The Core Dump

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

Cannon Beach, Oregon
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Review: Bosch TV series

A longtime Bosch reader looks at the TV series.

Wednesday, 04 October, 2017

Getting started with podcasting

A concise guide to getting started with podcasting, including equipment, editing, mic technique and hosting.

Sunday, 10 September, 2017

Review: Novels of the Malazan Empire

A worthy inclusion to the Malazan canon and great high fantasy to disappear into in troubled times.

Sunday, 03 September, 2017

"Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.

—W.E.B. Du Bois


Saturday, 26 August, 2017

An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

—Jef Mallett


Sunday, 30 July, 2017

Photos from Pacific Beach

The Lindhs visit Pacific Beach and discover a huge bass system and surfers.

Saturday, 29 July, 2017

Book roundup, part 23

Includes a mea culpa, Hillbilly Elegy, Gulp, The Stars are Legion, and The Kill Society.

Sunday, 16 July, 2017

Putting new gaskets on the Kamado grill

Nic commits putty knife violence on his grill to replace the gaskets.

Tuesday, 02 May, 2017

Wings of Freedom

Remembering the cost of World War II through airplanes.

Monday, 17 April, 2017

The innocent feel guilty, the guilty feel nothing.

Estonian Movie 1944


Saturday, 18 March, 2017

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

—George Jean Nathan


Saturday, 04 March, 2017

The pro market, the nerds, and the vision

Apple’s neglect of the pro market is causing a lot of gnashing of teeth in Apple-nerd circles, but it’s true to Apple’s vision.

Friday, 03 March, 2017

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

—Benjamin Jowett


Saturday, 11 February, 2017

A wet man does not fear rain.

—Russian Proverb


Friday, 03 February, 2017

What to expect when you’re expecting a Hackintosh

There is unrest in the Mac community about Apple’s commitment to the platform. Some are turning their eyes to building a Hackintosh to get the kind of computer Apple doesn’t provide. Here’s what it’s like to run a Hackintosh.

Monday, 09 January, 2017

Book roundup, part 22

Lots of fiction series in this one. Includes Grunt, 1177 B.C., Louder Than Hell, Smarter Faster Better, The Hanging Tree, Death’s End, Chains of Command, and Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?.

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.

—Malcolm Forbes


Monday, 05 September, 2016

Malazan Book of the Fallen

Hey kids, you like epic fantasy? ’Cause I've got some epic fantasy for you.

Monday, 29 August, 2016

The car is going digital and that’s a good thing

Car nerds are dealing with some cognitive dissonance as car technology changes.

Sunday, 21 August, 2016

Review: Kindle Oasis

The Oasis is Amazon’s best e-ink reader to date, but it’s not good enough for the price.

Friday, 05 August, 2016

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