A few weeks ago, based on a Boing-Boing review, I picked up a book called Kiddie Cocktails. This is a book of cocktail recipes containing exclusively virgin cocktails. I got it because I sometimes get a little tired of fizzy water from the Soda Stream, even if I have five different kinds of bitters to give it a little flavor. And I totally love the color … Continue reading Virgin Vices: Cocktails
Yesterday I asked about Iron Man comics and stated that I like the new Hawkeye, but that I had previously never gotten into “superhero” style comics. So which comics do I like?
I don’t really consider myself a comic book person, but I do have occasional stretches where I will get into comics for a few weeks before dropping back out of them for months. Recently, I picked up a copy of the new Hawkeye series by Matt Fraction. In fact, I picked up the first issue on Comixology to try it out and … Continue reading Your Iron Man Responses
Inspired by the book “Gödel, Escher, Bach,” I designed a 3D-printable monogram cube that you can customize with your own initials.
While rewatching Super 8 the other night — a monster-movie film about kids making a monster movie, with a feel very similar to Goonies — I remembered a book I had back in 1983 or 1984. Although I had not thought of it in years, the title, “Lights! Camera! Scream!”, and the cover art centered around a cylon-like robot clicked into mental focus … Continue reading My favorite book, back in 1983
Since getting the Kindle a few years ago, the amount of time I devote to reading has skyrocketed. In that time, I have read a lot of great stuff, a few horrible things, and reacquainted myself, through rereading, to familiar yet forgotten works. In that time, a couple of new (at least, new to me) authors and texts rose to the … Continue reading Two great authors and a lecture
The more I stare at the spines of the books resting, untouched for years, on my wall of shelving, the more I realize I may never open them again. As more and more of them become available on iDevices and eReaders, I tend to reacquire the titles in digital format. Part of me is sad about this. Leather(-like) bindings, … Continue reading Spines
This is just a quick note to point folks to the 1.1 update of WikiPub. This is an incremental update that adds two options: By default, the WikiLeaks cables are split apart into separate ebooks, one per year, instead of one monolithic book. The size of the single book made some readers sluggish. There’s an option … Continue reading WikiPub 1.1
I have seen plenty of “iPad Moleskine hacks” out there that all boil down to attacking a Moleskine with an X-Acto blade and inserting your iPad inside, rendering the Moleskine’s quality as being a blank book useless. The DODOcase is a professionally made iPad case that has perfected the Moleskine-like look. I really like the style of the DODOcase, … Continue reading My reverse iPad/Moleskine hack
As a kid, I never got into comic books all that much. I suspect that the only comics I ever read were the free Whiz Kids comics from Radio Shack. Seriously. When the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie was on the horizon, I picked up the graphic novel upon which it was based. I love Victorian scifi as well as steampunk … Continue reading The Twitterverse answers my comic book question