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Java 4-ever

If you are a Java or .NET developer, or just lived through the Sun-Microsoft war, you should find this very amusing. Lots of little touches. There are a few seconds that will not be work appropriate, but overall it’s safe. It’s also in HD, although the embedded player may not show that.

Update: As pointed out in the comments, the original video went private, so here is another in HD. However, the few naughty seconds (no nudity) require you to sign in.

Tarantino’s Top 20

Most people know I’m a huge Tarantino fan. He’s probably the first director to pop in my mind when people ask who my favorite director (or film) is. So it’s really interesting (to me, at least) to hear what he thinks is a great film, especially since his taste is all over the place. In anticipation of Inglorious Basterds, here is Quentin Tarantino listing his favorite 20 films since 1992 – the year he started directing.

Here are links for each film. They are indeed nefarious affiliate links to Amazon, but hey, gotta pay the hosting bills, and at least there won’t be confusion over the films (e.g., you won’t buy Blade with Wesley Snipes thinking it’s a Tarantino fave). And if you’re interested in seeing any of these, send me a message and I’ll be happy to host a viewing at my place. Assuming I actually know you.

Battle Royale
Anything Else – Woody Allen is another favorite of mine, and Christina Ricci is always fabulous.
Boogie Nights
Dazed & Confused – Also in my top 20.
Fight Club
The Host
The Insider – This was good, but for Michael Mann I prefer Heat.
J.S.A. – Joint Security Area
Lost in Translation – One of my favorites, too.
The Matrix – The sequels sucked, but at least the soundtracks were awesome.
Memories of Murder
Supercop (Police Story 3) – I was a huge Jackie Chan film back in college, and this is perhaps his best. The soundtrack is great, too!
Shaun of the Dead – Personally, I prefer Hot Fuzz.
Team America: World Police
Unbreakable – The only disappointment here is that it was supposed to be a trilogy, but instead M. Night Shamalama ding dong pumps out crap like The Village and The Happening. And films that weren’t supposed to be trilogies, like The Matrix, get two lame sequels. So sad…