Currently working on a paid project using Django and Python. It's a very interesting web framework that has less restrictions than Drupal and works on a much different mindset. It's lacking on the presentation side though, so some people have actually combined it was CMS to make up for this detriment.
Warning, there are some spoilers in here, so read with caution!!
Just saw Universal Soldier Regeneration and it was surprisingly entertaining. Oh, the plot and acting were terrible. With tons of ridiculous decision making, wooden acting, and the like, but the action, that was tops. The opening car chase is on par with something you'd find in a Bourne film, and most of the fights are a cut above most Hollywood movies in terms of creativity and brutal powow. There were a lot of UFC inspirations in there with the holds, and it worked. I was expecting an awful junker, but it was a nice gem, at least where action is concerned. Jean Claude also reminded me of Old Snake from Metal Gear Solid 4. He's old, he knows it, but don't pass him up as he's still got a bag of tricks and knows how to please the crowds.
I also rewatched District 9. And though I really enjoyed it, I still think it's a tad overrated by most folks clamoring as this big milestone in Science Fiction. The biggest problem for me was the whole ending action sequence with Wikus in the mech. Let's just face it, it was really really cheezy. He's screaming like a nut in what's clearly a soundbooth, and it comes off as ridiculous and over the top. The mech stumbling around as it was getting shot also just screamed bad special effects the whole way through. Christopher Johnson (the smart Prawn) is also running through this hail of gun fire for half a mile towards the ship, and holds this little piece of metal that apparently protects his ass the whole way. Then the epic conclusion has Wikus grabbing a missile mid-flight to save the ship. Come on. Seriously?
Nit picking aside, I really liked the documentary style, and Wikus pulls off the ignorant bastard role perfectly. He had to carry this movie for it to work and he really does so magnificently. He's quirky, he's charismatic, he's unpredictable, and gosh darn it he's fun to watch. My favorite scene with him was when he's there explaining out the popping sound of Prawn eggs being burned with a blowtorch is just like popcorn.
Special mention also has to go towards the Prawn. If you ask me, they're far more interesting creatures than the Navi from Avatar. Way more creative in their design. You can basically figure all you need to know about the Navi in on sentence. They're spiritual, they love the forest, they love their bizarre animals. OK. The Prawn, well, they're multi-layered and really felt like a real race. Heck, they're almost human and in some cases more "humane". All in all, a great film despite everything and I expect great things to come from Neill Blomkamp in the future.
Just make the fight already. It definitely feels to me that the whole drug ploy is just meant to throw Pacquiao off his game with Mayweather up to his usual antics.
Pacquiao isn't completely in the right either though. First, the drug testing goes both ways. Both boxers will be tested. Second, Pacquiao had blood taken from him 14 days before his fight with Hatton, which he dominated, so this really shouldn't be an issue.
I still think the fight will happen though, there's just too much money involved for it not to. And regardless who wins, it looks like it'll be a good one.