Monthly Archives: September 2017

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September 23, 2017

After all the crap it’s been through, how the hell is the Millenium Falcon still flying?

Massages hurt!

I went and got a massage on the weekend, neck, shoulders, and back. Boy did it hurt! I’m still in pain 3 days later. The masseuse said my entire back was one big knot, reckons it will take 3-4 massages before I really feel better for it.

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Ever wondered why you flip your pillow to the cool side when you cannot sleep? Because temperature is key to good sleep!

Moona is a patent-pending smart sleep system that induces and deepens sleep, by smartly adjusting your head and neck temperature throughout the night.

Shut up and take my money!

How to setup a Lightbox Gallery on WordPress.com

I was Googling for an answer on how to use a Lightbox overlay for my photo galleries here on my blog. I nearly upgraded my WordPress.com plan to a business one so that I could install a plugin for a JS / Lightbox type thing…

Turns out, all you need to do is enable the carousel, and the background colour, in Settings / Media, simple as that.

Why do books make terrible movies?

I wonder why it’s so hard to make a movie from a book, or, why do so many book to film adaptations suck?

James Patterson is a fantastic writer, Alex Cross is one of my favourite detective / thriller series, but boy was that Alex Cross movie terrible.

Zoo, another James Patterson book, was a terrible TV show. It barely ressembled the book.

Another author I quite like is Stephen King. His book to movie adaptations are pretty ordinary too, sure there were a couple of good ones, IT, The Shining, The Stand, Misery, but for the most part they weren’t remotely as good as the book.

Why is it so hard to make a good movie from a book? Is it the acting choices, is it that books can be way more descriptive, what is the missing ingredient?

Get sick, then struggle…

I’ve been improving all the time since I had the surgery on my spine. I’ve been meditating every day, feeling good…then I had a gastro bug last Friday and I’ve been feeling so flat, tired, and completely defeated since.

Next week will be a better week.