The Core Dump

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

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 15 March 2004]

RSS making the mainstream

CNN’s Technology section has a nice albeit breezy article about the emergence of news aggregators, aka feed readers, aka news readers, aka RSS readers.

If you happen to be one of the people who have yet to experience the wonders of RSS, and you have single obsessive news consumption vein in your body, do yourself a favor and check out the article, then download the referenced software. It is indeed a major overhaul of how you interact with the web, and 2004 will be known to coming generations as the year RSS broke through into the mainstream.

Over here at The Core Dump, NetNewsWire Lite reigns supreme as the weapon of choice for scouring feeds.

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Book roundup, part 27

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

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

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

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

Book roundup, part 26

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

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.

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism

Working in the pod mines

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

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

Smell the Foam Finger

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

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.