wordpress vienna meetup
I recently managed to visit Vienna’s WordPress meetup for the first time since its launch a couple months ago. It wasn’t my first WordPress meetup ever, since I had already attended two meetups in Greece a few years ago — which in one I even presented, so the experience overall was familiar.
The WordPress meetup takes place once a month in Sektor5. It’s organised by the WordPress community and is free to attend. There are several presentations in every event — WordPress (of course) and web development related ones and everyone can suggest a topic for the next’s month meetup. At the end, there’s always time left for networking and hanging out with friends, discussing all things related to technology, web, and software.
WordPress is an open-source blogging framework with more than 22% of all new websites running it. Its true power though was always the community — whether in Vienna, Austria or in Sao Paūlo in Brazil or Thessaloniki, Greece, WordPress proudly boasts a strong, vibrant, supportive community. A community that provides great support, additional software features (like themes and plugins) for free and always tries to make WordPress even more popular.
"WordCamps" an other term for WordPress meetups are a great place to meet and socialise with people if one’s interested in the Internet, web development, web design, blogging, communities, open source and FLOSS software, and programming. An all-round geek, one could say. The conversation is always interesting, the knowledge shared valuable, and the people great.
man of steel (review, spoilers)
i just came back home after watching man of steel and i’ve got to tell you: it was amazing.
aside the comic inconsistencies (which i didn’t focus on in the first place; more on that later) and some minor screenplay loopholes, man of steel was simply put great. an exquisite way to revive such a franchise.
man of steel focused much more in the human side of kal-el, aka clark kent, aka superman. and in a sense it was liberating. explaining how clark grew up, and how he evolved to where he is right now — the mental path of his journey to find who he is and where he’s from with the help from his two dads only to end between the choice of earth v krypton. a lifelong journey of an outcast yearning to understand himself, his people, bound with the tragedy that after getting to know his past he has to eliminate — kill all his fellow people in order to save earth — his new home. and as superman said “krypton had his chance.” the choice, although difficult, was made.
because of this pivotal to the film examination towards superman’s character the comic inconsistencies deem not worthy of discussion. of course there would be some however one would adapt superman to a movie. but as long as the general idea was safely preserved then superman had to evolve as a motion picture character in a true nolan-esque level. and he did.
on a final note, man of steel also left many connotations to america itself — its values, people, the old glory. i think there could be more similar references or instances where one could draw inspiration from. somehow the film leaves the audience with a ‘want-more’ effect both for these very ideas and its photography with this theme.
overall, i really liked the focus on superman’s human side — being the best of both worlds — and his inner quest that was externalized and materialized in such way. i only hope for a franchise at least as good as batman’s.
people are afraid of what they don’t understand.
“Calling the overall human experience “poignant,” “thought-provoking,” and a “complete tour de force,” film critic Roger Ebert praised existence Thursday as “an audacious and thrilling triumph.” “While not without its flaws, life, from birth to death, is a masterwork, and an uplifting journey that both touches the heart and challenges the mind,” said Ebert, adding that while the totality of all humankind is sometimes “a mess in places,” it strives to be a magnum opus and, according to Ebert, largely succeeds at this goal. “At times brutally sad, yet surprisingly funny, and always completely honest, I wholeheartedly recommend existence. If you haven’t experienced it yet, then what are you waiting for? It is not to be missed.” Ebert later said that while human existence’s running time was “a little on the long side,” it could have gone on much, much longer and he would have been perfectly happy.”
I can’t think of a better way to describe life. Thank you.