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Tales From The Crypt

When I was growing up, a popular series of comics ended up in a groundbreaking horror show called Tales From The Crypt that had a complicated rights structure that has, mercifully, prevented it so far from being rebooted.  The show … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki:  Across The Pacific By Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl I had a lot of fun reading this book and thinking about its implications.  This is an enjoyable book of about three hundred pages or so that is written about an … Continue reading

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The Traveling Salesman And Me

One of the worst jobs I ever had involved doing door-to-door sales in both Tampa and Milwaukee, not an ideal task for an anxious and gouty person such as myself.  As much as I dearly love to rant from time … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railroads Of The Confederacy

The Railroads Of The Confederacy, by Robert C. Black III I love a book with a happy ending, although given the difference between the depth of coverage about the first year of the Civil War and the remaining three, and … Continue reading

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The Hunt For 0141

From time to time I find that much amusing matters come about at work [1], and for whatever reason computers are often at the base of it.  Earlier this week I commented about some of the computer problems that I … Continue reading

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Off The Reservation

I was tipped off to how rough a day it would be when I walked into the first floor where my desk had been last week–at least that part of last week that I was at work–and all I saw … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Study Of Open Hearth

A Study Of Open Hearth:  A Treatise On The Open Hearth Furnace And The Manufacture Of Open Hearth Steel by Harbison-Walker Refractories Company I must admit that I have no particular idea that this is a practical book for either … Continue reading

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Everything In Threes

It is said that there is a pattern that famous stars tend to die in threes.  Whether or not this pattern is a genuine one or not, it has long been recognized that groups of threes are soothing and form … Continue reading

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There Is No Net Neutrality

[Note:  Image taken from aeaweb.org.] Yesterday afternoon, as the work day winded down and thoughts and attention turned away from staring blankly at giant Excel files and towards more genial subjects, some of my coworkers began a passionate debate about … Continue reading

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Rise Of The Machines

As of late, I have received occasional reminders about the impending demise of a large category of McJobs in our current labor market as articles have discussed the arrival of robots in commercial establishments.  In many ways, this sort of … Continue reading

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