Archive for April, 2007
Oh no. It looks like Gruber supports the Yankees (Link Warning: Language of an upset Yankees fan). Oh well, I guess I won’t be getting that DaringFireball subscription after all…
Seven Deadly Wonders: A Novel by Matthew Reilly Okay, so here , I wrote: “I’d pick up a Matthew Reilly before I picked up this one…” referring to a Thomas Greanias book (Raising Atlantis). Well. I may have to amend that statement. Because, so far, this book is okay… it just… well, it feels like [...]
Stats from dinner with Dylan: ———————————– French Farmhouse Garlic Chicken: 100% spit into Dad’s hand French Farmhouse Garlic Chicken w/ Ketchup: 3% spit into Dad’s hand Can’t argue with those results. Ketchup is scientifically proven to reduce stuff spit into your hand by 97%.  Warning, actual math and results may vary.
HockeyDirt.com: Zamboni Wakeboarding: Up until the last 30 seconds or so I was about to say this would engender a whole new generation of kids who wanted to become Zamboni drivers (hell, I was up for switching careers)… though the prospect of pulling naked guys on water skis (not to ruin the ending) around the [...]
Web – Use the Ruby on Rails Alternative: Ruby on Rails is simpler than J2EE for developing MVC Web applications. Ugh. If good old Deepak Vohra had used WebObjects maybe he’d have written this article differently. Oh well. Rails is nice and all, but having done a bit more in depth with it, and done [...]
HockeyDirt.com: Frozen Four Contest Winner: Congratulations to Matt Hanlon of Winchester MA Phear my college hockey predictin’ skillz.
This is the first in what I hope is an annual ritual: my liveblog of the Boston Marathon. Now, I have no access to a TV, and can’t see the route from the office in Charlestown, but here’s a crack at it: A bunch of people, much fitter and braver than I, are out there [...]
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Writer Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84: One of the outstanding figures of modern US literature, Kurt Vonnegut, has died aged 84 in New York. What a royal bummer. “Destiny Calling“, a short story I wrote and sent to Kurt after finishing Timequake (Kurt Jr. Vonnegut) (got off the plane from [...]
Good advice from Tess Gerritsen: Tess Gerritsen’s Blog » Any way that works for you: I’ve learned that the most important thing is to keep the story moving forward. Even if I realize that the story’s taken a sudden turn and I’ll have to go back and re-write three chapters to make the plot work, [...]
The Alexandria Link: A Novel by Steve Berry Trying an experiment with this one: listening to the abridged audio version of a book for the first time. Since the Globe review of this one wasn’t exactly glowing, I don’t think I’ll be missing too much. See more about The Alexandria Link: A Novel