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Survey: Do you have an active personal blog? Can you provide a link? Not one of those things where you're trying to earn money from the site, just casual blogging about whatever. I'd especially like to see any long-running blogs.

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Echoing my pinned post from twitter (twitter.com/roytang/status/905): If anyone has any questions about Java, Python, Django, Sql, Javascript/node and general software dev stuff, especially for Pinoys, I'm willing to answer where I can. 15 yrs industry experience :)

Bond film no. 8: Live and Let Die (1973).

Moore feels a lot more "generic white guy" than Connery was. Maybe I just need to get used to him. Young Jane Seymour is here! There's a bayou chase scene here that goes on just a bit too long and had superfluous cop characters. All the voodoo stuff felt weirdly out of place. There's a character named Tee Hee! Most ridiculous villain death so far.

Bond movie no. 7: Diamonds are Forever (1971). Connery's hair starting to go a bit gray in his last appearance. More Blofeld than I'd expected (harhar). Space laser! Plenty O'Toole seemed pointless, there just to die. A lot of cheesy lines from the assassin henchment.

These movies would be a lot shorter if they just shot Bond whenever they caught him. The action scenes in all these old Bond films always feel so jarring compared to modern ones. Limited by the technology of their time I guess.

"The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care." - Hugh MacLeod

New blog post: Book Reviews: Guards! Guards! and Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett roytang.net/2021/04/discworld-

Bond movie no. 6: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Only Lazenby appearance. He was fine, I suppose. Tracy probably best Bond girl so far. I liked the ski scenes more than Thunderball's underwater scenes.

Loose continuity. Was confused by Blofeld not recognizing Bond after they already met in the previous movie. Apparently, the novel order was reversed. Also, did Bond just leave him stuck in a tree assuming he was dead after hunting him relentlessly?

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