The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 29 January 2004]

Crawling to the cross

Looks like Apple is finally acknowledging the logic board issues plaguing the iBook line. This is good news, as people can stop whining about it on the message boards now.

My iBook is too old to be included in the program, which is a bit of a bummer. I was kind of hoping to get a repair for Wintermute’s intermittent display problem out of it. No such luck.

Music: “See You When You’re 40” by Dido [Opens in iTunes]

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Die in a ditch

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

The big thieves hang the little ones

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.

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

Book roundup, part 28

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

Las Vegas trip report

Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?