The Olympics are happening in Torino, and despite my customary indifference to sports, the Olympics always get my attention.
It’s amazing to watch the best athletes in the world, and to see all the incredible things the human body can do. Add in the drama of a life time of dedication and grueling work leading to success or failure in a few tension-filled seconds or minutes and it’s compelling viewing.
As a bonus this time, there’s a new sport on the menu: Snowboard cross. Now that was fun to watch—full-on Mad Max action on boards. The world of skiing definitely needed some post-apocalyptic mayhem on the slopes. Boya!
Soundtrack: Olympics on TV
Posted Sunday, 19 February, 2006 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.