· May 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm
Maggie and have watched too many episodes of The Office and I ate too much pizza and too many Hot Tamales. Well, I don’t know if anyone can have too many Hot Tamales. 🤔
· May 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm
One big surprise was the total overhaul of Android’s emoji. Nearly every emoji has been redrawn in a new style, and all of the yellow “blob” face designs are gone. The new emoji all get better 3D shading and generally end up with a design a lot closer to what you’d get on iOS. We have dutifully chronicled every new emoji in the gallery above.
I still think Apple’s are the best. The ones above look like they were done by teenagers and that’s pretty much doing that age group a disservice. Still better than the gumdrops for Preview 1 though.
Have a look at the current Face Blowing a Kiss emoji comparison for the various tech giants.
I cringe every time I use Facebook Messenger and see their emoji set in action. It’s horrible. They don’t even look round to me with that quarter moon orange shadow. And then the Firefox set remind me of babies.
Ya, I know…everybody’s a critic.
· May 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm
It took Ridley Scott 35 years, but the sci-fi filmmaking legend finally got to make his version of Aliens. All it took to get there was a decades-long dwindling of the series, a kind-of-but-not-exactly reboot in the form of 2012’s Prometheus, and a five-year cloud of confusion for series fans. Maybe that was Scott’s game plan all along!
At any rate, now we have Alien Covenant, and it’s probably as much of a James Cameron-styled film as we may ever get out of Scott. But that makes Covenant sound more accessible than it really is. If you’re a longtime series fan and have grown into either an apologist or a hater, you’re going to love this sequel’s adherence to Alien film lore, its zillions of answers, and its return to terror sequences chock full of gooey, murderous xenomorphs.
If you’re just looking for some solid sci-fi, on the other hand, you may find yourself adrift. This movie is only going to work if you at least have a clue about what happened in Prometheus—even though Alien Covenant is a completely different kind of film.
I think most people going will have a clue.
· May 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm
UPS guy was in the stall using his handheld tracking thing. I heard the clicks and beeps and the occasional grunt.
I really wanted to ask him if he could look up a package for me but I figured he had his hands full.
#meanwhile #ups #publicrestroom