Yes indeed, The Core Dump has wasted Internet resources for one full year now. Hooray!
Here are a couple of things I’ve learned from this year:
Blogging takes a lot more time than you’d think. Especially if you want to produce any kind of quality. So I don’t.
Comment spammers are the spawn of Satan and must be hung up by their nads until dead. Even though it may not actually take that much time per se, having to spend a few minutes every morning to remove their filth from your property accumulates a lot of frustration and rage.
Blogging requires honesty–it can be difficult to draw the line on how much information you really want to put out there, and how much you want Google and the Internet Archive to keep forever. But if you censor yourself too much, there really isn’t that much to say. Trite? Sure. But it’s nevertheless a difficult balancing act.
Going back over old posts can be very interesting in a navel-gazing sort of way. You think more about some things than you think you do. So blogging can be a good way of seeing yourself.
Did I mention that comment spammers are utter evil? Ah, yes, I did.
So a toast to another year of silliness! The Core Dump, here’s mud in yer eye.
**Listening To: ** Stream from Groove Salad
Posted Sunday, 10 October, 2004 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
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.