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Random Thoughts LCIX

October 14th, 2009
1) I may be the only person in the world who still types out "http://" before entering a URL in a web browser. 2) In any building with multiple elevator banks, only one of the elevators should stop at the second (or "first", if you're a European) flo… more »

The Gospel of The Rock

September 15th, 2009
I've been reading a bit recently about the early Christian church, inspired (in an odd twist) by my adoption of "eremite" and "cenobite" as alterna-curse-words. If my three year old hears me call some dimwit on the freeway an "eremitic cenobite" and rep… more »

Raising Dust

August 4th, 2009
I just had the damndest idea. What if I bought a long strip of land next to Interstate 5, out where the land is otherwise good for nothing (aside from possibly growing federally subsidized cotton using state subsidized water), paved a nice road running… more »

Review: Matter

July 17th, 2009
Matter by Iain Banks - 7.5/10 I really enjoy Iain Banks novels, and I particularly enjoy his Culture sci-fi novels. He's an awesome writer and conveys a powerful and interesting imagination. I'll recommend his books to anyone interested in interestin… more »

Opening the Floodgates

July 16th, 2009
Just a note: there will follow several book reviews (and a movie review or two); as followers of the blog know, our second child was born May 15. I have thus been a bit busier than usual but have had ample opportunity to sit around and read, and have bu… more »