Larry Hosken: New: Tag: i-miss-ringo-homr

Buying tracks to construct a music puzzle. Don't even want to think about what my Amazon recommendations will look like after this. ...

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Book Report: Positively Fifth Street I liked Word Freak, a book about a reporter who studies up and becomes a champion Scrabble player. And I told some automated recommendation services that I liked it. Thus, those automated recommendat...

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Joined goodreads I joined goodreads, yet another site that recommends books to read based upon books that you liked. It's been around for a while, but I didn't join. Amazon.com's recommendations were fine! But then A...

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San Francisco Restaurant Recommendations This morning, instead of doing what I meant to do, I bumped into Google Hotpot and rated a bunch of places (mostly restaurants in San Francisco). It's a "social" service, so in theory I can share re...

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Book Report: Amazonia Memoirs by some guy who was employee #55 at Amazon.com. He was an in-house editor. Amazon wanted to have some folks on staff who could write up book reviews. This was before they let any bozo with...

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Book Report: I Wish there was Something that I Could Quit It's a novel by Aaron Cometbus! I hadn't heard it had been published until I entered a bunch of book ratings into Amazon.com. Amazon.com's recommendation engine recommended the book. Three cheers ...

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Link: Bookarmy Bookarmy is a book rating website. Yes, I keep trying book rating websites. I keep hoping they'll turn into book recommendation sites. Bookarmy is a book recommendation website! Or, uhm, maybe. H...

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Link: Musicbrainz I haven't posted a new J-ska review in ages. Did they do any good? I don't know. I got angry emails from folks who wanted to make sure that I should really give the band Mongol 800 another chance;...

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Book Report: Cold Mountain This is a great book, an odyssey set during the USA's Civil War. It's a bleak study of the horrors of war. It's a story about humans and beasts. You've probably already heard about it. After I rea...

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