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
Needing something to read while on a trip, and thinking a lot about monetary issues as of late, I decided to pick up a copy of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It seems the Rich Dad company is releasing a new edition of the book in mass-market paperback format which, for a book like this,… Read more Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What a Difference Life Experience Makes
Egyptian slaves were paid in mead. The wine trade spread Greek (and later Roman) culture throughout the known world. Spirits drove the Age of Exploration, including the slave trade into the New World. Coffee fueled the Age of Reason and revolutionary thought. The tea trade shaped British policy at its height. Coca Cola is arguably the symbol… Read more Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tea, and Coca Cola: A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Saw Act of Valor last night, a film written by the same person who wrote 300 and acted in by real Navy SEALs And yes, that’s the extent of my very flimsy intro. I’m not really a film reviewer, so you should probably go elsewhere for a full rundown, but I think the most accurate review I’ve… Read more Retrospective on “Act of Valor”
After spending 75 hours on a game I might as well tell you my thoughts on it, so here’s a very quick review of Final Fantasy XIII. Synopsis If you’re not at all interested in the nuances, just know that I gave the game a 7 out of 10: stunning graphics, great voice acting, good… Read more Final Fantasy XIII Review
First, this is not a review. It’s a collection of thoughts given my recent experience as an owner of a Motorola Droid. If you want a review, there are a number of excellent ones out there already. This is simply a collection of my thoughts. Take them with a grain of salt. Second, this piece… Read more Verizon’s Motorola Droid: Some Thoughts
Still looking for a new smart phone; haven’t made up my mind. I’ve been keeping an annoyingly close eye on the new Motorola Droid coming out for Verizon, and after reading all the recent reviews I’m more confused than ever.
(Updated on Oct 17th, 2009) The last personal cell phone story on this blog was written over three years ago. We (the wife and I) still have those cell phones, believe it or not, something which is about to change. For the past few months–ever since we moved to Land O’Butter, Florida, really–I’ve been wanting… Read more Smartphone Thoughts: HTC Hero, Palm Pre, Blackberry Tour, Samsung Moment