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X-Files star Gillian Anderson comes together with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin in the fast-pace, science fiction thriller A Vision of Fire: A Novel. The story is set in modern day New York City against the backdrop of political unrest on…

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EMPIRE OF SIN is the story of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century when sin was in.

Empire of Sin is a history of New Orleans during the 30-year period between 1890 and 1920. This era, beginning with the end of Reconstruction and ending with the beginning of Prohibition, was pivotal in shaping the culture and landscape that would evolve…

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Wow. This is made out of paper.
Fine Paper Art by Maude White..
These works of art are hand cut and the detail is absolutely stunning. Maude uses a craft knife to cut the paper and create these amazing illustrations.

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Yesterday I posted about my experience trying to understand the discrepancy between the data from Google Analytics and CloudFlare Analytics. What I eventually found was that CloudFlare was logging visits from hackers, spammers, and bots. After doing some…

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Blog stats tell us who comes to our blogs and what they do while they are there. Or, at least, that’s the idea. When I first started this blog, like a lot of people, I thought the built in stats app would suit my stat needs, but I quickly realized…

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My name’s Rane and I’m a tabaholic. The seeds of my addiction were planted in the early days of the internet, when I would find myself with over a dozen windows open. The strain on my paltry pre-multi-core-processor CPU would inevitably result in system…

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I'm trying out the EyeQ speed reading program. This is how week 2 went.

I posted last week about my initial experience with the speed reading program EyeQ. I’ve continued to do the 7-minute training exercises every day. My average reading speed has increased from the initial value of 219 WPM to 486 WPM, which is a 122%…

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Short Version: The Abduction is well-written, but feels like a lazy version of The Abomination

When a young woman is abducted from a seedy sex club and subsequently tortured on the internet in front of millions, Kat Tapo, Holly Boland, and Daniele Barbo reunite in a race to find her before the torture ends in tragedy. The Abduction is the second…

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Binaural Beats for Reading and Writing

I’ve recently begun expirementing with using binaural beats to help me focus while reading and writing. I came across them while looking for ways to block out distracting sounds in my household. Listening to music wasn’t an option, as I find music to be…

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Short Version: The Bone Clocks was long and sometimes slow, but, in the end, I was glad I read it.

David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks is an epic fantasy about a woman trapped in a battle between good and evil that transcends time and space. We first meet Holly Sykes as a runaway teen trying to escape the sting of her first breakup. Holly’s runaway plans…
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