Four seconds that might have me stop using Ubuntu

Reading about the upcoming Google Chrome OS, I get more and more interested. The current boot up time of four seconds, is a time Google is attempting to decrease. At least to me, this seems like the new era of computers.

The only thing I don’t get is how you need to be online to do almost anything on the computer. I’m online often, but not all the time. I can only hope I got the info wrong.

Finishing Sands of Time

I just finished Prince of Persia: Sands of Time for the second time (the first being right after its release in 2003, and I suppose with loads of help from my brother Tim). It’s simply a perfect game, right in the blend of action and puzzles, light and dark. Whenever it’s too misty and dark you always get to see the light… and the story, and the graphics… just excellent. From what I heard of the sequels, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, they are much gorier and darker, and with more focus on combat and less on clever puzzles… why? The combat in Sands of Time is perfect, never too much or too often. Maybe I will try on of those games, but more likely I will wait for the release of the next game, The Forgotten Sands, in May and buy it together with a Wii or PlayStation 3 (I’ve released I’m suddenly outdated with PS2 and GameCube – damnit).

And the movie seems strange. Why did they change Farah’s name, for one thing?

The Princess and the Frog – the return of Disney

So I saw the latest Disney film, and I was shocked. The Princess and the Frog is no Chicken Little or Treasure Planet. It’s an actual magical experience with characters, plot, music and heart. This is why I fell in love with Disney while growing up – not only joking as with most animated films but actually making a story. Some of my favorite Disney pictures include Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas and The Lion King – all sad stories, all magical, all beautiful films that actually have feelings.

If you are like me – if you feel Disney used to be awesome and then somehow lost it… watch it. You just can’t miss it. It’s not in the class of the 90’s Disney… but not far from it. Definitely the best Disney film in ten years.

edit: And from what I’ve heard the upcoming films Rapunzel (November 24, 2010) and King of the Elves (2012) will follow in a similar base, focusing on plots and fairy tale stories more, and crazy pop references less. Sounds amazing to me.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie

The Prince of Persia, I have always loved those games. I grew up playing Prince of Persia 2 (originally released in 1994) on the family PC, and in 2003 we bought the 3D reinvention The Sands of Time for our PlayStation 2. I picked up the game again yesterday, and I saw just now that they’re making it into a movie to be released in May this year. Looks okay, but pretty cliché… definitely something I’ll have to check out though.

I also realised I have missed out three games in the series released since The Sands of Time, and a fourth one is released around the time of the movie… I really wish I had a new video game console, all the new games being released for XBox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii. I ”only” have a PlayStation 2 and a Nintendo GameCube. But I guess I should consider myself lucky. 🙂

"A new decade, and more importantly a new year", or "My 2010 list"

So being born in 1992 means I just lived my first full decade. It is now 2010, which means I should write a review or something on the last decade.

I will not.

So, what’s about this new year? Lots of amazing stuff to look forward to, so I decided to become a tr00 blogger and release a nice list for 2010.

  • Music
    • Progressive power metal band Kamelot release their ninth (!) album on March 22 and visits Sweden in April.
    • Tobias Sammets metal project Avantasia release two new albums on April 3 – Angel of Babylon and The Wicked Symphony – the sequel to the tale of the Scarecrow.
    • Also symphonic metal act Within Temptation release an album, totally different from their earlier work – more band, less orchestra, heavier, dirtier. Or something along those lines.
    • And Tarja (ex-Nightwish) release her third studio album What Lies Beneath.
    • Speaking of Nightwish, it is rumoured that they finally got permission to release their cover of Michael Nyman’s The Heart Asks Pleasure First. A single/EP, perhaps?
    • And their current singer Anette Olzon is soon finished with her solo debut album. I’m really, really curious and scared.
  • TV
    • Number one: THE RETURN OF FUTURAMA! The fifth season begins on June 10. I AM REALLY EXCITED! Will it be a success or will it blow like Paris Hilton on scary videos?
    • Lost is coming to an end. And I am really wondering how they are supposed to end this. I also wonder how the season premiere will start – the season finale SPOILER ended with the Island being blown up by an H-bomb. SPOILER STOP.
    • Heroes goes on. One of the best shows, still going strong in the fourth season.
    • And The Simpsons begins the 22nd season. Still going strong, but I still find difficulty ranking it as high as everything pre-season eleven.
  • Film
    • Lots of great stuff here as well, but the one I’m looking the most forward to must be Tim Burton’s adaption of Alice in Wonderland. Seems like awesomeness.
    • Harry Potter 7.1. The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released for cinema this summer. Being the best of the novels, I really hope for it being the best of the movies as well. Honestly, the latest one wasn’t good at all.
  • Literature
    • Stephen King is working on two new novels:
      • The Wind Through the Keyhole – the new Dark Tower novel. The Dark Tower is one of my favorite book series ever, no matter the genre. This new book will be telling stories of the lesser characters, and will be set between the fourth and fifth novel (Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla).
      • Doctor Sleep, the sequel of The Shining after a 33 year old gap. According to King: “Danny is now 40 years old and living in upstate New York, where he works as the equivalent of an orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill. Danny’s real job is to visit with patients who are just about to pass on to the other side, and to help them make that journey with the aid of his mysterious powers.”


PS. That was just my longest post title ever. DS.