Ryan Knopp

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The Road Ahead
September 27, 2020
This book did not age well. I do not recommend it today. It was published in 1995 and Bill Gates try’s to predict the future. The prediction was mostly spot on with computers being the size of your pocket and the internet being a vast place of information. It was a very dry read, which made it kind of difficult to stay focus on it. It kind of reminds me of a college textbook. read more
Updated: September 28, 2020
My Life in France
August 26, 2020
While this book might be a great biography for some people, I just couldn’t get into it. To be honest I’m not much of a cook and don’t like doing it. In the book when she talks about experimenting with certain food items and all I could think was “That sounds so boring”. I think the book was written well and makes me want to go to France. The process of how she made some recipes was interesting, especially when she had to transform them from a French audience to an American audience. read more
Updated: August 25, 2020
I, Tonya
August 22, 2020
Growing up in the Portland Oregon area and at one point living down the street from Tonya Harding I was excited to see a movie about her. Not knowing many details this movie sheds a lot of what happened. Also, it showed how much the media can make things into what they are not. The actor/actresses they used to portray the actual person was spot on. The story was well written, the acting was pretty good, at some points the actors/actresses would break the 4th wall and talk right to you which I felt helped the story. read more
Updated: August 21, 2020
Hamilton
August 4, 2020
This Hamilton performance was recorded and released as a movie and it was wonderful. I wish they will do this more with live performances. I felt like I was there at the theater watching it. This musical talks about the life of Alexander Hamilton and the starting of The United State of America. The music is a mix of R&B, Rap, and some show tunes and was very catchy at times making you kind of dance on the couch. read more
Updated: August 4, 2020
Palm Springs
July 25, 2020
This is a comedy about a couple of characters who relive the same day over and over again. Think Groundhog Day . Nyles (Andy Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) were two wedding guests who ended up in a time loop in which they repeat the same day over and over again. The CGI was lackluster but the comedy by far made up for it. The first half of the movie was pretty good with unique scenarios but the second half was kind of lackluster, it’s like they ran out of ideas. read more
Updated: July 16, 2020
The Stephen King Companion - Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror
July 19, 2020
Being a big Stephen King fan I was hoping for a book that will give me a look into this author’s life. This book does that, it adds a bit more than the book “On Writing” that Stephen King wrote himself. This book talks about his childhood and his inspiration on some of his writings and some of his pitfalls when it came to publishing his first book and movie rights. read more
Updated: July 20, 2020
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
July 4, 2020
This was a fun film to watch and ended the nine-film series on a good note. I felt the storyline was a little lacking but the graphics and fighting were top-notch. The music and sound effects made the whole movie fun to watch. I feel like the people who are criticizing this film were expecting way more than any of the past Star Wars films ever delivered. I was surprised to see Carrie Fisher in the movie since she passed away during the last movie. read more
Updated: July 4, 2020
Using shell script to detect future Hugo articles.
June 20, 2020
You can post date articles in Hugo but those articles won’t show up unless you rebuild the site. This script will detect changes and move them over.
Updated: June 22, 2020
Using shell script to detect GIT changes.
June 16, 2020
Poor man’s version of continous integration using crontab to detect git changes when you are hosting git on a remote server.
Updated: June 15, 2020
The Mandalorian
June 10, 2020
I really like the western theme of this show. The special effects are great and love seeing the old Star Wars environment and themes. I found the series fun to watch and the action sequences were great. The whole series reminded me of the original Star Wars trilogy. The storyline is decent, the episodes seem short but I’m not complaining too much as I feel like most series these days have over hour episodes so it was nice seeing the shorter episodes. read more
Updated: June 15, 2020