Monthly Archives: October 2007

A Million Deaths is a Statistic. Or a Book.

I came into work today to a very strange message, asking for calm in the wake of a tragedy. Briefly, the police found a dead newborn in one of the dormitories on campus. Rumors are flying about the mother, and/or … Continue reading

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Drew on TPIR

I set my TiVo to record Drew Carey’s first episode of The Price is Right. It was different. Drew’s not a Game Show Host. Yes, I capitalized those for a reason. The Game Show Hosts I know have stature and … Continue reading

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The End of the Bean

Shadow of the Giant is the completion of the Bean subsaga of the Ender’s game universe. It’s the eighth book, and I’m not sure it needed to be written. That’s not to say it’s a bad book; the characters make … Continue reading

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Converting the Musings

I’m slowly converting my old posts from Musings After Midnight, my not-a-blog, to this format. When I started Musings, it was difficult to install a personal blog. Because I wanted ownership control, I instead wrote my own HTML code. Though … Continue reading

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Book Rating System

One nice idea that I’ll adopt from my softball captain Broshi is to list the books I read. When I was a consultant, I often read two or three per week. There’s lots of time in hotel rooms. Now, it’s … Continue reading

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Hello world!

The classic program from C seems appropriate.I decided to convert Musings after Midnight, my old not-a-blog, to this format. There are a few reasons.1) As a professor with 9 AM classes, I don’t stay up much after midnight anymore.2) The … Continue reading

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