The Core Dump

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

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Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.

Paul Eldridge

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Saturday, 18 July, 2020

Feline Follies Presents: The Uninvited

We are entertained by feline drama during quarantine.

Thursday, 02 July, 2020

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

―James Baldwin

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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

The master’s tools will never be used to dismantle the master’s house.

Audre Lorde

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Saturday, 21 December, 2019

Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

―Grey’s Law

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Saturday, 28 September, 2019

Impressions moving from an Apple Watch Series 3 to Series 5

Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

—Dwight Eisenhower

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Sunday, 08 September, 2019

Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.

―Marcus Aurelius

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Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Die in a ditch

After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

The big thieves hang the little ones.

―Czech Proverb

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Friday, 31 May, 2019

Book roundup, part 29

A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

―Kenneth Galbraith

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Friday, 22 March, 2019

Book roundup, part 28

Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.

Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Las Vegas trip report

Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?

Monday, 31 December, 2018

Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

Friday, 19 October, 2018

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.

—George Orwell

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Friday, 14 September, 2018

“Cancel everything. You’re going into emergency surgery today”

Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Sunday, 02 September, 2018

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.

Friday, 03 August, 2018

Renewing the nerd card: Installing Ubiquiti UniFi in the house

The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.

Friday, 29 June, 2018

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

—Sir William Osler

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Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Working in the pod mines

What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.

Tuesday, 01 May, 2018

It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he already thinks he knows.

―Epictetus

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Monday, 26 March, 2018

Smell the Foam Finger

Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.

Sunday, 11 March, 2018

Book roundup, part 25

Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.

Saturday, 03 March, 2018

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.

―Anatole France

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Saturday, 03 February, 2018

A report from surveillance cylinder land as we wait for HomePod

Nic reports his experiences so far with voice computing from Amazon and Google and is a bit mystified at the reaction to Apple’s HomePod.

Saturday, 27 January, 2018

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

—Pierre Beaumarchais

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Saturday, 20 January, 2018

iPhone X impressions

After a few weeks of using iPhone X I’m ready to join the congratulatory choir.

Saturday, 30 December, 2017

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.

—Sir Terry Pratchett

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Thursday, 28 December, 2017

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