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What I Read in 2018

What I Read in 2018

I read 20 books in 2018. Here is every book, ranked.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Michelle McNamara 5 of 5 stars American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Nick Bilton 5 of 5 stars Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon Jeffrey Kluger, 5 of 5 stars Astroball: The New Way to Win It All Ben Reiter 5 of 5 stars
Reinventing the Beige Book Page

Reinventing the Beige Book Page

Awhile back I listened to this episode of NPR’s The Indicator and was intrigued by the idea of the Fed’s Beige Book. I went looking for this book, thinking it’d be a pretty interesting read on occasion. I wasn’t wrong, but what I found was a site that is awfully dated. I understand it’s the government and keeping things nice and pretty isn’t exactly a priority. Needless to say, I thought it could use a refresh so I decided to do a quick mock up of a redesign.
No Man's Sky is Back

No Man's Sky is Back

The space exploration game just got a huge update and is still very pretty.

Well, it never really left. I’m the one that left. I loved the space exploration part but that got old pretty fast. I played it on PS4 when it came out and it felt a bit shallow and underwhelming. Now I’m starting over on the Xbox One X and I have to admit, the 4K and HDR look amazing. This game now feels like what I was hoping for at release.
The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

After spending a week in Colorado, I recognize the necessity of getting away from it all.

Colorado, USA
Last week my wife and I took a vacation. We spent 5 full days (along with 2 days worth of driving) in the mountains of Colorado fishing, hiking, reading, relaxing, and generally decompressing. Going through my day-to-day routine might bring consistency, but it also can wear me down after awhile. Couple that with the stresses of work and the world at large and I’m amazed I don’t have headaches more often.
On Roseanne

On Roseanne

We all know Roseanne Barr screwed up, but did social media make it easier?

I’m sure you’ve heard the news regarding Roseanne Barr, her tweet, and subsequent show cancellation.1 I’d like to talk about that for a few minutes. If you’re reading this hoping for a left or right-leaning argument for or against Roseanne Barr, you’re in the wrong place. Social media platforms have become a game-changer in many ways. People are able to stay in touch with distant family members and friends, share pictures, or have discussions with people that they know.
Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Write more. Read more. Learn more.

Write More. Starting today, I’ll write about anything and everything whenever I get a chance. I like to run and work on random projects. I do some programming stuff. That’s all going here. Everything, no joke. Read More. Whether it’s an audiobook or a mass market paperback, I need to read more. I log my reading over here. Learn More. I enjoy learning things, and I do some programming on the side to scratch the occasional itch.