Fink, cool as it is, has a definite defeatist attitude. After a certain number of source downloads have failed, forcing you to “Retry using another mirror,” “Retry using next mirror set,” and those kinds of things, it goes into what can only be called Defeatist Mode. As soon as a download fails, the default answer becomes “Give up.”
No, I’m not giving up. And I’m not particularly appreciating you making me pick a number instead of just hitting return, or even better to just keep trucking on your own. I want you to sit there till the sun goes super nova and try to download sources without my having to type the mighty number 4, that’s what I want.
I tell you, those computers are getting uppity and lazy, that’s what’s happening.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
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.