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{ Monthly Archives } September 2013

Tweets from 2013-09-22 to 2013-09-28

Tweets from 2013-09-15 to 2013-09-21 http://t.co/Gvr5vqtLaB 09:59:25, 2013-09-22 Hey @TheDissuader ! Our SF book club read #ARedSunAlsoRises last month. http://t.co/H2EuxxkhpX Thanks for the good read! 06:11:53, 2013-09-23 @gibblertron Altered how I see every MONK ep by pointing out that SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) is Cpt Stottlemeyer #tspod 10:01:10, 2013-09-23 The Podcast […]

Everything’s grim in Broadchurch

Jenny and I finished watching the moving, incredibly dark BBC murder drama Broadchurch last night.  Like AMC’s The Killing, Broadchurch provides an in-depth investigation of a single murder, one that draws together people throughout a small town and cracks open the secrets buried beneath the surface.  With amazing acting from everyone, but particularly good work […]

Tickets for Death

I know where I’ll be October 17th…

At the Simon Winchester reading at Unity Temple. Viz: The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible Please join us for an evening with Simon Winchester discussing his new book, The Men Who United the State: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the […]

Steampunk Snail Men and their Blood Gods

A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder Aidan is a settled churchman in Victorian England who finds himself running away to be a missionary, encouraged in part by his outcast companion Clarissa.  They arrive in the Southern Pacific only to be whisked away to another world filled with grotesque snail-men and horrible squid-people (whom […]

The Podcast Summer

I have a recurring and growing struggle with myself over how to use my “listening time.”  When I’m walking to and from work, or washing dishes, or doing home-improvement projects, I like to listen to things on my iPod. I used to listen to podcasts and audio books in roughly equal numbers.  But lately, I’ve […]

Tweets from 2013-09-15 to 2013-09-21

Facebook likes for sad events: the digital condolence five http://t.co/oyw45eXlFd 02:30:39, 2013-09-15 Too many updates http://t.co/6HezGdCOux 02:50:13, 2013-09-15 Spending time on your blog is fun, but not why you got up early this morning. Get working, lazy man. 02:59:14, 2013-09-15 Pardon the Intrusion: one more test http://t.co/EzpBQSxgNK 03:06:54, 2013-09-15 Tweets from 2013-09-08 to 2013-09-14 http://t.co/kbxQECSfS4 […]

Understanding the sun and how it’s trying to kill us

In a recent XKCD What If article, Randall Monroe mentioned the Carrington Event.  He wrote: In 1859, a massive solar flare and geomagnetic storm hit the Earth. Magnetic storms induce electric currents in wires. Unfortunately for us, by 1859 we had wrapped the Earth in telegraph wires. The storm caused powerful currents in those wires, knocking […]

Quick miscellany

Excited to finish stringing the ethernet in my house.  After years of having spotty reception for Skype from my office, I shelled out for 100′ ethernet cables to run from the cable box (by the tee vee), down into the basement, through the drop ceiling there, up the walls of the stairwell, and to my […]

Dead Man’s Diary and A Taste for Cognac

Just a geek

Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise by Wil Wheaton I don’t read Wil Wheaton’s blog, and I’ve only recently come back into orbit with his work.  It started when I went to w00tstock 2.0 in Chicago a couple years ago.  Then I started […]

When nothing goes out of print, old and new lose much of their meaning (Lessons from The Long Tail)

Two lessons springing from the long tail (the idea that the digital age makes permanent publication of everything more possible). ONE: Shame, public consequences, satire Particularly interesting last week was the flameout of Pax Dickinson, the Chief Technology Officer of Business Insider.  For those who missed the brouhaha I point you to the summary at […]

Tweets from 2013-09-08 to 2013-09-14

Tweets from 2013-09-01 to 2013-09-07 http://t.co/GWDNjizWLE 09:59:56, 2013-09-08 What a lovely little comic this weekend on #SMBC. http://t.co/mf6hhb4fxl 02:28:32, 2013-09-09 Middle aged biker on the train eating a blue ICE FREEZE on the El at 8:16 this morning. It's gonna be a hot one. 05:17:20, 2013-09-09 Tired of Waiting to Enjoy the book http://t.co/iTHR07yZuZ 10:29:43, […]

Pardon the Intrusion: one more test

So my last test failed, in that my posts are still showing up twice on my Facebook feed.  But I figured out why. Before Jetpack was installed, I had used TwitterTools to post my blog posts on Twitter.  At some point Twitter Tools updated so that it used “Social” to post to Twitter. Of course, […]

Too many updates

Jenny mentioned, the other day, that all of my posts appear twice in my Facebook timeline.  Blast!  The only thing worse than not publicizing yourself across media is WAY OVERDOING IT.  Looks like I’m guilty of the latter. I discovered that I had two social plugins operating on my blog, and was double-posting to all […]