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Book review: Ghost Town Living: Mining for Purpose and Chasing Dreams at the Edge of Death Valley, by Brent Underwood

posted: April 13, 2024

tl;dr: Fans of the YouTube channel will enjoy the stories, revelations, and confessions in this book...

Performance review: George Thorogood and the Destroyers at WestWorld of Scottsdale, April 5, 2024

posted: April 6, 2024

tl;dr: Definitely still rocking after fifty years...

Forty year lookback at my Commodore 64, part two

posted: March 23, 2024

tl;dr: What I did with my Commodore 64...

Forty year lookback at my Commodore 64, part one

posted: March 23, 2024

tl;dr: I have a hard time remembering my second computer, but I will never forget my first...

In praise of landfills

posted: March 16, 2024

tl;dr: If you don’t like landfills, try living without them...

Book review: The Wuhan Cover-Up: And the Terrifying Bioweapons Arms Race, by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

posted: March 10, 2024

tl;dr: A detailed look at the U.S.’s bioweapons programs and how they led to the COVID-19 pandemic...

The smartphone will help you rent your home now

posted: February 18, 2024

tl;dr: With some prep and perseverance, you can rent a home with your phone...

The perfect number of resources

posted: February 11, 2024

tl;dr: Zero, one, and infinity are the only perfect numbers for resources...

Avoiding overkill

posted: January 30, 2024

tl;dr: There’s a downside to doing more than is necessary...

Book review: Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall, by Zeke Faux

posted: January 27, 2024

tl;dr: A series of vignettes to remind us of the excesses and inanities of the cryptocurrency boom of 2020-2022...

Book review: The Best American Short Stories 2022, ed. by Andrew Sean Greer

posted: January 20, 2024

tl;dr: A healthy dose of fantasy makes this an above average anthology of short stories...