Secondhand ThinkPad T60 Resurrection

It’s alive. It’s alive! No, I’m not building a toyboy for my wife out of spare parts. I’m just resurrecting a ThinkPad T60 by installing Linux in a tradition that started in Bell Labs when Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, etc developed the original Unix on secondhand DEC gear. All it took was a […]

Hello Again, World

Hello again, everybody. It’s possible that you’ve heard of me. If so, please bear with me while I introduce myself for everybody else. Introduction I’m Matthew Graybosch, a long-haired metalhead from New York who codes for a living and writes science fantasy inspired by heavy metal and progressive rock. I’m the author of the Starbreaker […]

Jane Yolen: Finding Baba Yaga

Jane Yolen’s Finding Baba Yaga is one of the shorter books Catherine and I picked up at the 2018 World Fantasy Convention. Here’s what the back of the book says… You think you know this story. You do not. A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. […]

Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo

I have the Robin Buss translation of The Count of Monte Cristo in paperback, but that copy was old and worn. I wanted a more durable hardcover edition to read and to display on my bookshelf in my new house. The hardcover I bought from Total Books arrived in near-perfect condition, exactly as advertised, and […]