Chris 2.0

Posted on 03/01/2017 in misc • Tagged with Personal

I ain't getting any younger


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Pin Action: When the mafia controlled bowling

Posted on 03/01/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books

Pin Action: Small-Time Gangsters, High-Stakes Gambling, and the Teenage Hustler Who Became a Bowling Champion by Gianmarc Manzione

A kindle $1.99 special that I bought just because the idea of the Mafia controlling local bowling was fascinating. I used to watch the PBA on ABC back in its heyday ...


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Master of Puppets

Posted on 02/27/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Master of Puppets

Next week is the 31st anniversary of the release of Master of Puppets. Depending on who you talk to, it's either a seminal moment in the advancement of thrash as a genre, or it's the day the music died. Both camps are probably right in their own ways ...


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10959

Posted on 02/21/2017 in misc • Tagged with Personal

Keep Calm

Roses are red
Violets are blue
10,959 days ago
I met you.

30 years ago today, in 1987, I met my wife. It was not love at first sight for either of us. But it worked out ok :) The story of that fateful meeting.

See you in 2047 for ...


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Six Iron Maiden Songs that are sadly relevant in 2017

Posted on 02/20/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music, Politics

Iron Maiden

2 Minutes To Midnight

The recent news that the doomsday clock had been moved up to 2-1/2 minutes until midnight very naturally had me thinking about the classic Iron Maiden tune 2 Minutes To Midnight. A protest song about nuclear war, Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says the song is ...


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I think I had this job once. Or twice.

Posted on 02/15/2017 in misc • Tagged with Books, Business, Internet

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons

Another budget Kindle special. Dan, a 52 year old unemployed journalist, gets a PR job with pre-IPO Hubspot. Hilarity ensures, mostly in Dan's telling of the mismanaged disaster Hubspot is. I always though that software was BS, so I ...


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