Red Riding 1974, 1980, 1983

Friday, September 11, 2009 

I saw Red Riding at the Telluride Film Festival. It is a three part story of a corrupt police force in Yorkshire over three different eras, each marked by murders. As the series goes on, the weight of the unsolved crimes accumulates until it reaches a breaking point in the third, 1983.

Each movie was done by a different director, and the first, 1974, was the best.  It had the strongest story line and the best acting.  Andrew Garfield as a reporter was particularly good.  1980, about the yorkshire ripper, seemed to stand somewhat apart from the trilogy, though it did advance certain aspects of the story of police corruption.  The last, 1983, brought the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion and was certainly a powerful bit of storytelling, but I found it somewhat burdened by flashback references to the earlier movies that proved a little confusing given the complex story line.

The series was well received at Telluride and many people thought it was one of the best in the festival.  I enjoyed it very much, though I was glad I watched the whole series through in one sitting.

Posted at 00:46:40 GMT-0700

Category: FilmsPositiveReviews

Logicmail send via gmail

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 

Tonight probably wasn’t the best night to try to configure logicmail to send via gmail.  I went through every permutation then found out that gmail is flaking out tonight.  Go Cloud Computing.  Brilliant idea to trust your business to the cloud. Anyway, I did get LogicMail to work.  It isn’t the fastest way to get your mail, but it connects via IMAP to my home server to read (never a problem) which means the client is synchronized with Mulberry (running on 3 computers) and Roundcube webmail and whatever else.

I also sync to gmail using procmail on my server to forward selected messages to my gmail account.  Google’s mobile mail clients are great, by gmail does not work as an imap client and so reply/read status doesn’t get updated on my server, which is the canonical reference.  I can remember for a quick reply, but I forget when I’m using my blackberry in some extended way and then when I get to a real client I sometimes double answer, which can be embarrassing…

LogicMail still has problems with certain TLS authentication schemes, which I use on my server, and so I can’t seem to send through my own SMTP, but thankfully gmail lets me send through theirs with the only penalty being the Return-Path: <> header.

I used:
Use Secure Connection: SSL
Port: 465
Authentication: LOGIN
Password: *********
(don't use MDS proxy)

Posted at 23:48:50 GMT-0700

Category: Technology