Cannon Beach, Oregon
Cannon Beach, Oregon

The Core Dump

The Core Dump is the personal blog of Nic Lindh, a Swedish-American pixel-pusher living in Phoenix, Arizona.

Welcome to Nic’s Core Dump. Enjoy.

It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.

―Jonathan Swift

Tuesday, 02 May, 2023

Electric cars are fun, dammit

Let’s talk about how fun it is to have a go-cart people mover.

Friday, 10 March, 2023
Saturday, 04 February, 2023

Book roundup, part 34

We pour one out for The Expanse and Sandman Slim, and we raise our glasses for a sequel to Malazan. Also, an extra-bleak Holocaust tour and a discussion of how cults control their members through language. Includes Cultish, Nein, Nein, Nein, Driven, Happy-go-Lucky, The Nineties, Fargo Rock City, The Scholast in the Low Water Kingdom, King Bullet, The God is Not Willing, and Leviathan Falls.

Sunday, 30 October, 2022

Book roundup, part 33

Why your body hurts, lots of politics, and some truly demented grimdark fantasy in this installment. Includes Reign of Terror, Evolution Gone Wrong, The Cruelty is the Point, How to be a Liberal, The Splendid and the Vile, Deep Work, A Desolation Called Peace, Black Stone Heart, and She Dreams in Blood.

Monday, 06 September, 2021

Watching M*A*S*H in a pandemic

You never know how a creative expression will affect you.

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021

Book roundup, part 32

Includes Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), Pappyland, Backstory, and Medallion Status.

Saturday, 20 February, 2021

Hummingbird Dog Fight

Hummingbirds fighting for dominance in a Phoenix backyard.

Saturday, 09 January, 2021
Friday, 01 January, 2021

Learning English from the TV

Alex Trebek was one of the people who welcomed Nic to America, many years ago.

Thursday, 26 November, 2020
Thursday, 22 October, 2020
Sunday, 27 September, 2020
Sunday, 27 September, 2020

Book roundup, part 31

Some very good history, some very strange novels and some slick space opera. Includes Enemy of all Mankind, A Very Punchable Face, Confederates in the Attic,Ballistic Kiss, Harrow the Ninth, The Library at Mount Char, Children of Time, The Last Emperox, and Cage of Souls.

Sunday, 20 September, 2020
Saturday, 18 July, 2020

Feline Follies Presents: The Uninvited

We are entertained by feline drama during quarantine.

Thursday, 02 July, 2020
Friday, 12 June, 2020

Book roundup, part 30

Back once again with the sci-fi and general calamity. Includes The End is Always Near, Eat the Apple, A Memory Called Empire,Gideon the Ninth, Infinite Detail, Permafrost, Fallen, and The October Man.

Monday, 20 January, 2020
Saturday, 21 December, 2019
Saturday, 28 September, 2019

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