99% True: Almost a National Bestseller by Paul McGowan My rating: 2 of 5 stars Paul McGowan is the CEO of PS Audio, designers of high end audio equipment. He also has a podcast, newsletter, and YouTube channel. It was the latter that introduced me to McGowan. He posts a video everyday where he answers … Continue reading Friday Review: 99% True by Paul McGowan
Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Monday Musings: Are Big Publishing Companies Anti-Library?
Origin by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Paul Michael In this latest installment of the Robert Langdon series, professor and symbologist Robert Langdon is in Barcelona for a live mega-event being put on by his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch is a billionaire and futurist, and claims to … Continue reading Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)
A bit of a click bait headline (what isn't these days?), but a pretty accurate chart of the bias of many news sources. If you are truly interested in weeding the fake news out of your life, look here: News Source Bias Chart You have to scroll waaaaaay down to get to the actual recipe … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: News Source Bias Chart, Olive and Garlic Skillet Bread, Glass as New Data Storage Medium, and Gin and Tonic Ice Cream
Yes, I did it. I jumped ship with the iPhone and got an Android phone. It was a difficult decision, because I have had an iPhone basically since I got rid of my old Blackberry many moons ago. I was used to my iPhone. It was comfortable. I knew how to use it. But, to … Continue reading Monday Musings: My Google Pixel 2
Medical science is using micromotors to treat diseases that used to be difficult to deal with. They have already been successful with bacterial infections in mice: Micromotors Hurricane Harvey has truly devastated the Houston area. Here are some photos that show how bad the flooding has been: Houston Underwater And for those who wish to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Micromotors Used in Medical Research, Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath and How to Help, and Cat Shaming
An iceberg broke off the Antarctic ice shelf last week, and while this particular iceberg is not a huge threat, it is giving scientists a good look at what the potential for future breaks with more impact might mean: Larsen C With all the brouhaha over the new Doctor being a woman, it might be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings
This Berkeley Lab study maps the space dust in the Milky Way. It's important for a lot of research, but it's also just cool to look at: Space Dust And in another space related link, this 3D flyover of Mars took three months to put together. And it was done by hand: Mars Flyover Here's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Space Dust, Mars Flyover, Cardboard Robot Arm, and Things to Cheer You Up
The second trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" has been released. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for this!: GotG2 Trailer #2 And, in case you missed the first one: GotG2 Trailer #1 Here's a look at a giant "sea blob". Kind of icky and fascinating all at once: Sea Blob … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Guardians of the Galaxy 2nd Trailer, Sea Blob, Photos of the Day, and 3D Printed Legs
The Hubble telescope has recorded what may be major activity under Jupiter's moon Europa: Water Plumes on Europa (Which is all well and good, but I can't help thinking of 2010: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE." Maybe we should just leave well enough alone?) … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!