Showing posts from August, 2015

The problem with LinkedIn

I used to admire LinkedIn. It served a purpose, had a solid business model and meant recruiters could easily find me and contact me. LinkedIn had the amazing advantage of doing three things that could seemed contradictory at first glance but worked in its unique ecosystem:
Provide me with a convenient place to host my resumeAllow me to contact recruiters and peersDo so without being an addictive platform like Facebook or Twitter (my personal opinion)
Basically, the sweet thing about LinkedIn is that you could just create your profile and only log in when absolutely necessary such as when you changed jobs or earned a new qualification. LinkedIn had a definite purpose and everybody was using it the way it was meant to be utilized: as a platform to connect recruiters and prospective candidates and to allow professionals to grow their networks and showcase their skills.

Then, things changed. People started using LinkedIn as a way to get in touch with key executives to sell their products o…

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is out soon

Metal Gear Solid V:The Phantom Pain, one of the most anticipated games of the decade, if not the century, is coming out on September 1. The gaming world is already in a frenzy about the release of the latest instalment of one of the most discussed video games. The fact that Hideo Kojima, the revered creator of the Metal Gear series, has been forced out of Konami and this is their last collaboration is also a factor which has contributed to an even larger buzz around the release of The Phantom Pain.

Reviews of the game have actually already been posted, and all of them have been positive. Of course, this is not very surprising as the Metal Gear franchise is acclaimed for its quality and exceptional plot (albeit with very long cutscenes in the previous title. Many are in fact predicting that the release of the game will cause PlayStation 4 sales to increase as many gamers will want to experience it on the latest console and video game is serious business!

Personally, I'm sticking to…

Movie review: Fantastic Four (2015) - yes folks, it's bad

Comic book adaptations are the rage nowadays. And since they make big money in spite of being fairly crap, studios are releasing numerous movies to create the gigantic Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) so that they can make tons of money. They can then use this money to make even worse movies about superheroes being dumb.

Fantastic Four is the latest such movie to be released in theatres in Mauritius. So how does this new Marvel product fare?

Note: this review contains spoilers.

The good
At around 90 minutes, it's a fairly short movie by today's standards. This is an extremely important positive thing about Fantastic Four as you'll see later on during this review.

The bad
For everybody's convenience and especially mine, I am going to make this into a list. There are so many bad ideas about this new adaptation of Fantastic Four, I'm surprised the studio went ahead with its release.

1. The Fantastic Four team is fairly young - probably to attract young audiences more easil…