Retrospective: 2015

Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant ups, and the downs being fortuitous in that they could have been far...
What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2015: The Year In Review

For the condensed, graphically pretty version of this that Goodreads provides, click here. While my reading rates continue to decline, my to-read list certainly hasn’t kept pace; it has grown by a full 20 books this year, which means nearly every book I read got...
Review: HP Stream 7

Review: HP Stream 7

How much would you pay for a 7-inch tablet? An iPad mini, with a slightly larger screen starts at $250, and most Android tablets cost at least $100–$200 or more for a decent one. What if you could get a 7-inch tablet that could also double as a full-fledged PC for...
Retrospective: 2014

Retrospective: 2014

As has become my habit, at the end of each year I look back at the previous 365 days, and reflect on events–good and bad–to see just how my year has gone. 2014 had its challenges, and 2015 certainly looks like it’s going to be full of change, one way...
What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2014: The Year In Review

Here we are in 2015, what should be the ‘future’, and yet it’s still very much the present. As I look back at the previous year, and all the books I read, it’s interesting to see where we are in regards to the fictional version of...
Book Review: Great North Road

Book Review: Great North Road

Peter F. Hamilton has a large collection of works published, including the very popular series Night’s Dawn, and the Void trilogy. In Great North Road, a member of the prominent North family is found murdered, in the same exact manner used as a previous North...
Retrospective: 2013

Retrospective: 2013

With each new year comes the inevitable look back at the past one. Was it a good year? Did we get everything accomplished that we set out to do? Am I a better person than I was last January 1st? 2013 was an interesting year for Jenny and I–a big one,...
What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

What I Read in 2013: The Year In Review

Each new year, I take a look back at what I’ve read during those previous twelve months. It never ceases to amaze me how many good books I’ve read–and how many books I was interested in that turned out to be less-than-stellar. 2013 was no exception,...
Book Review: The Circle

Book Review: The Circle

We live in an age of escalating surveillance–one in which personal privacy is increasingly rare, and more and more of our lives are shared publicly on the Internet. So perhaps it’s no surprise that The Circle, by Dave Eggers, takes things a few steps...