Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Review of “The Commuter”

 * * * B “The Commuter”, a thriller starring Liam Neeson as ex-policeman Michael MacCauley, is just out on DVD. The kinds of films can be trite, but I found it surprisingly good. Neeson carries it easily, giving a solid … Continue reading

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Review of “Jessica Jones” (season 2)

 * * C Season 2 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix continues her story after the events of “Defenders”. Unlike the second season of Daredevil, Jessica Jones season 2 had a single compelling story arc. The side arc involving Jeri … Continue reading

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Installing a Waterpik PowerSpray Shower Head

I picked up a Waterpik PowerSpray shower head at Costco. They claim it’s easy to install, and it is. All you need is a wrench. I actually used a pair of pliers. First, I took the old head off and … Continue reading

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Oilsands Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

The CBC website has an article claiming Oilsands research could be ‘game changer’ for renewable energy. I’ll summarize the interesting bits. Originally from South Africa, JT Steenkamp is testing out a new type of battery at Shell Canada’s research centre … Continue reading

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Tony Robbins: Mentor, or Misogynist?

The Wrap is covering the controversy over a recent Robbins seminar in Tony Robbins Dragged Over #MeToo Comments. What did he say to draw the media’s ire, and what are people saying about it? “If you use the #MeToo movement … Continue reading

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Windows: Goodbye, McAfee, Hello Avast!

Windows 10 started lagging for me again. Checking the Task Manager, I saw that McAfee Module Core Service was using huge amounts of memory and disk was 100% again (probably due to swapping/thrashing). It is time to remove McAfee. To … Continue reading

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Review of “The Titan”

 * * C The Titan is the latest movie made exclusively for Netflix. It’s a science fiction film set in 2049, in a future where the Earth is failing. A scientist, Prof. Collingwood (Tom Wilkinson), comes up with a reckless … Continue reading

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