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Observers Of The Breakdown

For a variety of reasons I tend to find myself around broken things a lot [1].  I have often wondered if the experience of brokenness and the recognition of it are related to the experience of seeing oneself as surrounded … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lexicon

Lexicon, by Max Barry This is a fascinating book whose depth and dark turns have only been hinted at in previous novels by the author, and it is precisely the sort of book that one would want to see in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Company

Company, by Max Barry After writing two novels [1] dealing with real companies before which he had to write abject disclaimer notices begging the companies not to sue him for the ridiculous and over-the-top activities that he wrote about, Max … Continue reading

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Book Review: No God But Gain

No God But Gain:  The Untold Story Of Cuban Slavery, The Monroe Doctrine & The Making Of The United States, by Stephen Chambers I found this to be a compelling and rather frightening book.  The author has clearly done a … Continue reading

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Camera One

For a variety of reasons, I suppose, I am fond of cynical songs about fame and popularity and all of that.  I suppose it is easy to be cynical if one has no expectation of ever being famous, but I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Machine Man

Machine Man, by Max Barry Having read a couple of the author’s books a couple of times already [1], I was somewhat prepared for the approach the author would take here.  If you have read any of the author’s works, … Continue reading

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The Other Side Of Outsourcing

Often one reads of the way that so many tasks are outsourced and the way that companies feel that they can have tasks done by others for cheaper than they can do it for themselves, but often the practical outcome … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Split The Difference

Never Split The Difference:  Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, Chris Voss with Tahl Raz I read this book after a bit of time, since someone recommended this book to me some time ago and the book was … Continue reading

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Censoriously Yours

Yesterday in my e-mail, I received a notice from PragerU that they were suing Google, the owner of YouTube, over the way that their videos have been treated.  According to their statement, more than 40 videos had been flagged as … Continue reading

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A Hidden Cost Of Regulation

As I comment on from time to time [1], I work as a data scientist for an insurance broker that hardly anyone has ever heard of.  In recent months I have been made responsible for processing commissions not only for … Continue reading

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