I Often Dream Of Trains

Autumn Is Your Last Chance

Perfect song for an Autumn Sunday. One of my favorite Robyn Hitchcock songs – and that’s saying something, really. He has an amazing body of…

Joining Red Hat

When you think of Linux, one of the first phrases that comes to mind is “Red Hat.” When people look to give examples of successful…

Book Cover: Contempt of Court

[Review] Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism

More than 100 years ago in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a black man named Ed Johnson was dragged from his jail cell and taken to the Walnut…

Annoying Taboola Ad

In Which I Finally Install AdBlock

For years, I’ve resisted installing AdBlock or any other type of ad-blocking software. Not because I love ads, but because so much content is ad-supported…

Cover: They Eat Puppies, Don't They? by Christopher Buckley

Weekend Reading: “They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?” and “No Country for Old Men”

Knocked down a couple of fiction books this weekend while traveling to and from Southeast LinuxFest. They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? by Christopher Buckley, and No Country…

Cover image of The Corner by David Simon, Ed Burns

[Review] The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood

A few years ago, I came late to The Wire, but caught up quickly. Usually I’m not one to buy the hype for television series,…

Terminal text / abstract

Predictions on Tumblr

If you haven’t heard that Yahoo is buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion (mostly cash), then you’re probably not paying a lot of attention to tech…

Lazy Sunday… Have a Cat Pic!

It’s a lazy Sunday. Here, have a cat picture.

Mary Roach

Book Review: Gulp by Mary Roach

Mary Roach’s Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal is typical of her books, which is to say it’s a highly enjoyable read that belies the amount of…

Changed history forever

People often try to fluff up the importance of an event or person by saying it “changed history,” “changed the course of history,” or “changed…