De-Funes special: Oscar & Hibernatus

I watched these two movies within one week, they share the same director so can end up on the same post. Never trust the maid Edouard Molinaro (1967) This movie is really well-known among De-Funes aficionados, but for some reason I can't remember watching it as a kid. One of the few that slipped past…

Series review: Normal People

Normal People Sally Rooney (2020) It's always fun to watch a piece of fiction that was shot in places you are familiar with. But I definitely wasn't prepared to what I saw. Normal People follows the tumultuous relationship between Irish teenagers Connell and Marianne, at the end of secondary school and as they enter College.…

Coding update: 2D Text Rendering

Making things a lot simpler I've reworked the code for bitmap fonts that I had before. What I had previously was working but in the end was very complicated for no reason. The new font library has the following (limited) features: request any TrueType font installed on the system, with some options (size, italic, bold,…

Movie review: Young Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes vs demonic cupcakes Barry Levinson (1985) Another movie to add to the list of those I've seen many times when I was a kid, and that I haeve rediscovered with pleasure as an adult. In Victorian London, young John Watson enrolls in Brompton Academy boarding school, and meets highly gifted fellow student Sherlock…