Monthly Archives: October 2013

Grass by Sheri Tepper

If you’re up for a good read, put Grass by Sheri Tepper on your to read list immediately. It is a solid, wonderfully written Science Fiction novel, with amazing characters and interesting premise. It is also the book that inspired … Continue reading

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My Unicorns are Different

Remember my Reinventing Fantasy Races series? I haven’t done this in a while, haven’t I? So, lets do it, and lets do it hard. I’ve been focusing on anthropomorphic races in the past, so lets try something different. I’m going … Continue reading

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Programmer’s Keyboard

This summer Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) has designed and helped to release a new mechanical keyboard aimed at programmers. It was intended to be a modern replacement for the venerable, yet beloved Model-M. If you haven’t heard a Model M keyboard, … Continue reading

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Chromebooks and Chromium OS Experience

I am a rather mobile person. Mobile in the sense of technology I can pick up and relocate at a whim. Even though my primary computer is a gaming desktop, a recent hardware failure helped me to realize that I … Continue reading

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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson

Every once in a while I like to pick up SF classics that I have missed in my childhood. A while ago I compiled a list of my personal picks for essential SF novels, but I often find new books … Continue reading

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As you may have heard already, my desktop is back to working condition. I decided to turn my hardware failure into a positive thing and take the time to upgrade my desktop. Not only did it get a new and … Continue reading

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Digital Communications in 2013

I used to be great at email, but as of late I have become absolute rubbish at it. Unless it is work related, I have noticed I have an annoying habit of procrastinating replying to any and all emails. Unless … Continue reading

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You Need Backups

Quick question: is your data backed up? If I walked into your house right now with a garden hose, grabbed your computer and hurled it out the window, how much data would you lose? If it would be any more … Continue reading

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