Review: The Last Colony

The Last Colony by John Scalzi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Part 3 of the John Scalzi Old Man’s War series carries the torch quite well, delivering a good story, advancing/developing the characters we meet and ones we’ve come to enjoy in the previous 2 books. Very briefly, this is a continuation of the […]

Review: Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, what an enjoyable read! Neal Stephenson is one of those authors that until a couple of years ago had been notable because I had several of his books on my “to read” list (and on my shelves) who always seemed to get high praise, […]

Review: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams My rating: 3 of 5 stars Rating: 3.5 stars For whatever reason, when I was a teenager, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books were always books that I had on my “to read” list but it’s only now that I’ve actually gotten around […]

Review: The Industries of the Future

The Industries of the Future by Alec J. Ross My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rating: 4 stars What I liked about this book: Generally good writing style that allowed it to flow. Interesting take on the concepts of globalization and how it will effect the choices our children will have to make in regards […]

3D Printing – Intro.

About 4-5 years ago, I started hearing about 3D Printing and I thought at the time that it was an interesting, but maybe a little gimmicky an idea. The first mention I remember of it was of a guy (student?) who made a 3D Printer in the desert using solar magnification (check it out) which […]

Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 5 of 5 stars First off, I’d just like to say that I could kick myself right now. Why? Because this book started showing up on my “to-read” and suggested books lists in various places like Shelfari, Goodreads, and Amazon about 2 years ago. Maybe longer. I […]

Anything Worth Doing…

So I was watching YouTube videos and I came across this one where the guy was talking about his personal philosophy and this concept really stuck with me:  When you first say it out loud “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly” it just feels “off.” But then when you think about it, it makes […]

Is the PlayStation 4 Worth Buying?

I’m just a tiny bit ashamed to say: “I’m a gamer.” I enjoy playing video games from time to time. By no means would anyone call me a hard-core gamer, but when the “Next Generation” of consoles were announced, I was pretty excited. For the past 5 years or so I’ve been gaming on the […]

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