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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."

19 April 2018

No Rest for the Wicked

I should be in bed with my wife, but instead I’m working on this website and adding more content for you. I hope you appreciate it.

18 April 2018

Fuck Breast Cancer

I’m serious. Fuck breast cancer. This shit was supposed to happen to me, not my wife. I’m the one with the family history of cancer, not her. But I can deal with that. Shit happens. What I find hard to deal with is that there isn’t a hell of a lot I do to help.

17 April 2018

A Line from Shattered Guardian

The lies we tell ourselves are the lies that define us.” I don’t think this came from a movie I’ve seen or a book I’ve read, so I decided to assume it’s original and use it in Shattered Guardian. It sounds like something Isaac Magnin would say.

16 April 2018

A Quick Advertisement

I know you hate ads as much as I do. Please bear with me. You might not be aware that I’m an author, but I’ve written a couple of science fantasy novels called Without Bloodshed and Silent Clarion. I’d love it if you were to buy them, read them, leave reviews, and tell your friends about them. Thanks!

Goodbye, YouTube

I’m glad I nuked my YouTube account. Being able to view videos without logging in is nice, and without an account I’m not tempted to wrestle with pigs by posting comments on videos. I’d love to do the same with Google+ and Gmail, but getting free of those disservices will be much harder.

Kobra and the Lotus: “Let Me Love You” (2018)

The adorably cute cover screams J-Pop, but “Let Me Love You” by Kobra and the Lotus is a surprisingly solid power ballad. Not as catchy as Ghost’s “Rats”, though.

Cover for Kobra and the Lotus's 2018 single, "Let Me Love You"

Ghost: “Rats” (2018)

Ghost’s new single “Rats” is as packed with infectious grooves as its namesakes were with disease-ridden fleas back in the day, and the official video reminds me of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller“. And the cover for their upcoming album Prequelle is a delicious riff on Hieronymous Bosch.

Cover for Ghost's 2018 single, "Rats"

26 February 2018

I’ve Got My Work Cut Out For Me

I’ve got my work cut out for me, converting over 255 posts dating as far back as 2009 for Pelican.

22 February 2018

Cooking: Brown Rice Done Right

It’s hard to cook brown rice and get a palatable result, but I found a way.

21 February 2018

Recruiter Abuse: Onward Search

I occasionally get spam from clueless tech recruiters. Today’s lucky winner is Onward Search.

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