Thecoredump.org is the place for Niclas Lindh to post whatever interests him.
The name stems from my long fascination with the interface between machines and people and the way we anthropomorphize the machines. For the non-technical reader, a core dump is a copy of the content of a computer’s memory that is written out to disk when certain fatal errors occur. So when applying the term to humans (of which I am one), the term would mean to write down things one knows. Write what you know, as they like to say.
The site is currently running on MovableType, a quite excellent blog system that I picked after spending way too much time trying to make Blosxom behave the way I wanted it to. Not to knock it, Blosxom is really cool in many ways, and has that good guerrilla web publishing feel, but in the end you just get tired of sleeping out in the bush, eating grilled snake, and shaking scorpions from your boots in the morning. So off to the silk sheets and chocolate-on-the-pillow of MovableType I went.
Posted Thursday, 09 October, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.