Comet (2014) Movie Review

4/5 ⭐️’s
A weird film that easily became one of my favorites. 

"Comet", starring Justin Long and Emmy Rossum, is about two star-crossed lovers whose relationship blooms and unravels over the course of six years in this mysterious, dazzlingly original romance. When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell (Long) and the quick-witted Kimberly (Rossum), the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges. Sumptuously shot and boasting incredible chemistry between the leads, Comet is a one-of-a-kind cosmic love story. (via IMDB)
Knowing nothing about this film, I watch “Comet” without any expectations. It was Friday night and a friend recommended this film after enjoying a couple glasses of alcohol. We were both sober but she seemed a little hesitant to mention the …

Time To Start Over

A lot of things have changed within the past 2 years. I was hired by a contracting company that works with my local county government as a Systems Analyst. Not entirely what I went to school for, but it beats a 40hr/week retail job(more on this experience later). Plus the pay isn’t too bad. 

Nevertheless, this still brings me to transition from Systems development and analysis to software/web development. I’ve juggled many different languages, frameworks, and structures of code in my coding career. Wither that was from undergrad studies or just studying on my own, and no matter what I tend to always find myself drawn back to software/web development. With that being said, I’ve decided to also use this blog as a means to do some more coding blogging as I make my transition.

When I say I’ve dabbled in a lot, I say that at a means of me juggling more than I should have. I’ve been told many times that it’s better to be a master of one programming language and knowledgeable about others. I’v…

The Galaxy Note is Back

We knew it was coming. Samsung has announced the successor to the twice recalled Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8. I was able to watch the office unveiling on YouTube but I watched The Verge's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 supercut unveiling on YouTube. 

Visually, it looked amazing. From what I've seen, by watching Samsung's past product unveilings, Samsung truly enjoys going above and beyond with their stage design. 

From what I saw in the supercut and across the web, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 looks to be a pretty cool device. Notably, the Note 8 is water resistant, has a duel lens camera for taking better pictures with incredibly selective focus features, and many features when you operate it. Check them out on the Galaxy Note 8 website.
You're going to need that link because just searching "Samsung Galaxy Note 8" doesn't reveal their newly announced smartphone. It actually proves a major testament to Samsung's need to consolidate its long list of products. 

Through His New Company "Essential", You Can See Andy Rubin Still Bleeds "Android" Green

"After watching Andy Rubin's talk on Recode I can really say one thing. I really, really miss Andy Rubin." - Derek Ross

I sat down on my bed, with a Theraflu tea filled Android mug, to watch the live talk with the soon to be retired Walt Mossberg and the man of the hour Andy Rubin. As most of you that are reading this know, Andy Rubin announced his new company "Essential" as well as three new hardware devices. One being what Andy Rubin has loosely called "Essential phone" on stage. Walt practically gave the phone an unofficial/official name live on stage, but I think the interwebs were calling it the "Essential phone" anyway. Me included. 
Nevertheless, Andy went on to dodge Walt's usual prying questions about Android fragmentation, competition, Android version distribution and some of his new phone's secret features. However, what really stuck with me while watching the interview was Mr. Rubin's consistent ideals around open sour…

Games on Android have gotten good... Really Good

I don't play games that often on smartphones. I think the last game I found myself obsessed with was Sky Force Reloaded, which is still a great game. You should go check it out. However, lately  I've been itching for something with a little more graphics intensiveness. Something that makes me forget I'm on a smartphone playing this. Oh, and please don't offer for me to go outside and play Pokemon Go. That game seems to be built mainly for those living in the inner city anyway, which is pretty lame. 
I randomly got a notification a few weeks ago about the new DC Universe Injustice 2 game being released in the Google Play Store. I guess I signed up to be notified about it in the past, it's free and I thought, whatever, I'll give it a try. Plus the trailer looked amazing! 

 I dove in and started playing. Went through the intensive downloading process, and ran through the fighting tutorial. I thought the fighting controls were what you expected from a fighting game o…

Is it time to take a break from the iPhone?

A story inspired by true eventsLet me paint a picture. You bought your first iPhone back in 2013. You were coming from an Android phone that just didn't end up doing it for you then. Let's say it was the Nexus S. You bought the Nexus S because, to you, it looked nice and you didn't have your friends swaying you in either direction. Plus they all had blackberries anyway and no one cared about what kind of phone you had then. The screen was a nice size, it fit in your hand comfortably, and the commercials just made the phone seem so cool. You heard about the iPhone 4S then, but it's price was just too steep and not available with your carrier T-Mobile.

So it's 2013 and you're ready for your new iPhone 4S on T-Mobile. “Android sucks!”, you say, almost every time you see a commercial about one or someone wielding it out of their pocket (to yourself if not in front of them). Your previous Nexus S had the worst battery life, the reception was bad, and after 2 years it…