The Core Dump

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

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 13 March 2007]

My mighty, mighty navel

Nic discovers Twitter.

Twitter Logo

After a nudge from Joe, I decided to give Twitter a shot. Twitter, of course, is the current darling of the nerdosphere, where you can post short “what you are doing” messages and then see what others are saying that they’re doing.


To be honest, I don’t get it either. But it is amusing in a weird sort of way.

I’ve added a link to my Twitter page on the sidebar.

If you roll on a Mac, the best way to Twitter is to use Twitterrific, a free little app that puts your Twitter-stream on your desktop. Looks pretty nice, too.

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Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing

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?