If you felt a great disturbance in the force today, it’s because I spent some quality nerd time switching over to a new server. So yes, the site was in a state of flux for a few minutes, and the entire Internet wept.
Speaking of Joyent, I’m actually starting to feel a little bit guilty about the insane value I’m getting out of my lifetime deal. If I ever run into any of the crew I’ll have to buy them lots of beer to assuage my guilt.
For readers this move really shouldn’t mean anything, except for the site running a bit faster and hopefully with even less downtime than the previous server, which was a total champ.
Posted Saturday, 08 September, 2007 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.