It looks like the WordPress migration of this site is now complete—old posts have been imported, links have been fixed, and in general things look pretty good.
If you’re reading this in a feed reader, do swing by and check out the new look. It’s a theme called Hemingway. Pretty spiffy, I must say. Black is the new … ehm … black?
In order to migrate the old posts, I had fired up the coffee maker and dusted off my Perl books in anticipation of having to write a script to get the articles out from the Typo database, but bless the heart of whoever wrote the RSS import script for WordPress: Just a matter of generating a massive feed of all posts in the Typo database and then import that feed. Et voila! The process took a while, but as long as it’s the computer doing the hard work and not me, that’s not a problem.
Time to enjoy the rest of the weekend…
Soundtrack: Stream from Groove Salad
Posted Sunday, 05 March, 2006 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.