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Book Report: Subversives (The FBI's war on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise To Power) This book about Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement was pretty amazing. It was also a slow read. Usually you say "So good I couldn't put it down," but in this case I might say "So good that I pu...

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Steam for Linux: a thing that exists I set it up so that I could play @DoubleFine's The Cave... though it turns out that the Linux port of that game hasn't materialized yet. So that part didn't come together. Nevertheless, I got to play...

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Zion Nat'l Park (et al.) I'm a little slow on the updating, but as of a little more than a week ago, I'm done with that cold. It's nice to breathe easy again, but I still feel fairly busy what with playtesting on Ghost Patro...

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Green Tortoise tour photos Yesterday, I got back from a Green Tortoise (backpacker/hosteler bus) tour of some northern-USA parks, including the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Zion canyon. I haven't done a write-up yet, but the...

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Comic Report: Wilson! Some of my readers are gentlemen of a certain age and sophistication. To these, it is enough to say: There is a new Daniel Clowes comic book out, and it's pretty good. If you don't know about Danie...

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Book Report: Inherent Vice I'm too blissed out from playing Shinteki to write a new blog post. Fortunately, I have a backlog of book reports. Thus: Inherent Vice It's a mystery set in Los Angeles, but it's 60s Los Angeles. T...

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Book Report: Sane Asylum This book is about Delancey Street, mostly about the way it operated as of 1974-ish, based on a visit by an East Bay reporter. I grew up with a big Delancey Street building in my neighborhood, but fr...

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100% Organically Farmed Software The book The Mythical Man-Month pointed out the organic nature of software development in 1975 ...The building metaphor has outlived its usefulness... If, as I believe, the conceptual structures we...

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Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, Even the Marin Headlands and maybe the Seat in Front of me on the Bus There was that awesome Shinteki Decathlon game a couple of weeks ago. One of the clue sites was Hawk Hill, a high hill in the Marin Headlands. It seemed like a neat site, so... yesterday I went bac...

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Book Report: The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You I read this book because it's by Dorothy Bryant who wrote the excellent The Confessions of Madame Psyche. I read it even though my mom read it and didn't care for it much. I didn't care for it much...

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Link: Coffee to the People I guess as long as I'm linking to a cafe, I should link to the place where I pick up coffee on weekend mornings: Coffee to the People. I claim that it is awesome. It's a cafe at Haight on Masonic. T...

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Book Report: The Loneliness of the Electric Menorah (Cometbus #51) This is a 'zine, the latest issue of Cometbus. This is a history of Berkeley's Telegraph avenue--mostly of the shops which arose out of a place called Rambam, which predates my Berkeley days. But t...

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Book Report: All the Right Enemies Here is a mini-puzzle from BATH3 (that pirate-themed puzzle hunt from earlier this year): Prepithets Ye seek a four-letter word. Jack Flash _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Bill Cody _ _ _ _ _ ...

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Book Report: One Hand Jerking My friend 'Lene was bicycling along, minding her own business, when this set of streetcar tracks came out of nowhere and flipped her bike over. I was making fun of her for getting into a bike accide...

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Book Report: Just for Fun cranea17:/evidence> ls What do you think this is, UNIX? I think that's funny, but that's because I spend a lot of time in UNIXoid environments, specifically Linux. I'm biased. Maybe that's als...

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Book Report: People's History of the United States Reading Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States is hard work. He writes about some parts of USA history which I didn't know about. Some of these pieces of history were pretty disturbing...

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