But Ragnarok’s not quite the end of everything. It’s more of a reboot, with a...– Greg van Eekhout describing some of the ideas in his book Norse Code
Observations of Driving in India [The India Trip -...
Horn honking is a vital driving skill. Lanes are more like guidelines rather than rules. A motorcycle is a family conveyance. On the drive from the airport alone, I spotted several motorcycles burdened with families of four and even one with a family of five. The bigger the vehicle the more right of way it possesses. Buses rule the road. Women do not seem to drive the motorcycles or...
Some General Trip Notes [The India Trip - 3 of 6]
Whilst on the Air India flight inbound, I asked for water with my meal. The attendant asked if I’d like ice. I said please, so he plopped in a single cube. That would prove the last ice I’d consume for a month. Emerging outside the terminal at the New Delhi airport, we had to navigate our pulled luggage around a steaming pile of cow shit. We drove past the likely source of the...
Why a Nerd Travels to India [The India Trip - 1 of...
Watching Slumdog Millionaire recently on DVD dredged up memories of my trip to India … Back in 2004, my buddy and I convinced our respective employers to send us to New Delhi to attend a certification boot camp. The particular training plan I chose allowed me to earn both the MCSE and the CCNA in just 26 class days. I also opted for the one-on-one instructor upgrade. The overall cost of...
I forgot to note another nice feature of the new office: it’s not far from my house. How close? Well, my watch said it was 7:48 when I started putting on my shoes and socks this morning. Another glance at my watch when I arrived at work showed it was 7:51:58.
No, I’m not worried about the robot apocalypse, à la The Matrix. I’m...– John Scalzi Future Trek-nology I Can Live Without
Um, What Happened to Theme Garden?
While the new Tumblr Directory looks interesting, it seems to have come at the expense of the Theme Garden. Or at least I no longer see a link to it. Does this mean that something new and improved is in the pipeline for themes?
Life goes by so fast. You only do what you think is right. Close your eyes and...– Social Distortion “Story of My Life” from Social Distortion
Tomorrow signals the kick off of our move to a new office building. My weekend will be filled with shlepping servers and workstations over there and setting them up. At least I get overtime. My new digs in the building have two nice new features. The first is that the servers will get their own room. No longer will I be sharing my office space with their noisy fans. The second is that my office...
Movie Recap for the First Third of 2009
Things started off slowly with only three movies during the first three months. I cannot tell if it was the theater not bringing in movies or if there just weren’t any worthwhile movies to be had. Fortunately, things picked up in April. Punisher: War Zone — a quickly-forgettable violence-fest. I wasn’t expecting more, so I was not all that disappointed. The 2004 Punisher movie...
Orphans of Chaos, Fugitives of Chaos, and Titans of Chaos by John C. Wright — For my tastes, the series was over seasoned with complex existential esoterica and characters with myriad names. The Flaxen Femme Fatale by John Zakour — Like the other books in this series, no deep thinking was required. Still it was good escapist fun, especially if you enjoy the blending of science fiction with a...