Spent the last couple of days grappling with parsing & updating XML in Perl for my project. I finally got it working but it isn’t particularly memory efficient as it takes in the whole database (5000+ nodes) in one big chunk.

After the ever-rediculus Oscars last night I thought I’d offer my own impartial opinion on the best films of 2004 (as I did last year!). You’ll notice that none of these were even nominated! This list is not definitive as of course I didn’t see all the films last year this represents my own tastes:

Top 5 Films 2004

  1. Kill Bill (Volume 2)
  2. A Tale of Two Sisters
  3. House of Flying Daggers
  4. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  5. Shaun of the Dead

Update – Just noticed that Shi mian mai fu (House of Flying Daggers) was nominated for ‘Best Achievement in Cinematography’, opps.

Notable Mentions

Worst Film 2004

I haven’t watched nearly as many films as I would have liked this year so far due to being busy with other things but I’ve got a lot lined up so watch this space!

Got an opinion? What did you like/hate the most last year?!

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