Shit I have done: 22-28 Jan 2018

Long list, because I just add a list of media that I’ve consumed in the past month. Should be shorter next week.

Work:

  • Basically, I have been researching on a better OAuth2 framework, way better than rolling out my own. Currently looking at python-oauth2 (which seems to be wonky when working with Python3) and flask-oauthlib
  • Also, encountered JointJS, javascript diagramming library, might be useful.

Personal Life:

  • Experienced first earthquake, 6.4 magnitudes, the chair was wobbling and air conditioner fixture was creaking.
  • Have been running > 6 km regularly (daily), with an average pace of ~8′.

Guitar: 

  • Learning Marigold, currently still practicing the riff and solos, not the sweep picking outro yet.
  • Practicing thumping, still superbly slow

Movies:

Really long list, since I decided to list out the ones I watched in the past month:

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True Lies (1994): Doesn’t age well, and again I’m indifference toward James Cameron’s works

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Bright (2017): Okay, I guess, not hot garbage, I glossed over halfway thru.

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Tokyo Ghoul (2017): Garbage, the problem with japanese Cinema, is that most of their actors and actresses are pop idols, so most of their acting are just overly melodramatic.

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017): Denis Villeneuve still remains one of the best directors out there, from Prisoners to Arrival. Blade Runner 2049 is great.

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Hell or High Water (2016): This further cement the fact that Taylor Sheridan is an amazing screen writer.

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Locke (2013): Locke is amazing, because the whole movie is just Tom Hardy driving in BMW X5, enganging in multiple phone conversations. It’s one of those movies that are great because they just focus on well written dialogues.

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12 Angry Men (1957):  The original 12 Angry Men. I prefer the TV remake which feature more diverse cast, however the original still holds up really good. I love the fact that they play with camera angles to gradually increase the tension

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017): An amazing thriller directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The deadpan and emotionless dialogues actually creates more tension in the movie.

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Lady Bird (2017): This is a really fun coming of age drama.

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017): More of a good drama for me than a comedy. I like how Noah Baumbach directs the dialogues, very normal with interruptions and people talking over each other, which is rarity in most American movies now. There are nude parts that are totally unnecessary though.

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Wind River (2017): Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan. The plot is very straighforward, but the way it’s written in such a way that it eschews exposition and lets the audience figure out what’s going on, makes the whole movie way better than it should be.

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The Shape of Water (2018): I came in expecting sci-fi, ended up with really amazing and heartwarming romance movie, and I normally dislike romance movies. Guillermo del Toro is still one of the best craftmen out there.

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Miss Sloane (2016): Fairly average thriller about lobbying.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017): This might be one of the funniest movies I have seen in years. Frances McDormand is amazing in portraying a bitter mother clashing against the local police department.

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Molly’s Game (2017): Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, featuring Jessica Chastain, based on true story. This is really really good.

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The Villainness (2017): Came in wanted a female John Wick with South Korean amazing action scenes, ended up with boring story and lots of shaky cam.

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Drag Me to Hell (2009): This is more of a comedy horror, but again it’s directed by Sam Raimi. I love how campy it is.

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Snake Eyes (1998): It’s not good, and I am not sure whether it’s because that it’s originally bad, or because it hasn’t aged well. But I’m still contractually obligated to watch all Nicolas Cage movies.

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Devil Man – Volume 1: The Birth (1987): I watched it after watching the Devilman Crybaby TV series. It’s fairly average, but again it’s an old film. Some of the background arts are pretty good. I still need to watch the second part though.

TV-Shows:

These are the ones I watched in the past month:

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Devilman Crybaby (2018): There’s an excess of sex and violence in this anime. The whole series is depressing and dark, and I enjoyed almost every moment of it.

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Angie Tribeca (2016 – ): If you like Mel Brooks’ films, or any satirical parody films, then Angie Tribeca is perfect fit for you. It shot up to one of my most favorite TV shows.

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Alice no Toge (2014): Starts off good, but then halfway thru, since the screenwriter is contractually obligated to write melodrama scenes, the second half just devolved into bad TV show.

Music:

r-11174485-1512052983-1215-jpeg DIR EN GREY – VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES: A compilation album, but features new versions of 3 old songs, namely Fukai, Beautiful Dirt, and The IIID Empire.  I really like this new version of Fukai, a lot.

r-11280865-1513347333-1844-jpeg Eminem – Revival: What a disappointment, there’s no song from the album that sticks with me. it just feels generic.

r-11292020-1513551080-5131-jpeg Brockhampton – Saturation III: While Eminem’s new album is disappointing, Brockhampton have been picking up the slack. Boogie is such a banger.

r-7981147-1452868693-8345-jpeg Brothers Osborne – Pawn Shop: Yo, this is might be the first country music that I like. It Ain’t My Fault

r-11047863-1508875549-9810-jpeg Big K.R.I.T. – 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time. I enjoy this flavor of Southern Hip Hop. Big Bank

r-10415785-1497162318-7768-jpeg MONDO GROSSO – 何度でも新しく生まれる: Labyrinth is probably the second MONDO GROSSO song that I have been listening on repeat.

r-6392060-1430583388-9641-jpeg Taylor Swift – 1989: I’ve never heard of any Taylor Swift song before, and I really really love Shake It Off, it’s fucking catchy. Still no motivation to touch other songs though.

r-10599017-1500684689-7649-jpeg Polyphia – The Most Hated: I bought the album and tabs, since I like the guitar lines in 40 oz so much.

r-10439001-1497455498-3821-jpeg CHON – Homey: Sleepy Tea is a chill but still technically complicated song.

aebffa_5aa4cf5d2751450c8cb2ce3be3be4236mv2 Elise Trouw – Unraveling: I accidentally came across Elise Trouw on Instagram, and tried out her debut album Unraveling. She Talking is really catchy and one of my fave songs from that album.

r-8977059-1472613154-2526-jpeg Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty: I haven’t listened to other songs besides Marigold yet. And I love Marigold.

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