Thursday, January 30, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
An epic story of love and betrayal, set during a formative period in British history, from the twilight years of the Edwardian era to the end of World War I. Based on the quartet of novels by Ford Madox Ford, this five-part miniseries was adapted for the screen by Tom Stoppard. BBC delivers with beautiful costumes and settings and “Sherlock” fans will adore seeing Benedict Cumberbatch in a different role.
Due to his old-school style, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in a poor, rural coal-mining town in Eastern Kentucky. Lawman Givens is a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who never gives an inch. Based on a novella, “Fire in the Hole,” by Elmore Leonard.
The 1971 granddaddy of Downton Abby. One of the first of episodic PBS TV series that went viral due to its riveting plot lines and engaging characters. Production values were initially crude, but no one knew any better. The story of life in the home of British aristocrats and their servants holds up today (and in my opinion, develops more deeply than Downton.)
A Netflix original series now on DVD. Frank Underwood is a cunning career politician. Zoe Barnes is an ambitious young journalist. Together, they forge a partnership that trades powerful secrets for political access, and so much more. This story of inside-the-beltway political evil and intrigue will hook you.
This HBO original series takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable news program at the fictional ACN Network, highlighting the on and off camera lives of its acerbic anchor, a new executive producer, and their newsroom staff. Critics have loved it or hated it.
In this British import set in London in 1956, the BBC has just launched “The Hour,” a topical news program. At the heart of the show are three contrasting journalists: enigmatic producer Bel Rowley, a spirited woman in a man’s world; her best friend, Freddie Lyon, a brilliant and passionate reporter; and charming, well-connected front man Hector Madden. As Freddie moves to cover a significant but controversial story, the trio becomes entangled in an intense interplay of politics, ambition and romance, all ignited by a mysterious murder and chilling conspiracy.
A modern-day mockumentary that looks at the exciting world of local government. The series examines the mundane but necessary ways that people interact with their government, and asks why it’s frequently so complicated — standing in line at the DMV, applying for home construction permits, or trying to get the city to fix a pothole. Check out the librarian!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Playing "catch up!" I've got about 6 things left to do and I really hoped that I would be able to just whip through them while watching the Eagles play the Jets. Not so fast there...lke most of the 23 things, this takes time and thought. The Wiki lessons and sandbox are very timely. I hope we can get a wiki started to post stories about the recent successful Chesapeake City grand opening. Changing the context of my thinking about wikis for collaboration rather than information makes me begin to see all the possibilities.
I love the online applications. Google calendar is great for sharing. We're using a shared calendar among the admin staff for meetings, etc. It seems secure, interactive and goes around Mr. Gates' Outlook. Shared information wants to be on the web, not on the device. That's a lightbulb thought.
Google Docs looks pretty useful too. I'm a two laptop user so the possibilities for access to docs from wherever is useful. I'll attempt to upload this to my blog. And it works!
Monday, October 8, 2007
But this exercise demonstrates how wikis might be ideal for Mike’s idea and for intra net type staff information and collaboration and I especially loved the book lover’s wiki at Princeton public. Now just to figure out how to get started…