I usually list items or find articles confined to the number seven, but this list of ten internet reactions to Leonardo DiCaprio losing the Best Actor during the 2014 Academy Awards yesterday was too funny to pass up. Looks like there are a lot talented people in the old twitterverse.
Image from Wikimedia
“7 Reasons to Be Excited that Ellen Degeneres Is Hosting the Oscars“ via Yahoo! Movies
The King’s Speech (2010). Image from Official Website.
We’re in the middle of Oscar Week so now is a good time to post a string of movie related posts. The article below lists seven Best Picture awarded films that you can stream on Netflix. You’re probably thinking there must be more than that on streamable Netflix. I’m thinking that too, but I can’t be bothered to really find out if there is more than that (I’m just trying to figure out what Wall Street has to do with the Oscars).
Here is a basic list from the article:
- All About Eve
- Ordinary People
- The Last Emporer
- Dances With Wolves
- Shakespeare In Love
- The King’s Speech
“7 Oscar Winners You Can Watch on Netflix” via Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Here’s an article that plucked some of most useful smartphone apps in an sea of them. Basic descriptions are below with more information and links in the article.
1. TripIt – Scans your email for tickets and itineraries.
2. QuickOffice – Open, edit and save Microsoft Office documents.
3. Pocket or Instapaper – Reduces blog posts and article to necessary text/images and saves for later.
4. Agenda or Fantastical – A more useful calendar.
5. Google Chrome – Sign in and browse your tabs, favorites and so on that you would normally find on your desktop.
6. Cloudcube – Differentiate between several “cloud” services you might be using.
7. IFTTT (a.k.a If This Then That) – Set up phone to automatically complete action when you do one on your own.
If you ever wondered why you felt the sudden urge to nurture or feed your cat, now you’ll know.
“Go ahead. Spend it all.” Wallet from Zazzle.
I bought a couple of big ticket items last night on Amazon, “The Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection” on Blu-ray and “Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall” on Blu-ray. I thought they were great purchases because I hardly own any films so this would be a good way to start my film collection. Plus most of these films I never watched . And I got them somewhat inexpensively with the Amazon Deal of the Day/Blu-ray Deal of the Week promotions (The Bond Collection is $119.99 until the end of the week, for example).
But now I’m having some minor buyer’s remorse.
First off, I don’t own a Blu-ray player.
Second, I used a credit account with a substantial balance to pay for everything when I could have easily used my checking account. This is what learned from an article from About.com advising when you shouldn’t use a credit card. The next time I’m in an impulse buying mode I have to make sure I satisfy these seven conditions before making a purchase.