The Big Think

June 21, 2007

Current Reading

Filed under: Current Reading — jasony @ 11:39 pm

SF classic Neuromancer, the book that started the whole cyberpunk trend. Read it in one sitting. A weird, wild, hallucinogenic story that reminded me a lot of “A Signal Shattered” that I read last year. Very weird.

Sols Long Stay

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 10:03 am

Today is the Summer Solstice. Little known fact: “solstice” comes from the word “sol”, meaning sun, and “stice”, meaning “burns your face off for six more months”. We’re now officially in Texas’ summer, folks. Time to hunker down…

Slow

Filed under: Computing — jasony @ 12:04 am

Great Jumping Judas on a Vespa, folks. I’m sorry the blog has been so slooooow loading the past few days. I don’t know what it is and I’m powerless to fix it. Sorry!

(note: “Great Jumping Judas on a Vespa” remains my favorite non-naughty “curse”. It’s just so satisfyingly alliterative and goofily silly at the same time. I can’t remember where I heard it, but it really stuck with me. Sounded positively Lileksian, but I’ve know it for years and years. I Googled it to see if anyone else uses it. Go figure.)

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