Solo: Let’s Chat About This Trailer

Ah, finally! The ringing of hands can cease. Yes, Disney released a teaser trailer, despite it’s apparent tardiness causing rampant speculation about the movie getting delayed into December. It couldn’t have been that Disney wanted to wait until the biggest TV event of the year, or wanted to avoid taking away from The Last Jedi’s theatre run, or the fact that this movie is literally coming out in half the time that it normally would.

Nope, suckers. You thought wrong. Not only did the teaser trailer come out, but it confirmed that the movie is still coming out in May. Memorial Day to be precise. Alright, now that it’s come out, people are happy, right?

Nope, suckers. This world hates everything new, and loves all of the shitty old things. People have already found plenty of things to hate about this movie from a 2-minute goddamned teaser. Well, I’m here to tell you to chill out. If you love Star Wars, you’ll probably love this movie. If you hated The Last Jedi, you’re an idiot, but you’ll probably enjoy this movie. Why? Well, because it’s got everything you want and more.

Manage Spectre and Meltdown with InSpectre

Spectre and Meltdown may go down in history as two of the most talked about security vulnerabilities in computer history. I say “talked about” because although these vulnerabilities are very serious, we have yet to see any exploits of them. Yet.

The problem is that protecting yourself against these vulnerabilities can be quite complicated and can also severely effect your system’s performance. For that matter, you may get all the required Windows updates, but maybe you missed a bios update. Since there are so many ways these vulnerabilities are being patched, you might miss something.

Enter Security Researcher Steve Gibson to the rescue. Famed for his Spinrite hard drive maintainance and recovery utility, Steve has created a fantastic and free 125 KB utility that not only helps you make sure you’re protected, but also allows you to manage the fixes in the case that you experience huge slowdowns.

[SPOILERS] The Last Jedi: A Theme of Failure

Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues to be hugely controversial. A collected internet of enraged fans still decry the crimes that this movie commits against their collective childhoods, despite being well received by the general populous and every casual fan I’ve asked. But is it good for fans? Is this literally the worst Star Wars ever?

No. Actually, I’m one of the poor few that considers this to be one of the most brilliant Star Wars films we’ve seen yet. Does it have issues? Sure. Is it perfect? No. But this is the first time that we’ve seen a director from the indie film circuit take a turn at Star Wars. And for this reason, this is a very different Star Wars than we’ve seen before.

[SPOILERS] The Last Jedi: A Theme of Balance

I watched The Last Jedi a second time, and I now absolutely love it. Over the coming weeks, I’m going to try to explore a lot of the themes, story elements, character developments, and subversions that got me to change my mind. Due to holidays, family stuff, and work deadlines, they’ll be coming in one article after another. But I wanted to start off with a bang. So this first article is talking about a theory I haven’t seen anyone else talk about: The true theme running through The Last Jedi is one of balance.

Beto O’Rourke Challenges Ted Cruz

So, Alabama almost elected an accused child molester and sexual deviant for their governor. To be honest, I’m actually surprised they didn’t. I don’t exactly understand the “good-ol-boyism” that allows people to believe a wealthy old man’s word over the word of his dozen or so female accusers, but whatever. I won’t go into that here, because it didn’t happen anyway.

Instead, Alabama elected a Democrat to as a governor for the first time in over a decade.