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Back to the workweek :)
- I cancelled my holidays Mon-Tue to make for a better handoff for my project
- But I do intend to take some time off through the day / work part time
- Let's see if that works :)
- #push pomodoros
today's reviews from the 'backlog'
Movies watched this over the break while 'down bad' with covid winona rider is an absolutely incredibly actor. the movie without her… very forgettable. some wonderful lighting tricks in small spaces
Movies over break, right before leaving for boston again (why am i here) youngish natalie portman role… she was the standout here (just like leon). neon cover really fooled me - this is not a dark, retro futuristic film, but one fife with broken homes and relationship drama. weird love entanglement thing that doesn't really make sense, but the characters are compelling enough when they first connect with one another to carry the plot. fairly fun
y: the last man
comics absolutely wonderful art - i forget how much effort is put into american comic books. as wonderful as the manga time crunch is, longer deadlines produce wonderful, full-color images that i'm sure take forever to produce (monthly timeline > week?). that aside, the story was fairly good - closed off well. some of the details felt contrived, but they were this way to make the plot tight-knit and self-consistent, with constant callbacks in dialogue or otherwise to previous moments in the story. topics of discussion were kind of uncreative, but symptomatic of the theme of the series ("what if all men died?"), exploring exactly what you'd assume would be explored. spy subplots were strange, kind of detracted from the story in the beginning, and ended up leading nowhere. time skips were also incredibly confusing, but make sense in context if you consider waiting a month(s) for the next chapter - though I wish they were better explained? regardless, main characters are genuinely compelling, enough for me to spend lots of time on the series
fear and loathing in las vegas
Movies unlike the book, i really didn't find this story compelling - a bit more of an unelaborated drugfest than anticipated (where was the emotion from the novel?). cute gimmicks like the wide angle lens and the bugeyes, but i didn't find the actors particularly manic or convincing as described in the novel. love the haphazard filming, the stylized colors, the wide angle, close up lens and the paranoid behavior, but i don't think there's any catching up to the book here
symptom vs bug
Programming Languages from jogn regehr a bug can have many symptoms, and many bugs can share the same symptom. often you can patch one symptom of a bug, but the systemic motivation - the bug itself - remains
getting hired brief advice
asking on linkedin
look at recruiters on LinkedIn for positions you're interested in Hi! i hope you're well! I'm x, a y. I saw that you helped z get a job at a and love that you helped them. would love to connect and hear more about what you look for in candidates. thank you!
finding good work
from @lucyguo early career advice (from big founder) work 6-12mo at big name company. get your name up so you can better make it through the process, no different from going to a big name college or something like that. join seed series b startup. email vcs to ask for their top portfolio companies; if they like you and want their company to succeed, they'll have mo problems with this. repeat or start your own company.
Mr. Eduard Bernstein submitted to me a manuscript by Engels of scientific content with the request that I express my opinion as to whether this manuscript should be printed. My opinion is as follows: If this manuscript were to originate from an author of no interest as a historical personality, I would not advise publication; for the content is of no special interest, either from the point of view of modern physics or even for the history of physics. On the other hand, I can imagine that this text would be considered for publication as it forms an interesting contribution toward the illumination of Engels’ intellectual personality.