“Photographs and Memories: His Greatest Hits” – Jim Croce

The annals of music history are full of artists cut down in their prime. John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Andrew Wood, the list is…

Revisiting my top 100 albums: The 24 that didn’t make the cut

In 2016 I wanted to take on a 100-day blogging project and decided I’d do a top 100 list of my favorite albums, at the…

Murdercat at rest

Having a relaxing Caturday with Lilah, aka Murdercat, giving me the hairy eyeball. Bonus shot of Bubby and Willow.

Laws of technology and remote work

Some observations on a Friday evening about the realities of home offices and technology. Fa A laptop’s cabling will always be located on the maximally…

Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise album cover

“Close (To The Edit)” – Art of Noise

A discussion on Metafilter today about interviews with J.J. Jeczalik from Art of Noise tickled my brain and put this song back in heavy rotation.

Remember what’s important

Six years ago a good friend of mine passed away due to cancer. She was just shy of her 65th birthday and deserved so much…

Cartoonish AI-generated illustration of a computer with cute blob-like creatures.

USB-C is simple, right? Well…

One of the nice things about USB-C is its simplicity, right? No more figuring out which side is up to plug into a device. The…

Cover for "The Dispatcher" by John Scalzi - shows a man in a long coat kneeling next to a body and a woman standing a few feet away watching over him. The scene appears to be at night in a run-down corner of a city.

“The Dispatcher” by John Scalzi

Took me a while to get around to it, but I finally picked up John Scalzi’s The Dispatcher yesterday morning and polished it off before…

A little Calibre trick: Set series order in metadata

Many book series do not make it abundantly clear what order the series is in by book title. If you are reading, say, Larry Niven’s…

Cartoonish AI-generated illustration of a computer with cute blob-like creatures.

Quick links: Guns ‘n Roses “lost” music, subscription fatigue and more

Clearing out the tabs on Saturday. The Search for Guns N’ Roses’ Lost Masterpiece: Good long-form post from Rolling Stone about leaked music from the…