Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tango Nights

I have been a ballet lover for years and have now seen Tango Nights twice. I am not sure I could see it a third time though. The dance music has an interesting mix of Tango and Argentine Tango but the music isn't blended together nicely, the changes sometimes come as a big surprise. The choreography is very modern and athletic but the females look unsure when doing various lifts, you can see the split second hesitation going into each lift. This makes me slightly nervous while watching the show. That said, if you enjoy modern ballet that isn't all tutus and tights, Tango Nights is well worth the time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Star Trek 11

I loved Star Trek 11. After the bad reviews from some friends I had very low expectations but was pleasantly surprised by the movie. The movie stays true to the original series and I laughed from beginning to end. I am sure you are not supposed to laugh but I did. The special effects are wonderful but the music score was awful.

Live long and prosper!

Monday, June 1, 2009

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

I have been looking through the various online resources available for Python and found Green Tea Press which includes How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python and Python for Software Design. I find the book informative for people who can already program but need to understand the idiosyncrasies of a new language.