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2016 in books

January: Girt - David Hunt February: The Heist - Lee Goldberg and Janet Evanovich March: Murder can kill your social life - Selma Eichler April: The way some people die - Ross Macdonald, In Cold Blood - Truman Capote May:... Continue Reading →

Is Your Noisy Neighborhood Slowly Killing You?

Interesting article on Mother Jones. I'm now a city dweller but I grew up in a country setting so background noise definitely annoys me. It's obviously so much nicer to hear the wind in the trees and the birds singing... Continue Reading →

How to turn $10m into $520m in less than two years

https://foragerfunds.com/bristlemouth/dick-smith-is-the-greatest-private-equity-heist-of-all-time/ This is a little old but a very interesting read about how Anchorage Capital bought Dick Smith from Woolies and sold all their shares within a few years making _massive_ profit. We all know how Dick Smith ended up.

Enter the Grief Police

I liked this article from The Atlantic, Enter the Grief Police. Bowie's death is the first recent celebrity death that actually affected me and I saw a few people online saying essentially to get over it, that's something I've definitely... Continue Reading →

2015 in reading

Let's see what we've got here... Jan and Feb: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, The Passage by Justin Cronin. April: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, Emergence by John Birmingham. May and June: Resistance by JB,... Continue Reading →

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

I'm terrible at book reviews. Ask me to summarise a book and I freeze. I think about all that happened but stutter to explain it all in a few simple sentences and instead tell you in great detail about how... Continue Reading →

Creeping (creepy) surveillance culture

"As I wear this and walk around, it's checking all the faces I walk past and all the vehicles I walk past and notifying me if any of those people are on my watch list," This Stealth mode? item from NPR about... Continue Reading →


Really interesting article over at Deadspin about the man who was Vigo the Carpathian (that creepy painting from Ghostbusters II). Have a read and be unnerved with more detail than you ever knew you wanted to know. Deadspin: The Hateful Life and... Continue Reading →

Squiggles #4

Squiggles sounds a lot like an alternative Wiggles band to me now. I might have to think of another name >_< Ugh, I know.. thinking, right? LeLievre and Andrew Dyson riffing on the potential lowering of the age at which... Continue Reading →

The Girl in the Spider's Web

It's a long time since I read the original Millennium trilogy, not quite as long since I saw David Fincher's version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So to re-familiarise myself with Lisbeth, Mikael and all of the confusing... Continue Reading →

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