This is the last part of The Dragonbone Chair re-read. I may have gotten a bit over-zealous with maps and charts this time….but Tad made this section longer than the previous two so it required more notes… The introductory post is here, if you are interested. The re-read post for part I, Simon Mooncalf is […]
There are several options for cloud storage with different pricing options and some slight difference in features. Pricing is changing quite a bit. The table below tries to show for a given amount of storage which option is the cheapest amongst the major players. Note that I ignored the variety of promotions; for example, I […]
The introductory post is here, if you are interested. The re-read post for part I, Simon Mooncalf is here. Word of warning: This re-read post is LONG (about 5,000 words) as was the first one. This implies that each of these re-read posts are going to take a bit. I haven’t studied a fiction book […]
The introductory post is here, if you are interested. It has been a long time since I re-read a book, and I do not remember since college re-reading one in this fashion, where I actually am going back over chapters to find details after I’ve re-read them. Will it help me to remember the points […]
As a developer of enhanced eBooks, I notice it is easy to use too much media (an overabundance of non-germane videos, audio or pictures), or to not put it in the right places. The enhanced eBook medium should live up to its name: enhance the book and the reading/learning experience, not take it over. The […]
Life is too short for re-reads. Do the math. If your good reading-and-comprehension (yes, some of you hear Cheech and Chong’s voices in your heads) years range from age 10 to 80, and you read 50 books a year, you get 3,500 books to read in your lifetime. If you are more prolific, like my […]
For those of you that do not get the challenges of living in the Apple Developer world, a bit of background: To deploy an iOS app outside of the Apple App Store, either as a “beta” with an Ad-Hoc Distribution profile, or as an Enterprise with an Apple Enterprise Developer account, a Provisioning Profile is […]
A tour of Fort Collins many breweries (13 as of this writing)? On bicycles you say? It wasn’t a bike like the one in the photo (that is for next time), but this is a great trip for anyone interested in a leisurely bike ride on some excellent trails. And beer. Lots of beer. Thanks […]
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Woodlands, Texas, May 6, 2014 On a recent trip to see good friends in Hawaii (yes, this story does start on a beautiful island), after trying to kill my friend Bob with a hike, we were too tired to do anything but eat, drink wine and […]
Disclaimer right up front: I am biased. I had Rockets season tickets for the great Hakeem Olajuwon’s entire career, and saw every game of the two championship playoff runs. And I agree the old adage “you can’t go back.” Whether one is discussing being a participant (be it fan or player) of a great team’s […]
With the impending release of JOHN CARTER on DVD, and THE AVENGERS breaking records at the box office, it is past time to compare and contrast these two latest Disney/Buena Vista movies.
Once more, my John Carter video primer! Not long until the DVD is available! To help push for a sequel, visit the BackToBarsoom website.
Thanks to JD at SFSignal, I am now reading Gods of Opar, an ARC of the soon to be published trilogy of Philip Jose Farmers two Opar books (Hadon of Ancient Opar and Flight to Opar), plus the conclusion to the trilogy, The Song of Kwasin, written by Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey (I believe […]
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