It should be noted: These are not book reviews. I think of them more as reading notes. This is my journal, and I’d like to record some thoughts on each book I read. That’s all.
Xy and I got to see the Philip K. Dick robot at White Linen Night. It was pretty cool. The back of Dick’s head was off, exposing a bunch of circuitry and animating mechanisms. This detracted somewhat from the verisimilitude but added an element of humorous absurdity, especially when the artist, David Hanson, explained to [...]
We went to see a musical duo called One Ring Zero at my favorite bookstore. It seemed like everyone we knew was there, including Ben Hearst — turns out his brother Michael is one of the guys in the band. The music was awesome. They perform quirky pop ditties with lyrics written expressly for them [...]
My work on interlibrary loan and remote database querying is finally starting to pay off. I’m happy to announce that you can now retrieve a page from the Library of Babel at borges.rox.com. Working with such a large data set is a challenge, and there are a few bugs. I can specify the wall, the [...]