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Flykten Från Dubai (2019)

Flykten Från Dubai (2019)

Documentary about a princess who tried to escape from Dubai. It's on a budget but not bad. Not sensational in filmography nor commentary, but definitely one of those stories you need to hear. Well, one of many, though with most you never do. Here you hear it.

Moral of movie: Dubai's not all great. It's a surveillance state. They have strong ties to other countries, and the royal family isn't all benevolent. At least not if you believe this side of the story.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

It's been ten years since the last one, and the first one. A - by my consideration - sub par zombie movie among many, albeit narrated in a new kind of way - the way movies tend to be narrated when Jesse Eisenberg stands for the narration, and main character performance as well.

He's back, in good company of Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone once again, and whereas the drama in the last one was mostly in regard to surviving, and the main character's personal relation, it's now about the relations of... well, everyone else. And him, too, again.

The filmography's creative as usual, probably even more so than with the former, and the story feels refreshingly slow-paced compared to a lot of mainstream movies lately, as if zombie movies are - in a way - the Westerns of modern day.

The only bits I don't really appreciate are the CGI. Some of it's good but most of it really looks fake. I really wish they did better with these movies.

In an age where you'd think the zombie movies have grown old they do manage to reinvent themselves though. The characters have character, the search isn't without entertainment or setting, and when it's all said and done... I think I really enjoyed this one. We get some appreciative character additions along the way too.

Might need to give the first one another shot too. Maybe it really wasn't all bad. It's a different kind of zombie movie. It's playful. It's peaceful. It's grotesque in a different kind of way. It has a Garfield gag at the end too.

Even if they all go hand in hand, it's Zombie Land.

 rated 3.5/5: not bad at all

The Glorious Seven (2019)

The Glorious Seven (2019)

It's another seven story! Another group of brave souls who brave the odds in battle, and batter themselves bloody on the rocks of fate... with a little twist. It's not all good and bad. It's not in the wild west. And it's not all good, either. The gun effects and sounds feel as off as the voices do, sometimes so oddly timed it's almost as if they're dubbed, and though the moral uncertainties are there from the start for the viewer it takes a while for the cast to catch on.

And yet it is by horseback, and it does have action, and a lot of drama, and as the sun embezzles their silhouettes as they ride off into a late dawn... it's not so bad after all. Like a Western in modern times. Like that.

I like the characters too - all seven - specifically Shyanne and the Russian. But the quality... not the most glorious.

 rated 2.5/5: almost not bad

The Outsider (2019)

The Outsider (2019)

The era of Westerns ain't over yet! Seems like Trace Adkins in particular is making waves with them recently, with both this and the recent Badlands, and Danny Trejo's still making short cameos in pretty much all of them. Here too.

In a way it's a shame to see him not get more serious roles, but I believe that's the way he wants it, taking just about everything he can get, and he never was that awesome an actor after all. Just an awesome persona. The right movies need to find him.

As for this: it's not bad. It's drawn out, it's dark, it has all of those things you'd expect of a Western, along with plenty of missed shots and opportunities and a somewhat cliche revenge-driven plot but... that's why we watch them after all. They boil things down to the essentials. The very essence of life and death, and of action movies in general.

I can't complain about anything really, but it doesn't stand out either. It's brutal but good. Some of the blood looks a bit fake. Some of the shots don't take. It's good, but one more among many; not that special after all.

 rated 3/5: not bad

The New Firefox Megabar Again

The Address Bar

So a while back Mozilla introduced this to their browser, and with their most recent release (77) they removed the option to remove this option.

What do? Apparently you can override visual settings by creating your own CSS stylesheet for your browser. The simplified steps:

  1. Download this rules file.
  2. Open up about:support in your browser to find your profile folder, and click the button to go there.
  3. If no folder named chrome exists here: create it, and move the file downloaded above here, renaming it to simply userChrome.css.
  4. If you have a chrome folder already, and a userChrome.css file inside it, simply copy the content from userChrome-ZeroEnlargement.css into the bottom of this file instead.
  5. Finally open up about:config and search for userprof. If this is false, set it to true. If it doesn't exist you can ignore this step.

That's it! The fix should work again.

If you need a bit more in-depth instructions you'll find those via the link above. You can open CSS files with Notepad to preserve the formatting.

That's all.

Lumify

Lumify

Check it out.

One thing though: This word was not invented by a machine learning algorithm. I supplied it. I've now reached out to the mastermind behind said project in the hope that the latter bit of text can be changed to 'invented by an anonymous benefactor, then defined and used by a machine learning algorithm' or similar. For words with human origin.

Also seems I wasn't the first to think of this particular word, giving it a Google. Oh well. It's a cool thing. Potential inspiration source via AI.

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