This is teh awesome! Posting this from a Scandinavian Airlines flight somewhere over the Atlantic. SAS has equipped all their transatlantic flights with wireless, and by a happy alignment of the stars Andrea fell asleep just as a nice gentleman showed up with a 30 minutes free promo. So there we go.
So, a flight update: A 60 minute line to check in with United followed by a shorter line to get to security check where shoes were removed, laptop taken out of bag, and Andrea almost got lost. As a bonus, my belt buckle got me two strikes in the metal detector, which led to my being taken aside and hand searched. Good times.
Flight on time to Chicago, where we had to switch terminals, which involved a tram ride and having to exit the Secure Area and thus going through yet another Checkpoint Charlie. Shoes off, again. Andrea sailed through the metal detector with her teddy bear. That was a no-no, so teddy got a ride through the scanner.
But Andrea was happy enough. That was teddy’s adventure.
Made the flight to Stockholm just as they started boarding. Whew.
Soundtrack: Jet Engines
Posted Friday, 16 December, 2005 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.