forward to a change in tempo.

Congratulations, Anthony.

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An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore gave a talk on climate change at Google yesterday, and I was fortunate to be able to go and listen to him speak for most of it. On-call duties prevented me from hearing the conclusion, which was probably the best bit.

His slide deck was excellent. Overall, he wasn't telling me anything I didn't already know, but he had a lot of facts and figures to back it all up, and yup, the planet's royally fucked.

It's really reinforced my desire to be as environmentally conscious as possible while in the US, given that this country is the biggest offender. There's not much more we can directly do at home except try to switch to a green power provider, if one is available. According to the calculator, our household is already significantly below the US national average in terms of carbon dioxide production.

I wish Australia would get on board with the Kyoto agreement. Not that in the grand scheme of things, it would make a big difference, but it'd still be nice not to be one of the only two developed countries still with its head in the sand.

That said, I am very excited about alternative generation projects such as the so called Tower of Power currently underway in Australia. I'm very inclined to buy shares in that.

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