I recently added a blog for stuff that doesn't fit here. It's pretty stripped down but should be exceptionally quick to load. It uses AWS CloudFront and Route 53 in order to serve content extremely fast.
A collection of ten short stories. A tour through time and space. Enter a strange past with stories that almost could be or might have been - A post office hides an unwelcome secret; a world where words are cyclical; cherry blossoms that herald something unspeakable and a boy who finds beauty among the tidal pools.
You pick it up here on kindle.
This month I am reading the following:
‘Desert Solitaire’ by Edward Abbey.
‘The Immense Journey’ by Loren Eisley
‘The Elementals’ by Michael McDowell.
‘The Unsettled Dust’ by Robert Aickman.
Wishing everyone a happy new year.
As with last year, these are in no order. They were all enjoyable and inspired me in some way.
Steve Roach - Emotions Revealed
Slashing Cousin - Fallen Gods
VHS Head - Sara Eat Neon
Jade Statues - Executive Towers
Devon Folklore Tapes - Mid-Winter Rites & Revelries
Pye Audio - Prowler
Samoyed - Saturday
Paper Dollhouse - Plutonic Rainbows
David Bedford - Instructions For Angels
Maurice Jarre - Fatal Attraction
MediaFired - The Pathway Through Whatever
Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden Of Delete
Keith Seatman - A Rest Before The Walk
New Order - Music Complete
Drab Majesty - Careless
Night Sequels - The Children Of The Might Make Music
Howard Jones - Human’s Lib
Mark Isham - The Hitcher
Wang Chung - Mosaic
The The - Hyena
Meat Beat Manifesto - Kasm02
Steve Roach - Etheric Imprints
Jon Brooks - Walberswick
Advisory Circle - Other Channels
John Carpenter - Lost Themes
Alva Noto - Xerox Vol 3
The Cars - Door To Door
Best Available Technology - Excavated Tapes 1992-1999, Vol 2
William Basinski - The Deluge
The Orb - Moonbuilding
William Basinski & Richard Chartier - Divertissment
Stewart Copeland - The Equaliser & Other Cliffhangers
Prince - Purple Rain
Tim Story - Beguiled
Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions 2
Night Sequels - Crime EP
Steve Wilson - Hand Cannot Erase
Paper Dollhouse - Aeon Flower
Steve Roach - Invisible
Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
It could be a scene from a science fiction movie. Deep in the Nevada desert, thousands of mirrors arrayed in concentric circles face the sky, lit up by the sun.
Rémi Coulom spent the last decade building software that can play the ancient game of Go better than practically any other machine on earth. He calls his creation Crazy Stone. Early last year, at the climax of a tournament in Tokyo, it challenged the Go grandmaster Norimoto Yoda, one of the world’s top human players, and it performed remarkably well. In what’s known as the Electric Sage Battle, Crazy Stone beat the grandmaster. But the win came with a caveat.
Finally solved the Kindle Previewer problem thanks to some kind person on the Amazon discussion pages. It's basically a hack because Amazon still haven't updated the application for El Capitan. At least it works again.
I'm still busy on stuff but the November date I mentioned earlier will now more likely slip into the new year.