I was up later than normal last night (11 p.m.) because I got hooked on a movie and didn’t want to turn it off. The problem with this is that by the time my brain shut off and I drifted off to sleep, it was nearly 11:30 and “that baby” woke up at 4:30. So now here I am, with about 5 hours of sleep, and I have a crap-load of creative work to do at the office and my muse just wants to go back to bed…
So, today’s blog will be more like random thoughts that I couldn’t stop thinking about last night:
A. A hacker named “Gabriel” claims to have penetrated Rowling’s publishing house and has leaked the details (here) to the last Harry Potter book. A couple of thoughts here:
- I find it interesting that this so-called hacker chose the same name as the antagonist in the new Bruce Willis Die Hard movie due out any day now. And I SO wanna see this movie.
- Whoever this “Gabriel” hacker is, he’s either nearly illiterate, or English is not his native language because even having read the ending, I’m still not 100% sure I know what happens. This might also be because I’m not totally into the franchise and don’t know all the characters.
- Due to the fact that I work at a network security company, the way he claims to have gotten this info is totally plausible. All it takes is one village idiot in a company to open you up.
B. The movie I was up watching late last night was “Mindhunters.” I watched it because I recently re-watched the movie “Hackers” both for it’s relation to what I do for a living, and because it’s actually an enjoyable flick (and you get to see what Angelina Jolie looked like with about 15 extra pounds and pixie-short hair). Johnny Lee Miller plays in both and he’s a good actor and when I saw he was in Mindhunter, I checked it out. Surprisingly, Val Kilmer is in it, as is LL Cool J and Christian Slater. How did this movie NOT do well? Probably because it’s a bit of a horror flick, but a very good one actually. I highly recommend if you’re bored.
C. I’ve thrown out all the hard liquor in the house, and since having done so, I may not have lost any weight per se, but it looks like I have. My skin is clearer (course, I’ve also gotten over a sinus infection and that does wonders for the old complexion) and I’m not retaining nearly as much water. But I have to admit that there are times when I long for a nice night-cap. Especially at times like last night when I can’t sleep.
Well, must get ready for the old job. Have a great day all!