Sco lost yet again – but the shareholders at Microsoft are now calling Steve Balmers leadership into question since both he and they are linked this will eventually come to a head and keeping obstructing Novell (who since rolled over and died under the incompetent leadershio of a man called Ron Hovsepian.) means Steve has done a great job with his ‘partner’. Plus with Bilski dodged the question (my blog) but gave advice that using a telephone in a process is not progress – some hope for the retarded us patent lawyers and patent trolls and sco still.
Television wise – being human series two was very good (bbc), caprica sucked, Kings, and Boardwalk empire was amazing – however true blood deviates too much from the books for my liking. Mongrels (bbc) had some interesting moments and i agreed with Stephen Fry about mainstream tv (my blog).
Documentary wise (factual tv) not much i saw however a surprise entry was this welsh as in foreigners [my blog] that held my interest.
A bad year for films, 3d is a waste of time (my blog) but then my boycott of american products because of ‘British Petroleum’ did not help here*. I would recommend a see of metropolis on dvd (my blog) which is German. Not being able to see American films has not been a problem, and the films i have seen have been fun and intelligent.
Brian Maupin deserves cred for taking the piss out of apple owners. The best bad new product name goes to a mouthwash called ‘retardex’ which proves that not all global copyright names work in all countries – bit like the vauxhall no go car although it sounds good in most languages a no go and car - go figure it out.
Politics a good year as things i hated such as id cards died with the coalition. It seems that politics was become slightly reasonable rather than the simple veer from left to right. Probably a bit too idealistic but i will take it.
Girish Kumar deserves a note too and wins the award for being best idiot of 2010, such genius is rarely seen – Thank you ! Disappointment for 2010 was my inability to see or even book tickets for a certain teenage ‘singer’ perform in North Korea. Perhaps that was for the best after all.
Ngurah Alit deserves a note here for his brief marriage to a cow, although im sure the viral spread of the story left a few embarrassed folk in its wake I hope he had fun with his wife before becoming bbq.
Person of the year must be Julian Assange who despite recycling a lot of known stuff like the chinese intercepting microsoft operating systems at source code and well as the unknown stuff who has made the msm look like junkies who only print pr exclusives.
I have to like John Goerzen a debian developer and his tales, i suspect you will too. Congratulations should go to Muck and Brass (my blog) for finally getting an arrest over corrupt dealings in a council.
* if you are going to bash the ‘british’ for american mistakes when ‘bp’ employs a large percentage of americans and hires more us firms where the issue happened then an american boycott works for me too.