Books of May 2012

These are the books read in May. Hasn’t gotten much read due to a lot of school and work. Mignon Fogarty: “The Grammar Devotional” (2009) Filled with some great tips on using proper grammar, some already known and some new. I’m not a big fan of the day-to-day structure (read a tip a day), but it works. I […]

My RSS feeds

Having gone off from traditional newspapers and TV reports more and more in the last few years, I’m now getting almost all of my news from RSS feeds (what is RSS?), anything from private blogs such as mine, to larger science blogs, news outlets and organisations such as NASA, and – let’s face it – […]

Congratulations Wikipedia on 11th birthday

I almost missed it last year, and I almost missed it this year too – congratulations Wikipedia on your 11th birthday! Wikipedia is gradually becoming a big girl, with over 20 000 000 articles in total, and close to 4 000 000 articles on the English version alone.[1] Take this time of year to remember that […]

Elysium

New computer purchased. A poor fellow, weak and slow, but it manages StarCraft II (with poor effects), and it was extremely cheap. Plus, I needed a home computer. Following my tradition of computer naming since 2009’s Kinslayer, I have named the computer after another musical piece, this time Elysium by power metal band Stratovarius. Following […]

New Nightwish song out (sort of)

A song from Nightwish’ upcoming album Imaginarium has been remixed into a one and a half minute track by DJ Orkidea (who also made a remix of Bye Bye Beautiful in 2007), and is being used as the intro song for the Finnish sports team Kiteen Pallo. After the song has been released in poor versions on […]

Futurama 6ACV19 ”Ghost in the Machines” tonight

The third episode of this broadcast season of Futurama is airing tonight in the US at 10. For all the rest of us, it will be up around half an hour later on wherever. If you still haven’t seen the previous episodes of this season, view them now, ”Neutopia” and ”Benderama”. For those of you […]

Song of the day: Baba Brinkman – Darwin’s Acid

Baba Brinkman – Darwin’s Acid In 1859 Darwin spilled the first splashes Of his universal acid, and the effects were like magic Burning human arrogance into ashes In exactly the same way that Copernican math did No, the stars don’t shine just to improve the view from earth No, we’re not the centre of the […]

Battlestar Galactica

I have started watching the 2003 reimagining of Battlestar Galactica. Ten episodes into it (and beyond the two-part pilot mini-series), I really enjoy it. The feeling is much alike that of when I first discovered Firefly. The series is set in a distant solar system, decades after a war between humans and robot Cylons. When […]