Movie: The Neverending Story

Amazingly enough, I’ve never seen this movie before. So  it’s about time I saw it!

This movie is more of the classic fairy tale caliber, where the story is more important than the special effects. The special effects are not lacking; They’re actually quite fullfilling. You don’t realize they’re special effects because they fit in so nicely with everything; and that leaves a better impression in the end.

I’m not going to go into details on the contents of the movie, but I must say that the times the acting and arc wasn’t the best, the music definitely made up for it.

I’d recommend this movie to anyone who like (or used to like) fairy tales. If you by some crazy fluke of the space time continuum didn’t see this movie yet, you definitely should. You’re in for quite the trait.

PS: Don’t watch the trailer. Trailers always give away the good bits; And half the fun is not knowing what’s going to happen!

Password Tips

After having read many articles with password tips, I’ve come to the conclusion that painfully few are aware of the painfully obvious.

So here goes!
First order of business: Forget about the password, start thinking of the pass phrase. Like it or not, a short sentence can easily be more secure than a complex password. Example 1: Randomly generated password: “Tda,%Bn&x+in”. This has an entropy of 12 upper/lower-case characters, numbers and special signs. It’s also pretty much impossible to remember.
Example 2: “I huggled an owl while sitting in a tree!” has an entropy of 41 lower/upper-case characters and special signs.

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Sunday with Demoder

This week has been a blast!

Diet & Exercise

Diet’s holding up great! Keeping it at about 150g carbs per day, and keeping sugar alcohols to a minimum. Weight is holding stable. I’ve picked up the habit of walking the dogs at least once per day again. They really enjoy that; And I get some exercise as well.


There’s lots of great weather here lately, sunny with some clouds, not much rain at all. I’ve been enjoying myself outdoors, bathing in the sun. It’s almost incredible how much good weather can help when you’re in a bad mood!


I’ve taken only one photo this week, and it was more like a snapshot.

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Is the glass half full or half empty?

There’s a glass on the table. 50% of its total volume is filled with water. Is this glass half-full or half-empty?

I think: If water is still being added to the glass, it’s half full. Otherwise, the process of damping will make sure the water content in the glass will decrease, thus be half empty.The question has, in my opinion, hereby lost its philosophical use, as it’s completely solvable if you just consider the laws of physics.

Online Poking

I randomly poke people I know, on the internet, from time to time. Some times I want to talk with them, other times I do it just for the sake of doing it. Some people think I have some special interest in them when I do this, others think  I *must* have a reason.. Because nobody does anything without a reason, right?

If you’re one of those that need a reason for everything, think of it as this: I recognize you exist.