This post is going to be long and bittersweet.My oldest friend passed away from Covid, this week.The news hit me very hard. Let me explain why.Back in 1963, I was on an annual vacation in Mexico City with my grandmother.Her husband was a contractor that built several apartment buildings and we had a small, top-floor … More COVID SUCKS!
Wow! What a ride!If, like me, you enjoy hard science fiction mixed with military and political action, Star Gods should be on your required reading list.While I thought it started a bit slow, the novel quickly picked up the pace and I found myself spending every spare minute jumping back into it. Ian Douglas is … More Review: Star Gods by Ian Douglas
One of the first major unskilled industries to feel the effects of robotics will the the migrant farm-worker community. Within the next decade, 90% of jobs currently filled by migrant workers will be replaced by robots.Here are links for just a few of the firms that form the tip of the iceberg. https://techxplore.com/news/2020-10-alphabet-lab-mineral-sustainable-food.html https://www.agrobot.com/
I love these books! Memorable characters and locations coupled with an engaging story line are the things that bring me back to an author’s work. Megan Mackie delivers all of these with the Lucky Devil series of books. I’ve read the first three out of five novels. They are “The Finder of the Lucky … More Review: The Lucky Devil Series
MeWe can look sparse when you first create an account and log on. The trick is to join a couple of groups and add some friends. Unlike FaceBook, it doesn’t push a bunch of unwanted stuff on you. They value your time and privacy so you can configure it as you wish. You can also … More MeWe Newbie!
Ken Bebelle and Julia May Vee have created a blending of history, legend, and language that I’m sure will be recognized as a major work. While the story itself is a rousing sword-and-sorcery adventure, I was greatly impressed with the flow of languages. As someone who speaks Spanish as well as English, I know it … More Review: Ebony Gate
It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish … More Maybe we don’t have it that bad?
My current desktop computer system is about seven years old. In the past couple of years, I’ve swapped hard drives and replaced a failing power supply. A couple of month’s ago, I decided to build a new one and started researching. My desktop is used for writing, web-surfing, video streaming, graphics, and occasionally some audio-video … More New Computer Part One
Or why new technology will always have victims The recent announcement of a five million dollar class action lawsuit against Ring and its parent company Amazon, prompted a discussion among family members. The lawsuit claims that Amazon and Ring are blaming owners of the cameras for not creating strong passwords while the plaintiffs claim Ring … More Intellectual Darwinism
Ever read a story and your mind’s eye envisions many scenes as if they were Hollywood major production shots? Your favorites actors pop up and you’re wondering who they are using for stunt doubles? Yeah. That’s how I felt when I opened the first chapter of Bleake’s Geek by Lesli Richardson. I marveled at how … More Review: Bleake’s Geek