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Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020

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Book reviews for April 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

5/5

Took a while to start because The Secret History is one of my favorite books and I was pretty disappointed by The Little Friend - I can't really even remember it. The Goldfinch on the other hand will stick with me for a long time. It's a book where you inhabit someone else's life so deeply that it's disorienting to finish. Outstanding.

 

Elsie Street, west slope of Bernal Heights

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Elsie Street, west slope of Bernal Heights

If you only buy one house in Bernal Heights this month it should be 94 Elsie Street on the west slope of the hill (I'm not biased, just happened to have lived there for nearly ten years!)

Boris: Make London a National Park!

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Book reviews for March 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday

2/5

Very short. Not as grubby as I was expecting. You'd be better off just reading The Lean Startup.

 

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

5/5

Outstanding WW1 spy/psychological literary thriller.

 

Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson

Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson

3/5

Engaging romp of an alien first contact mission to Earth as experienced by a video game developer.

 

Vernal Equinox 2014

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Vernal Equinox 2014

It's spring time in the northern hemisphere, autumn if your water flows the wrong way down the plughole. Rendered in Catfood Earth.

Commute failing to suck this morning...

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Commute failing to suck this morning...

Presidio Theatre

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Presidio Theatre

Personal Finger Daemon for Windows

Updated on Sunday, September 30, 2018

Did you know that Windows still has a vestigial finger command with just about nothing left to talk to? One of my New Year's resolutions is to bring finger back and unlike the stalled webfinger project I need to make some progress. Here's some C# to run your own personal finger daemon... you just need to create a .plan file in your home directory (haven't done that for a while):

Book reviews for February 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings

Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings

4/5

Epic book about the origins, frequency and long term outlook of life in the universe.

 

Countdown City (The Last Policeman, #2) by Ben H. Winters

Countdown City (The Last Policeman, #2) by Ben H. Winters

4/5

A search for a missing person is the backdrop for watching society start to collapse and the plot begin to thicken in the sequel to The Last Policeman. Here's hoping that the third book will be worth the wait.