Values From List of Lists

Good day! I am approaching the end of my workday. My wife is in the kitchen preparing chocolate frosting for a chocolate cake she baked this morning. We were going to have a piece after lunch, but she was busy and did not get to the frosting.

Yesterday evening my wife and I watched the film No Time To Die which is the last James Bond movie with Daniel Craig. I am a 007 fan. Growing up I read all the novels by Ian Fleming who created the James Bond character. I have watched most of the James Bond  films on opening night. This time I decided to wait for the film to be streamed from home.

Of course, there were a few books by Ian Fleming but there are much more films. In other words, most of the films are not based on the original books.

The last two films with Daniel Craig are Spectre and No Time To Die. I did not like Spectre at all. In my rankings it was the worst James Bond film at the time. After watching the new release, I can say that I did not like it either. I would rank it a small notch above the previous movie.

I have not much to say about Daniel Craig. As an actor he can help the delivery of the script, but that is it. If the story and script are not good, the film will follow. Daniel Craig has grown too old to play the 007 role. This is why No Time To Die was the last James Bond film for him.

The original character of James Bond was not represented in this film. The film was slow and his feelings were out of character. The movie was about 2.75 hours in length. To be honest, towards the end I was checking my watch to estimate how much of the movie was left.

There is a film named Knives Out with Daniel Craig and one of the Bond girls Ana de Armas. My wife and I have watched that film a few times. The plot and delivery by most actors is right on. The same cannot be said about No Time to Die.

If you are a fan of James Bond as I am, you must watch the film and then make up your own mind. The taste in people regarding films is hard to quantify. Many times we watch a movie highly rated and it turns out to be a disaster. Not too many times have we experienced the opposite.

On a side note, I was not able to finish this post yesterday. Will complete it right now. Continue reading “Values From List of Lists”

Matrix Layer Rotation

I am moving along with a project at work. I have completed the first pass. I am now optimizing the code and testing the system as a whole. As soon as I am done will move to replacing a component with a machine learning (ML) model. I am planning on developing the model using Azure. I would like to see if it is better that using OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Will let you know the results later this month.

I decided to give a try to the HackerRank Matrix Layer Rotation challenge. The challenge is rated HARD and worth 80 points. If interested take a look at the requirements. If interested you can read about how I addressed the problem in this post. Continue reading “Matrix Layer Rotation”

Java Collections List

It is a gloomy Tuesday in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It rained last night. It is quite damp. It is a typical fall day in this part of the country. The only difference is that in the past two years the lawns are green instead of being brown. I do not know for sure the cause for the climate change which is a very controversial topic, but for sure something is changing.

I am going to quickly cover some operations with Lists in Java. Will use lists on my next post. I need a refresher given that lately I have been working with C/C++ and after a few weeks (which in this case included a two week holiday) of not working with a programming language I tend to stumble with the syntax. It all gets back after a day or so of concentrating on the specific language. Continue reading “Java Collections List”