“Stories have changed, my dear boy,” the man in the grey suit says, his voice almost imperceptibly sad. “There are no more battles between good and evil, no monsters to slay, no maiden in need of rescue. Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in … Continue reading “Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves…
I have mentioned The Tragedy Series here on the blog several times over the last couple of years and linked to a few specific installments on Facebook. I thought I would give you, dear reader, another whistle regarding the series and its website, considering several related loose threads are converging. All good things must come to an end and, alas, the series has … Continue reading The Tragedy Series, in hardcover
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