The Core Dump

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

[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 05 March 2006]


It looks like the WordPress migration of this site is now complete—old posts have been imported, links have been fixed, and in general things look pretty good.

If you’re reading this in a feed reader, do swing by and check out the new look. It’s a theme called Hemingway. Pretty spiffy, I must say. Black is the new … ehm … black?

In order to migrate the old posts, I had fired up the coffee maker and dusted off my Perl books in anticipation of having to write a script to get the articles out from the Typo database, but bless the heart of whoever wrote the RSS import script for WordPress: Just a matter of generating a massive feed of all posts in the Typo database and then import that feed. Et voila! The process took a while, but as long as it’s the computer doing the hard work and not me, that’s not a problem.

Time to enjoy the rest of the weekend…

Soundtrack: Stream from Groove Salad

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Enjoy the ten latest posts!

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.