Monday, October 24, 2005

Saturday Night Movie Fest

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On a Saturday night (I guess it was this 8th) Thilanka, Yajith and I had a movie fest at Yajith's place. It was after sometime all three of us got together. So we had a good time of watching a few movies (not very new ones), do some testings as usual and talking quite a lot.

About the talk, we talked about .... well, quite a lot as I said. We taled what a genius was J.R.R. Tolkien and how nice was Harry Potter series. We talked about Nessus 3 controversy, use of Sleuthkit and Autopsy, Gentoo installation, APT-GET system, etc. More than anything Thila got to knock off Yajith's idea about MPlayer. At last, to our joy Yajith accepted that MPlayer is a really good multimedia player. Anyway Thila had to do a handful of tricks with MPlayer in command line. Not to mention Yajith loves to work in command line. He likes the command line so much, that he opens a console to send click signals to GUI buttons (just joking :-)

Oh, about the movies. Right. First we got to see “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas”. What do you think about that? We think the movie was nice. But the greatest thing about it was Sinbad was done on Linux (Red Hat Enterprice Linux on 64bit Itanium 2, I guess) And our talk went in to other movies also. If some one is interested in learning what are the movies and studios which uses Linux (at least partially) see this rather incomplete list. Wow, this list contains Final Fantasy, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Titanic, etc.

Around dinner we settled to see “the Siege”, starring Denzel Washington. After that we kept fiddling with several Lord of the Rings DVDs and so on. The third movie was one of our favourite animation films. “Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within”. And finally “National Treasure”

Well it was a nice break. And I was really happy to see both of the guys in great form. I almost forgot to mention our discussion about technical projects. If everything goes fine we'll have something to tell you within a few months. Till then all you would hear from our gang may be .... may be.... a movie fest. Clues,....... people, clues..., these were few keywords. XFCE 4, UnionFS, SquashFS, Sleuthkit, Autopsy, Nessus, Nmap, Filesystems, GNU/Linux Kernel 2.6

Well, you can expect to hear more about the Nessus project from me soon. The story should have hit my blog by now. But due to some reasons, I had to postpone the thing. There are quite a few posts waiting in the queue. So as I usually say, stay tuned.