If you’ve been following this site for a while (a special thanks to the RSS readers who’ve not dumped me from their stream) you’ll have noticed that I recently started posting again. That’s because I finally feel like there’s something that needs to be said, that I want to share, that others might find useful. My… Read more Upcoming Projects: Suicide Run, Wicked Windows, and Health Care Reform
“Cheshire Puss…Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added… Read more If You Just Walk Long Enough
[I]f the question of perfection means wading through hell and back for some minuscule attempt to be better than you already are, because I love what I do, I see nothing wrong in that. I guess that’s what passion is about. — Edrei Zahari of Footsteps in the Mirror, in response to Quality: When Enough… Read more One Bit Better
Barnes and Noble recently sent out an email announcing that they’ve lowered the prices on all the Nook Tablets (including the Nook Color): The 16GB Nook Tablet is now $199, the 8GB Nook Tablet is $179, and the 8GB Nook Color is $149. This is good news for anyone considering a Nook Tablet, but is the price drop… Read more Barnes and Noble Feels the Pressure, Drops Nook Tablet Prices
In Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, Tamim Ansary describes a historical narrative of the world from Islamic eyes, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and its effects on the modern day Middle Eastern socio-political landscape. If you’re reading this review, there’s a good chance your narrative… Read more Review of Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
We are all now being manipulated by corn . . . [The idea of ethanol] is the final triumph of corn over good sense. It is part of corn’s scheme for world domination. And you will see, the amount of corn planted this year will be up dramatically from last year and there’ll be that… Read more So, Masters of Nature?
I spent too much recenlty playing with Barnes and Noble’s latest Nook Tablet. Yeah, I know, I’m late to the party. Before you start reading, let me make something clear: I reviewed the Nook Tablet, not the Nook Color. The Nook Tablet was released in November 2011, and currently retails for $199 $179 for the 8GB… Read more The Nook Tablet: A Reader’s Tablet? A Techie Reader’s Review
…[W]e are alive and that it is gift and privilege, not right. We must earn life once it has been awarded to us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation. — Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing When was the last time you looked at the world around… Read more We Are Alive