New post: Loro https://www.bfoliver.com/film/2019/11/15/loro/
New post: Around the World in 80 Days https://www.bfoliver.com/film/2019/11/13/aroundtheworldin80days/
New post: The Good Liar https://www.bfoliver.com/film/2019/11/09/thegoodliar/
"Thomas Cook only took out insurance for the very largest personal injury claims. For agreed claims below this figure, up to a high aggregate amount, they decided to self-insure through a provision in their accounts. As Thomas Cook has entered into liquidation without ensuring any protection for pending claims, the vast majority of claimants who are not covered by the insurance - including customers who have suffered very serious injuries and loss of life -will be treated as unsecured creditors"
New post: The Aeronauts https://www.bfoliver.com/film/2019/11/03/theaeronauts/
New post: Take 2: The Shining https://www.bfoliver.com/film/2019/10/30/theshining/
This constant blaming of the London fire service annoys me intensely. Just one example:
'Watch manager Michael Dowden - among the first at the scene - had received no training on how the materials used to refurbish Grenfell Tower would behave in a fire'.
The materials used to refurb Grenfell should never have been used in the first place. That should have been the first enquiry
How the feck could the fire service know how these materials would behave in a fire ?
New post: Ingrid Goes West https://www.bfoliver.com/film/2019/10/26/ingridgoeswest/
an actual photo of an army man figurine in someones vagina
so apparently the hashtag was #thingsinyourfannythursday which is so fucking funny hahaha
The Chic 2024 Summer Olympics Logo https://kottke.org/19/10/the-chic-2024-summer-olympics-logo
Wow. This interview with the ex-CTO of @purism makes me really concerned about whether the company will even survive long enough to produce all the phones on back order that people have ordered. Looks like they bit off a lot more than they could chew and it's been hell ever since. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Zlatan-Todoric-Interview
"Users who download and attempt to run LibreOffice on the new macOS Catalina are presented with two options – "Move to bin" or "Cancel"."
Narrative Illustrator Owen Pomery https://kottke.org/19/10/narrative-illustrator-owen-pomery
New post: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon https://www.bfoliver.com/film/2019/10/20/farmageddon/
I run a single-user instance so I follow a lot of people to keep the fedi part of fediverse alive.
Ben's sort of single user mastodon instance.