A few days ago I wrote about our budding Picasso scribbling on the TV screen. I was at the time very relieved that she hadn’t gotten to Wintermute, my laptop.
Coming home last night, that little piece of relief was shattered. I now have crayon marks on my laptop screen. Argh. It’s only one stroke, but it’s there. Am now experiencing intense fear at attempting to remove said crayon stroke. Can’t use Windex, as it’ll do Bad Things to the LCD. Am afraid of using something without ammonia or alcohol, as it may just make the crayon streak over the screen. I’d much rather have a discrete crayon stroke than a big green smudge over a part of the screen. Alas, poor Wintermute…
Music: Theme From “To Kill A Dead Man” by Portishead
Posted Thursday, 13 November, 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.