I use All In One WP Security to secure my WordPress instance. It’s open source and offers a lot of customization. Though I have entertained the thought of running a static website using WP2Static, I very much dig the existence of comments and searching. Though there have been attempts to merge the aforementioned setup while…
CosmicByte Firefly: Mechanical Keyboard on a Budget – First Impressions
Having bought my first mechanical keyboard, it felt apt that I get into the unboxing game but when I noticed that the chaotic packaging containing just the keyboard, an unboxing video would have just been me opening the box.
The Duality of a Popular Content Management System
I have been critical of Wordpress for as long as I can remember for being a bloated bucket of glue. Having heard nightmarish experiences through a friend’s internship stories, it had left a bad taste in my mouth.
Playing The Game
If you have an account with X, you can use that to sign up with Y and Z. Having to remember credentials for one account is easier than three.
When a person signs up for an account, there’s a little checkbox that has be ticked or an agreement to be read in order to complete making the account. Too often it’s ignored. What are the consequences?
List (2011), dir. Hong Sang-soo
The typical nature of a Hong zoom is provocative, with each inspection resulting in a separate personal narrative. In the following shots, a distrust of relatives drives our characters, if not into another country, at least into another place temporarily until the scandalous uncle has turned himself in; hinting slightly at a case similar to…
Mind Game (2004), dir. Masaaki Yuasa
Minuscule, misleading assumptions tease our confused capacity amidst self-doubt, we adopt habits but change very little, only for a point of saturation to illusion a state of betterment. In all truth, it is the same world, yesterday and today, all that has materialized itself is a suspension of disappearing energy. Dreams melt to disappointment and…
Following (1998), dir. Christopher Nolan
Writer-Director Christopher Nolan’s works have ranged from adolescent hormonal epidemics to pure sensory experiences of three-dimensional explanations, but what we have here is a neo-noir experiment that heightens reality in short but effective Danny Boyle-esque adrenaline thrills while delivering stunning results in its tinkering with the medium. The often pondering Bill and his transitions of…
Right Now, Wrong Then (2015), dir Hong Sang-Soo
Windows open, angel outside. Should I be careful or should I be honest? Pretense first, candour later. The first time Hong uses reflections for inquisition wherein the wrong segment, Ham is the only one who looks in the mirror; a stance as of reminiscing how far-flung has his self-deception grown, a manufactured stew of despondency.…
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), dir. Karan Johar
Flowers are overrated. Happiness is over-sought. A removed line from Johar’s screenplay reads “Khushi ka kya hai? Gham ke aas paas hi to bhatakti hai.” Alizeh’s gift to Ayan is a literal bed of thorns, capsizing any tincture of lust or leading attraction in their vessel of hugs, but Ayan, although subconsciously aware of the…