(begin placeholder until I feel witty)So twitter's for bite-sized stuff and my "real" blog is is for longer thoughts. So I guess this is for the medium-sized thoughts.(end placeholder)

Any content that isn't reblogged is 99.9% likely to have been created by me.

22nd September 2014

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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk

A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk by Scott E. Tarbet My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s always tough when people redo Shakespeare.

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk

A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk by Scott E. Tarbet My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s always tough when people redo Shakespeare.

21st September 2014

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Review: The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination

The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination by Wilmar Luna My rating: 2 of 5 stars Disclosure: I got this book for free for review.

Review: The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination

The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination by Wilmar Luna My rating: 2 of 5 stars Disclosure: I got this book for free for review.

20th September 2014

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Charli XCX

Suddenly Charlie XCX seems to be everywhere. In reality she’s been slowly appearing in and writing lots of pop songs for the past few years. But I had no idea who she was or anything. So I was surprised to find I had “What I Like” from her True Romance album on my computer. Must have been one of those MP3s Rolling Stone used to give away weekly.

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20th September 2014

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Review: The Sword & Sorcery Anthology

The Sword & Sorcery Anthology by David G. Hartwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed all the stories but one on here - the one about the pick-lock.

Review: The Sword & Sorcery Anthology

The Sword & Sorcery Anthology by David G. Hartwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed all the stories but one on here - the one about the pick-lock.

19th September 2014

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Review: The Mocking Dead Volume 1

The Mocking Dead Volume 1 by Fred Van Lente My rating: 3 of 5 stars Parodies are hard to do well.

Review: The Mocking Dead Volume 1

The Mocking Dead Volume 1 by Fred Van Lente My rating: 3 of 5 stars Parodies are hard to do well.

18th September 2014

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Reviews: Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker

Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker by Ed Piskor My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is a commentary on the sad state our country has been in since the 70s and 80s when it comes to computer crime.

Reviews: Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker

Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker by Ed Piskor My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is a commentary on the sad state our country has been in since the 70s and 80s when it comes to computer crime.

17th September 2014

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Exploring btrfs for backups Part 4: Weekly Culls and Unit Testing

Exploring btrfs for backups Part 4: Weekly Culls and Unit Testing

Back in August I finally had some time to do some things I’d been wanting to do with my Snap-in-Time btrfs program for a while now. First of all, I finally added the weekly code. So now my snapshots are cleaned up every three days and then every other week. Next on the docket is quarterly cleanups followed up yearly cleanups. Second, the big thing I’d wanted to do for a while now: come up with un…

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11th September 2014

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How did we get here?

How did we get here?

How did we get to the point where certain singing voices are racialized? Everyone I’ve spoken to (and me too) was surprised to discover (a few years ago) that Adelle was not black. Now it’s happening all over again with Meghan Trainor and “All about that Bass”. I’d heard the song at the gym and looked for the music video, when Ms Trainor appeared I was shocked. As was my wife when she walked into…

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11th September 2014

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Scarlett’s Relationship Maps

Scarlett’s Relationship Maps

I don’t know if this is above average, normal, or below average for a 2.5 year old, but the following exchange left me impressed yesterday:

Me: I am married to your mom. So, your maternal grandmother is my mother-in-law. Who is my father-in-law?

Scarlett: Maternal grandfather!

I also heard that while she was in NYC she correctly surmised that my wife’s grandfather was my mother-in-law’s father.

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10th September 2014

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Today’s quote

Today’s quote

A guy in a wheelchair with a hook for a hand is in a bad spot.

-D.D. from work (who is wheelchair bound, but does not have hooks for hands)

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