My Life in Film (Part 2)

Well, I scored a couple of free tickets to get to see Griff The Invisible yesterday morning. How did I get these tickets? All thanks go to whoever is running the Twitter account @GriffTheFilm. They saw my comments about this being a film about me, and followed me on Twitter.

So what did I think of Ryan Kwanten‘s portrayal of my life? I thought it was excellent, but I’d just like to point out one detail. I don’t have an older brother called Tim.
Other than that, I will not confirm or deny anything else about the accuracy of this film in reference to my life.

I would really recommend going and seeing it. It has a touching plot, well acted, and it’s Australian.

Also one final thing. During the film, you see a building with “Griffiths” (pic of it here on Flickr) written on it. That is definitely related to me, and I should write about both it and why I deserve (or at least need) a “Miles to Griffiths Teas” Enamel Sign.

The film isn’t due to be released until mid March, but I would love to see it again.
Yes, it really was that good.

Scam Artists

I decided to write this post, because of a phone call I had with my Aunt this evening. I'll start by laying all the cards on the table of the situation.

  • My Aunt is on the sunset side of 60, and isn't the greatest with technology (though she can email, etc).
  • She owns a 2 year old MacBook

So, what happened?

Well, it started in the late afternoon, with three phone calls. When my Aunt answered the phone, there was no one on the other end of the line, and then a few seconds later, a recording saying "Thank you for you call".

The fourth call had an Indian sounding man on the line, who started by claiming that the company he worked for was receiving "Error Messages from your Microsoft Computer".

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Movies in 2010 and 2011

As with most of my blog posts, this one begins with the obligatory comment…

Wow, I haven't updated this in a while. I should really do this more often.

So here goes.

Thanks to a friend on twitter, I decided to work out how many films I've watched, both in the last year, and this year.

Now, because I'm coming to the ballgame late, I'm starting with a continually updated list of the films that I've watched this year.

The ongoing list can be found on my Movies Page, and if you want to see what I saw in 2010, check out my list on the Movies 2010 Page.

Also, if you'd like to make any suggestions for Movies that i should watch, drop a line in the comments.

Dear Interwebz

Dear Interwebz,

I don't care if you have an iPad, have fallen in love with your iPad, want to marry and have babies with your iPad…

IT'S JUST A COMPUTER!!!!

And before you say "OOooo… You're just jealous that I have an iPad, and you don't."
No I'm not. I've used one, and DO think it is a really impressive machine.

I don't have an iPad cos I don't need one, want one or afford one.

I'd rather save up and get an iPhone 4GTS (or whatever it's going to be called), because that will be a much more useful tool for me.

Regards,

Griffmiester

My Personal URL Shortener

I've piked on the WordPress plugin (well, it's on the back burner) for the time being, and just doing some other stuff.

One thing I've done is bought a funky new URL to make a shortener out of. So I spent some time on Domai.nr to see what I could find that was short, and still made sense.

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