Category Archives: Reviews

My Sandy Timeline

Mid-April: I move to Hoboken, NJ with my 6-month pregnant wife and Bree and Max, my two 10-pound dogs. Some time in May: a relatively minor storm floods our parking garage and the nearby street. WTF? Lesson: Hoboken is really … Continue reading

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The Next Movie I’ll Watch

Cloud Atlas. From Ebert’s 4-star review: Even as I was watching “Cloud Atlas” the first time, I knew I would need to see it again. Now that I’ve seen it the second time, I know I’d like to see it … Continue reading

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Banks And Insurers: Full of Fail?

This is a neat little paper: How Complex Systems Fail. It is short, it is simple and it is absolutely PACKED with insight. Here is are some excerpts: 5. Complex systems run in degraded mode. A corollary to the preceding point … Continue reading

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Review of *Jiro Dreams of Sushi*

My family used to go on long vacations when I was a kid. One summer we found ourselves in a little town out West watching some kind of small time rodeo/outdoor fair. We ate lunch watching a country band. Culturally, … Continue reading

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Martinez vs Macklin Fight Review

Excitement can be had with any sport, really; I like watching boxing because it’s my preferred way of working out. There’s a heavy bag in my building’s gym and I bought my own double-end bag a few weeks ago to spice up … Continue reading

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You’re A Cultist, Too. Review of *Steve Jobs* [and *Clever*]

Boxing fans, like everyone else on earth, consume drama. ‘Action Fighters‘ draw the crowds with danger while skilled fighters, ironically enough, weave reality TV plot lines and talk trash to stay relevant. Drama outside the ring is still drama. Steve … Continue reading

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Fix The Future. Get Outta Your Bubble

From what I can tell, that’s about the upshot of Charles Murray’s book that’s set the blogosphere alight this past week. I haven’t read the book and probably won’t with the likes of this and this and this review giving … Continue reading

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