Seattle Summers: A little bit hotter but a lot drier
We’ve entered a puzzling time in this pandemic. No, not a strange time – it’s been strange for a long time – rather a time that is full of bad puns, me blogging again, and, well, puzzles. I haven’t bought or tried a puzzle in years but my newfound freedom to remain at home indefinitely… Continue reading Thinking Like an Algorithm
Last year I read a few books, mostly science fiction. Thought I’d share with you a couple of passages I liked. From Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson: The reaction is instantaneous, quick-witted by Burb standards. This person wants Y.T. gone. The van takes off like a hormone-pumped bull who has jut been nailed n the… Continue reading Excerpts From A Few Stories I Read Last Year
When I was a kid in high school you used to hear whispers about a certain type of movie. Action movies. From Hong Kong. And they were unlike anything you could see in a pre-World Wide Web North America. The granddaddy of all these was The Killer and as teenagers we scoured the video stores… Continue reading Classic Hong Kong Action Movies Courtesy of YouTube
The past few years have been a fascinating time to watch China’s mighty rise. However, the notion that they’re going to become the most powerful nation in the world over the next few years has always seemed ridiculous to me. Recently I’ve noticed quite a few signs that suggest I’m not alone. A few weeks… Continue reading The China Fall?