Previously people were using Periscope to pirate the new Avengers movie.
Fantastic slideshow by .
goes through a bunch of stuff he boxed up as a teenager and comes away with insights.
is my new favorite blog. I just discovered it today.
Slaves were a massive investment for slave-owners. In fighting to preserve slavery, the South was fighting for its economic survival. Abolishing slavery would destroy the South’s economy, and its leadership knew it.
And of course whether it was catastrophic depends on your perspective. Definitely catastrophic to the slave-owners.
I was #2 (no disrespect to my ex, who was great -- we just were not a good fit in the long run). I was also a #6, which sounds braggy but isn't -- it just means, I was over 30, single, and employed. I was also #10, only instead of marijuana and Xbox I had the Usenet and GEnie.
My closest friend at the time was a #4, which was actually good for me because I was excruciatingly shy about romance (while also being loud and outgoing in other ways). He told great stories.
I found the book to be a bit of a chore to get through, but it had many charming elements. I'm looking forward to the mini-series.
I pictured Jonathan Strange as more of a dandy and less eldritch.
And shouldn't the man with thistledown hair's hair be wispier?
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- Light ReadingWest Coast Bureau Chief, 2014 - present
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I’m a technology journalist, editor, blogger, writer, husband, dissatisfied Democrat, American, nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan.
I live in San Diego with my wife, three cats and a dog. We did not intend to get quite so many pets. We’re a little confused how it happened precisely.
I grew up on Long Island, and I’ve lived in New Jersey, Boston, and San Francisco.
I’m West Coast Bureau Chief for Light Reading, a news and community site for the telecom industry — the companies formerly known as phone companies.
That keeps me busy.
I've finished a novel and am nearly finished with another, as well as a 41,000-word novelette.
- State University of New York at Stony Brook1984
- John H. Glenn High School1976 - 1979
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