Category: Books/Music/Movies

Updated reading list

Looking back at the 17 books I planned to read this year, it looks like I haven’t made much progress. I’ve finished four of them (Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!; Crossing the Chasm; The Cathedral and the Bazaar; and most recently The Diamond Age). The Diamond Age was good, but not as enjoyable as Snow […]

Bubba Ho-tep

Ariella and I saw Bubba Ho-tep at the Nuart last night. Bruce Campbell is incredible. Don Coscarelli is a genius. Basically, the plot involves Elvis Presley, JFK, and an undead Egyptian mummy. Brilliant. Campbell appeared in person to introduce the Friday night show. Too bad he didn’t make it last night. I would’ve liked to […]

The Goal by Eli Goldratt

I finished reading The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt back at the end of July, but only now (at 30,000 feet on my way back to LAX) have I finally found a free moment to sit down and write about it. Although the book was originally written almost 20 years ago, it does a great […]

Field Day by Shere

I was browsing through my CD collection this morning to find a few more albums to rip to my iPod and I came across Field Day, a funky acoustic pop album I hadn’t listened to in a while. It’s good. And now that it’s on my iPod, I’ll probably listen to it more. I really […]


I was just introduced to Guster, a 3-piece band from Boston. I like their sound. Ariella’s family came to visit this past weekend. On Sunday after brunch we gathered around my laptop to watch streaming videos from Yahoo! Launch. At 300Kbps, it’s an on-demand (albeit lower-quality) MTV experience. Avital, an undergrad at BU said, “Hey, […]