Category: Ernest Cline

REVIEW of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 0

REVIEW of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

My review of READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline has been posted on SFSignal. An excerpt: REVIEW SUMMARY: A fast-paced story in a bleak future, where escape into virtual worlds is driven by a...

U.K. Daily Mail science editor Michael Hanlon and me on SF Signal 0

U.K. Daily Mail science editor Michael Hanlon and me on SF Signal

My friends at SFSignal.com invited me to interview Michael Hanlon about his new book Eternity: our next billion years. Michael is the science editor for the Daily Mail in the UK. His book goes...

Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin 0

Magnificent Desolation by Buzz Aldrin

As a child living in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, I was able to watch many of the Apollo launches from the roof of my parents house. Apollo 11 and the first moon landing, the...

Pidgin, or why 4 chat programs no longer suck my PC dry 0

Pidgin, or why 4 chat programs no longer suck my PC dry

Granted, my PC needs to be replaced (it is my trusty Sony Vaio that has been around the world with me for years)…but it was dragging, in some not-so-small part due to the number...

Amazon MP3s on Twitter 1

Amazon MP3s on Twitter

While we can argue whether Twitter is a “new social media” or not, one great thing about it is the Amazon MP3 twitter feed. Amazon certainly seems to be trying to put a dent...

Asteroid impact via Google Maps 2

Asteroid impact via Google Maps

With news of asteroid 2009 DD45 near-miss of the Earth, what better time for a tool that shows the impact implications? Carlos Labs has released Ground Zero, where you can pick your location and,...

Cell phone recycling 0

Cell phone recycling

Like most good little geeks, I’ve collected a bunch of electronics over the years, some of which I consider ‘collectors items’. Like most environmental conscious and organized people, my wife is always trying to...

Upgraded to WordPress 2.7 2

Upgraded to WordPress 2.7

Just upgraded the site all the way from WordPress version 2.1 (yeah, I’ve been busy and procrastinating) to the latest and greatest, 2.7. As I’ve come to expect, compared to most of the software...

We’ll all have smartphones soon 0

We’ll all have smartphones soon

A confluence (or is it a convergence or a singularity or one of those other large impressive words) of events in the wireless world point toward yet another technological inflection point. While most people...

Hurricane IKE makes experts of us all 3

Hurricane IKE makes experts of us all

We are going on day ten of no power here in lovely Tomball Texas. Luckily the weather has mostly cooperated, the generator is working, and the water well is hooked up; and of course,...

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