G’day all (I say in my non-existent Australian drawl). Today’s post will see me offer up my opinions about the film “The Imitation Game”. I will then discuss some site issues and request your input. Then I will share will you my need to revise my approach to my digital image “The Splendour Cliffs”.
The Imitation Game
As some of you know, I am a computer professional. These days I operate in the realm of IT security and information management. In the past my career has included software engineering, database administration, general IT support, and so on. At university, while studying computing, I learnt about Alan Turing. Turing was a brilliant mathematician and went on to become one of the fathers of modern computing. Among other things he devised a test called the Turing test that is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.
Hence the title of the film – the Imitation Game. This said, the film was mostly about his work decrypting German intelligence codes for the British government during World War II.
My wife chose this film for us. I initially looked at its synopsis and thought that the story of a small group of men in a secret facility trying to break a code would make for a boring screen play. I was wrong once again. It was a very human movie. While the code-breaking plot was fascinating and all, the real emotional energy of the film revolved around Turing’s lack of social graces combined with his homosexuality. In 40s and 50s England neither was particularly acceptable by society.
Interestingly society’s bigotry is emphasised through Turing’s “partner” in the movie: Joan Clarke. Clarke is an intelligent, educated woman thrust out of recognised significance by society due to her gender. In Turing she finds a friend and colleague.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing perfectly. His performance as a human distanced from others was excellent. And Keira Knightley played a wonderfully capable and strong Joan Clarke.
The film has little violence, no swearing, and no sex.
I would give it a 9 out of 10 for story, acting and screenplay.
Issues at Greole
As someone who has studied business (my fourth degree), I realise that I have to monitor the sales of my produce and adjust accordingly. If I assume this site to be my product, then it is not selling well, and I need to do something about it. I just don’t know what. Here is my first year’s stats:
All was going very well to begin with but recently my numbers have dropped. I really need to understand what I am doing wrong now. I have also been informed by some people that they cannot find the like or follow buttons on my site at certain times. I have no explanation for this. So any input on these issues would be appreciated.
Splendour Cliffs revisited
I have come to the conclusion that my approach to creating this image in Blender is not working. I am trying to create and edit everything in one Blender file. This is slow and painful and I often have selection issues. So I have decided to split everything up into separate Blender files for modelling etc and then will have a Blender file for bringing everything together. I have also decided to test making the scene in the Unreal Engine.
Thanks for reading