Posted on September 12, 2011 by purpleslog
Posted on August 29, 2010 by purpleslog
I haven’t been able to add items to my cart all weekend.
WHen I “click” on to add to cart, a “loading” layer comes on the screen…and then nothing.
While this will save me money, it is quite annoying.
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Posted on August 27, 2010 by purpleslog
I didn’t actually read Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy. Somehow, I had managed to not read it after all of these years.
Instead, I listened to a Radio/Podcast adapation from the BBC.
The 5GW actors are sort of Puppet Master 5GWers, acting over long timeframes using magic a new science to make perfect predictions over long time frames.
It was mildly entertaining.
It has no lessons for those looking for 5GW lessons for the real world.
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Posted on August 13, 2010 by purpleslog
I ordered the print version of The Handbook of 5GW last night from Amazon.com. It does appear to be in stock and shipping even though the Pub date is September.
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #251,817 in Books as of 13 Aug 2010
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Posted on July 16, 2010 by purpleslog
Posted on November 30, 2009 by purpleslog
These are things I have been reading but really haven’t mentioned.
The Candy Bombers by Andrei Cherny
This was a great history book on the personalities and politics (stories both big and small) around the Berlin Airlift. I didn’t know much about this incident other then a mental paragraph or so filed away. This is a book about unlikely heroes behind the scenes, diplomacy, public diplomacy, the cold war and politics. It was both fun and enlightening. I highly recommend it. It is a keeper.
The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
This was an excellent one-volume political and military history of the Korean War
Shadow of the Sword by Jeremiah Workman with John Bruning
This a good memoir of heroism and PTSD from the Iraq war.
The Edge of Disaster by Stephen Flynn
This is a Resiliency-as-national-goal public policy book. It is a slim quick read with some interesting suggestions.
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Posted on December 8, 2008 by purpleslog
I was wondering why there wasn’t anything new popping up in RSS.
Here are my War Nerd book notes (short version: I liked it and think it was a valuable read).
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