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Not so nice price

Imagine this: You go to a bookstore, browse, choose a couple of volumes. But you don’t want to carry the books around. So you ask the clerk to hold the tomes until Saturday, when you’ll come back to buy them. When you return, the bookseller hands you the items but advises you that he’s raised...

We Await Something To Edify

The other taunting book on my shelf, The Crying of Lot 49. A little easier to handle than Gravity’s Rainbow. This is one of the few books I’ve read with a heroine. A nerdy guy like me notices these things. Anna Karenina is really the only other “girl” book on my shelf and she’s really...

Dont you ever stop long enough to start

Still fiddling with the design I’m afraid. Looking at the site at 800 x 600 resolution I realize my modifications are about as fluid as a stone. I need some CSS lessons. Or maybe Moses. I’ve added a gradient to the top to soften things up a bit. I’ve probably been looking at that Firefox...

Good Religion

Warren Kinsella reviews Belief In God Good, Bad or Irrelevant? A Professor and A Punk Rocker Discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism and Christianity for the Anglican Journal. Initially, Graffin – whose best-selling recent album, The Empire Strikes First, depicted on its cover a feral skeleton in clerical vestments – is contemptuous. “I was never baptized, never...

A screaming came across my brain

There are two books on my shelf that almost stare at me and taunt me as I pass by. Two books that I think I enjoyed reading. Maybe. I might also have hated reading at least one. I think. Gravity’s Rainbow is a story about – uh, I don’t think that will work for this...

How to "cheat-read"

“Mark has a confession to make. He has recently started doing what he calls cheat-reading of certain books. He really likes cheat-reading books. Particularly because he has a house with 20,000 books and by cheat-reading he can get to a lot more of them.” “This is what I did. I committed to reading only the...

Lifehacker the book

Geek that I am, I’m a huge fan of lifehacker. It’s sort of the Hints from Heloise for my generation. Anyways, Gina Trapani, Queen of the Lifehackers, is now the author of Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbo-Charge Your Day. But – but – but the whole table of contents, with all 88 hacks, are...

Somewhat Scot, what else should I post?

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve got duties. You know, Scottish heritage duties. It’s important — trust me. Auld Lang Syne Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup o’...