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2024 #

TV Series: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2024) (3.5)

Great setting and script. The couple is giving me The Good Fight Marissa and Jay vibe, and dramatic in a different way. It’s like a U-turn starting from E06 and a cliche ending we see on Killing Eve.

By the way, I really love the intro logo animation designed by FutureDeluxe, the sound of this opener designed by Zelig Sound, and the new branding of Prime Video designed by Pentagram, so satisfying and clean.

Amazon Prime Video Intro Logo Animation

IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes

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I’m just so curious about how UMG came up with this idea to break up with TikTok if it isn’t some political insider knowledge. There must be something to learn from, for example, how they played with the numbers and sold this illusion to the C-suite.

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引用原文时,为了符合语法等情况,如果原句第一个字母的大小写不适宜,可以再修改后加上方括号表示进行了修改

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Using ∞ to represent eight or “00” is a lazy design.

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微信什么时候推出微信云盘?微信云盘,是一个生存方式。

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I strongly recommend Do the Work by Steven Pressfield to anyone who has many thoughts but only keeps them in a secret list, and then forgets the list.

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Potis.ai wants to help recruiters test candidates’ real skills. So more text-based case prompts and longer answers, less SHL and VI screening probably. 魔法打败魔法, use another gen-AI to generate AI-less contents and again feed it back to a third gen-AI. How much nonsense content are we gonna have in this foreseeable future?

In reply to: https://fanrongbin.com/links

尝试往Guestbook发出webmention(折腾就到此结束吧)

In reply to: https://fanrongbin.com/stream#2024-01-08-add-last-fm-scrobble

如果在这里reply的话……以及测试超过1条response的样式。

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Stream页面加上了Last.fm Scrobble。

In reply to: https://fanrongbin.com/hugo-webmention-bridgy-mastodon

在手机端Mastodon App搜索url,可能会需要一点时间,但整体还可以,在没法用搜索API或其他方式直接在评论者的server调用的情况下,只能这样苟着了哈哈哈。

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在webmention上忙了一个周末,现在好像终于弄得差不多了。明天开始复习下一门考试了。

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好像差不多调试好了 stream 页面自动发出 webmention。

2022 #

Album: Serenade by Sunwoojunga (4.0)

Can you find another all-rounder like Sunwoojunga? A stunning full-length 정규 album shows off her ability from every perspective. “Interview” sets up a cosy but also mixed mood. “Run With Me” soaks everyone in the Korean sentiment with powerful, empathetic strings and vocals.

“Serenade” tells stories wittily and “Multi Player” joins smoothly, starting a much loosen atmosphere which continues to the end. To some extent, the appealing of consistency inevitably leads to similarity until “Superhero” cracks everything open and gives space for lights to come in. The second half of the album is much more dynamic, such as the quirky and experimental “My Birthday Song” as a great example of using synthesisers.

Listeners could sharply grasp the emotions Sunwoojunga would like to convey through her unique and solid vocal skills. Get astonished by “Run With Me” then step by step, track by track, enjoy the singing freedom with her and hold a parade in “Life” and “Invisible Treasure”.

“To Zero” resets everything and “Classic” keeps the pop music form but stylish in every way, signing her name proudly on the album with this brutal end.

Lyrics are so important in this album since Sunwoojunga often starts her creation by writing first. Though for non-Korean speakers it may be difficult to understand the delicate meanings in lyrics, it is also quite interesting to first speculate everything only based on rhythms, melodies and scattered English, and then to check the translation to see whether new ideas were generated. Just try to find some time and listen to it non-stop as if you were wandering around in the amusement park with the artist.

Spotify, Last.fm, YouTube Music, Apple Music (CN)

Album: Ambient 1: Music for Airports by Brian Eno (5.0)

Ahead of its era, “Ambient 1: Music for Airports” does far more than staying in the background of a futuristic airport but for everyone to attach emotions and make the most of it. “1/1” is filled with zen fermatas, carrying notes like waterdrops, doing everything but also nothing to empty your mind. Repetitions might be dreary or tedious for some people, but there are differences in the background to be detected and understood if trying to immerse oneself in. “1/1” is also the most suitable and functional one among the four tracks.

“2/1” unfolds with generous and expansive vocals. Sunlight, but rather intensified, tranquil and remote. It waits and remains, saves time for you to walk into it, to take a sunbath, on your own initiative. Then “1/2” comes in as the stopover to see the piano and vocals blending with each other in detail.

You may get lost in the ambitious synthesiser sounds of “2/2”. It scales up quite suddenly. Even though the former track lasts more than 10 minutes, not much connecting and digesting job has been done. However, concerns could be eased when it plays to the middle, especially for listeners willing to swing with the inner flow, grasping the opportunities to discover layers and depths.

The importance of this album is effortlessly being told by “1/1” standing alone, while “1/2” tells stories of vocal use, frequency and the blanks in between. Both of them are easy to adapt and drift away. “2/1” and “2/2” may be less graspable generally but still have their narrative.

Spotify, Last.fm, YouTube Music, Apple Music (CN)

Album: Long Blue Light by Leif Vollebekk (3.5)

“Long Blue Light” could be in one of your relax playlists, just to sit back and unbend yourself. Great at conveying solitude and casualness with light lyricsim and the end falling apart. It could also be in your road playlist since it is easy to sing along.

“29 #Strafford APTS”, a Bon Iver cover, is much like a statement or a memoir of the artist’s teen age. Instruments are beautifully knited. It is much subtle and melodic with refurbished overdubs if comparison between cover and the original is necessary. But to me it is more like a different flank of a hill, this one tracing back the history but looking forward to a mist-lifted future.

Spotify, Last.fm, YouTube Music, Apple Music (CN)


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