The Core Dump

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

[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 11 March 2006]

Reprieve from the drought

It’s raining today, the end of 143 days of zero precipitation. Dark skies, drizzling rain, temperature in the 40s … a perfect day for curling up with a book or a laptop.

Hopefully we’ll get enough rain to bring some of the particulates out of the air—Phoenix has had air pollution advisory upon air pollution advisory the last months as the air became ever more stagnant with dust from the parched desert, growing hazier and hazier with each passing day.

Eerily enough, I did wash my car yesterday…

Soundtrack: “Marbles” by Tindersticks itunes

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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.