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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Top 10 Geek Novels

by Rob Friesel

Earlier today, I posted a link to Schofield’s “Geek Top 20” novels. Then over at Modus Ponens we have the challenge: “What are your top 10 geek novels?” Once again: geek or nerd? (But I digress…) Snow Crash Neal Stephenson Ubik Philip K. Dick Exit Strategy Douglas Rushkoff Perdido Street Station China Mieville Gravity’s Rainbow […]

Top 20 Geek Novels

by Rob Friesel

Via Slashdot: The Guardian’s Top 20 Geek Novels (written since 1932) The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell Brave New World Aldous Huxley Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip Dick Neuromancer William Gibson Dune Frank Herbert I, Robot Isaac Asimov Foundation Isaac Asimov The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett […]

dream.20051121: good reception

by Rob Friesel

My alma mater, [tag]St. Mary’s College of Maryland[/tag] is now offering a graduate program with MAs and PhDs in an assortment of arts and sciences. In the (true?) St. Mary’s spirit, it’s a remarkably rigorous program (on paper at least) and folks are competing rather aggressively to get in. An announcement has gone out that […]


by Rob Friesel

Via Boing Boing: Cartoon Aliens re-enact Tom Cruise anti-psychiatry rant What I find particularly interesting here is how much Cruise’s knowledge of the subject rather unfortunately parodizes his position. Wait, allow me to rephrase: His passion for the subject matter combined with his confusion over specific terms parodizes his position. Tom: “Psychology” and “psychiatry” are […]

in and out

by Rob Friesel

Sorry for the downtime, folks… In trying to troubleshoot why I wasn’t able to use mysqldump in a cron job, the perms on the user got hosed. So… no DB connection, no blog. /doh – – Gave up on that route at least for the time being. Don’t want to sacrifice too much uptime here… […]


by Rob Friesel

A quickie plug for (somewhat oddly titled “Delerium on the web” given the domain name…) which has a ton of free MP3 downloads on it from the various Leeb/Fulber and Leeb/Peterson projects. The Equinox album “Holon” is available for download in its entirety (for example), as well as large portions of Pro-Tech’s “Orbiting Cathedrals”, […]

Amazon Tags

by Rob Friesel

Weird. Almost a week after discussing tags in an Amazon context, I see that they’ve got just such a feature in place. And it seems to be almost exactly what I was talking about, too. Can’t seem to find its release date though, doesn’t seem to be mentioned in the recent press releases.