Posts tagged "random"

Word salad September 23, 2010

De re profanae May 22, 2011

The Tappan Zee Bridge and software development August 19, 2011

8,827,520 pixels! December 8, 2011

Quote o' the week: a journal that meets in a hotel January 25, 2012

The Anti-Meeting Theory of Time February 13, 2012

Lessons from Scrum 2012.2 April 26, 2012

This is not me May 2, 2012

Lessons from scrum 2012.3 May 12, 2012

Lost Battles: Reconstructing the Great Clashes of the Ancient World July 11, 2012

Automotive maintenance July 28, 2013

Quote o' the day: If thats in my future I may be in trouble April 21, 2014

More wisdom from mcguire August 23, 2014

Haskell's biggest flaw December 17, 2014

Defending Darwin? March 30, 2015

One stupid shell scripting trick everyone should know April 11, 2015

2015 Atlanta Pen Show April 22, 2015

A New Thing September 28, 2015

The wisdom o' mcguire November 6, 2015

An ode to black humor December 7, 2015

A short guide to academic titles February 25, 2016

2016 Triangle Pen Show September 2, 2016

Triangle Pen Show 2016

I managed to miss the Atlanta Pen Show this year, but fortunately, I was in North Carolina for the Triangle Pen Show in Cary, June 2-5. It was somewhat smaller and more intimate, but no less fun. Only one room of tables (plus a couple of hallways), but the contents of those tables was no less mind-blowing.

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Tutu: an Egyptian god who is more metal than you May 27, 2018

The Darker Side May 28, 2018

“The Darker Side of the ‘Original Affluent Society’”, by David Kaplan…

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The benefits of rain June 26, 2018

How to Live, or a life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer July 25, 2018

Male-pattern baldness and a big mustache.

Male-pattern baldness and a big mustache.

Ok, so a biography of Michel de Montaigne, a man who invented the essay and examined his own thoughts and reactions, seems a bit like duct-taping a ten-foot pole to another ten-foot pole, but How to Live, or a life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, by Sarah Bakewell, is not bad. It has its moments, anyway.

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