I'm a little slow to getting around to reading this article, and I had meant to read it sooner since some other blog I read (don't remember which now) had linked to it and commented on it as well.It's an interesting survey of religion and "spirituality" (how I hate that term!) on the internet. It … Continue reading Better late than never
I'm not sure why it was called Century of the Dragon, but it was a half-way decent movie. Or perhaps 2/3. The movie was about an hour and a half and the first hour was actually pretty good. Our hero is an undercover cop who is assigned to get close to a Hong Kong triad … Continue reading Movie
I noted a couple days ago that I had run across Library Thing, an online book cataloguing tool. I've now reached the limit of 200 books for a free account. I'm not going to spend for a lifetime membership just yet, but that will probably be soon. For now, you can see a 200 book … Continue reading My Library
Finished reading a couple books in the last few days. One was J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. It wasn't too bad. I'm not very interested in art criticism, really, so the text wasn't all terribly interesting, but it had about 200 colour and black and white plates of … Continue reading Books
Mmmm... home-made apple pie. (Eating as I post.)I found an interesting book-cataloguing tool on the web. Someone had it linked, but I don't remember who it was. (Sorry about that whoever you are!) It is called, as you might have guessed, "Library Thing". What makes this device cool is both the various ways in which … Continue reading It’s a Library, uh, Thing.
I had intended to blog this while I was actually reading Dreadnought, but I never got around to it. Still, I found it interesting enough that I'm going to put it up now.In reaching out to Germany, [Joseph] Chamberlain ignored a centuries-old precept of English history: to survive and prosper, England must always ally herself … Continue reading Book Excerpt
Watched a few movies this weekend. All starred Jackie Chan, but two were good and the other was not. The first movie was the one that wasn't any good. City Hunter is about a private eye who ends up fighting terrorists on a cruise ship after tailing the girl he was supposed to find on … Continue reading Cinema
Finished a book yesterday (first new book in a while). Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie, which was a pretty good book. Very informative, but not as much about battleships as one might have thought from the title. In large part the book was about the people and the circumstances that led to the creation of … Continue reading Words, words, words.
Neat little puzzle game linked in the Corner today. I think these are called tangrams. (Yes, they are. Thank you, Google.) Score on my first try (because after you've done all the puzzles it would just become how well you can remember and how fast you move the mouse) was 909. EDIT: It seems that … Continue reading Geometric Puzzle
Seen floating about the internet...The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea … Continue reading Hah!