Category Archives: Books & Reviews

Foundation Trilogy

I cannot believe that I never read Foundation Trilogy. I have been an Asimov fan forever and read many of his works. Well, they were indeed master pieces. For historical references, Asimov originally wrote the Foundation Trilogy as “Foundation“, “Foundation … Continue reading

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Starbucked

Professor Samuel Cate Prescott, (picture from MIT) published the “Report of an Investigation of Coffee” in 1927 and definitively described how to brew the perfect cup of coffee in 3 simple steps: Use one tablespoon of freshly ground coffee for … Continue reading

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Rancho San Antonio

January 25th, 2014 This is probably the favorite hiking destination for those in Silicon Valley. It is also where Kid chooses to run up to the vista point on Saturdays, that weekend with her old Dad. Start at the trail … Continue reading

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David and Goliath

I think I have read every book Malcolm Gladwell has written, starting with Tipping Point. I remembered enjoying What the Dog Saw, but also thinking he was running out of good ideas. David and Goliath was probably 50% too long. … Continue reading

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Earphones, Saga Continues

Loyal readers knew my obsession with earphones. In addition to delivering good sound. I learned that I have two requirements that are hard to meet with the same product. I need a pair for running, on treadmill or on the … Continue reading

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Books of Mortals

In the year 2065, or so, the first world Sovereign unleashed a retrovirus, called the Legion, that would remove all primary emotions, except for fear, for those infected. Since retrovirus changes the genes of the host, generations that were born … Continue reading

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Retrovirus

Three consecutive fictions I read had retrovirus as a key element of the plot. Seriously!?! I did not know before I started them. In Inferno, the genius villain used the retrovirus to render a third of the human population infertile. … Continue reading

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Ender’s Game

There is no spoiler in this post. This has been near the top of my all-time favorite SciFi books. Orson Scott Card has also been near the top of my all-time favorite SciFi writers. Imagine why I don’t want to … Continue reading

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The Curse of Malthus

I must be a fan of Dan Brown, having read many of his novels: Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Lost Symbol, and now Inferno. Digital Fortress is still my favorite, but that’s probably because I am in the security … Continue reading

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They Actually Don’t Make Sense.

“13 Things That Don’t Make Sense” is an engaging book for scientific minded. The world around us is a familiar one. Things work the way they have always. There are patterns that we have long learned and assumed to be … Continue reading

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