The Core Dump

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

[By Nic Lindh on Saturday, 07 March 2015]

The Cars: Let’s Go

It’s amazing how solid The Cars were. So many tight songs.

And never forget: Old styles come back. One day hipsters will have hair like this again.

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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.

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread

A report from surveillance cylinder land as we wait for HomePod

Nic reports his experiences so far with voice computing from Amazon and Google and is a bit mystified at the reaction to Apple’s HomePod.

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them

iPhone X impressions

After a few weeks of using iPhone X I’m ready to join the congratulatory choir.

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it

Smart homes for the wealthy

Nic is interested in smart homes. His contractor let him know how the wealthy are already using them.

Book roundup, part 24

Lots of sci-fi in this installment. Includes Retribution, Boomerang, The Collapsing Empire, All Systems Red, and Ninefox Gambit.

Review: Bosch TV series

A longtime Bosch reader looks at the TV series.