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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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?

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.