It’s Okay to Abandon Things

In this blog post, I’ll share with you my methods for dealing with abandoning books, movies, and personal projects. You see, I have a bit of a perfectionist/completionist streak. That’s worked against me in these areas. I’m able to keep it in check in my work life. When writing code on a deadline, it’s good … Continue reading It’s Okay to Abandon Things

The Recompiler: a feminist hacker magazine

There is a relatively new feminist hacker magazine out called The Recompiler. The first issue is out, with a second on the way. It’s a great magazine that I highly recommend. I bought a subscription before the magazine even existed. I suppose I could invoke some sort of hipsterism and say that last sentence in a … Continue reading The Recompiler: a feminist hacker magazine

“Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves…

“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…

The Tragedy Series, in hardcover

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, … Continue reading The Tragedy Series, in hardcover

Virgin Vices: Cocktails

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 … Continue reading Virgin Vices: Cocktails

My recent comic reads

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?

Your Iron Man Responses

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 … Continue reading Your Iron Man Responses

My favorite book, back in 1983

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 … Continue reading My favorite book, back in 1983

Two great authors and a lecture

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) … Continue reading Two great authors and a lecture