Book reviews for December 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
The Peripheral by William Gibson

The Peripheral by William Gibson

5/5

William Gibson does time travel with a twist. Gripping and weird and wonderful.

 

JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

4/5

A very quick (and helpful) read....

 

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Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Winter Solstice 2014

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Winter Solstice 2014

Winter starts now in the northern hemisphere, Summer south of the equator. Rendered in Catfood Earth (Windows, Android).​ Now read why mornings will continue to get darker for the next couple of weeks.

(Previously)

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Four Parties

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Washington Post fantasizes about a four party system:

"If we assign members of Congress to political parties based on the spending votes, we end up with four parties. The Liberals bucked the Democratic president to oppose the spending package. The Democrats voted for it. The Republicans followed Boehner and McConnell's lead. The Conservatives didn't."

It's time.

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News: The War Nerd: More proof the US defense industry has nothing to do with defending America

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

News: Prototype Companion Cube, 1980

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015
Prototype Companion Cube, 1980

And I ordered my 80s outfit right before reading this... (posting mainly to test my spanking new Feedly integration)

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Armstrong Redwoods

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Armstrong Redwoods

Armstrong Redwoods

Armstrong Redwoods

Coastal redwoods at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Parson Jones is over 310 feet high, Colonel Armstrong over 1,400 years old.

Hike starts at 38.532406, -123.002853 (Google Earth, Google Maps).

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Salt Point State Park

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Salt Point State Park

Salt Point State Park

Salt Point State Park

Salt Point State Park

Salt Point State Park on the Sonoma coast. Stunning views, plentiful seals and some cool tide pools (although the rocks on the way down are like greased butter). Apparently the sandstone from Salt Point was used to pave San Francisco which goes a long way to explain the state of the streets...

Hike starts at 38.566568, -123.331860 (Google Earth, Google Maps).

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Book reviews for November 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
You're Not Much Use to Anyone by David Shapiro

You're Not Much Use to Anyone by David Shapiro

2/5

Maybe I missed something but a character I didn't particularly care for got a blog which got fairly popular and then ran out of steam. If it wasn't short I don't think I'd have finished it.

 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

4/5

A World War Two yarn of intersecting French and German lives - bit players dragged into the war. Affecting and very well written.

 

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Night sky from Marin Headlands

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Night sky from Marin Headlands

15 second exposure from a NatureBridge night hike last night. Then s'mores!

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