Review: Riley Parra Season One

Riley Parra Season One by Geonn Cannon My rating: 3 of 5 stars It seems every year I’ve been reading a book about a detective working in our world, if our world was an urban fantasy. The last two I’ve read Dead Witch Walking and Neon Noir: A Delilah Street Paranormal Investigator Anthology were in […]

Review: Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way

Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way by Evandro Caregnato My rating: 3 of 5 stars The book starts off with a biography of the author, one of the founders of the Texas de Brazil restaurant chain. It then gives a brief history of where Churrasco came from in Brazil. After a primer on the tools and […]

Review: Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above

Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above by Ian Sales My rating: 1 of 5 stars I don’t usually say this because I can understand people having different opinions about fiction, but I’m baffled by the higher scores on this book. The first two in this quartet had a conventional plot; even if the […]

Review: White Sand, Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)

White Sand, Volume 2 by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars As per usual, the second volume in a trilogy keeps setting things up without any resolution. The same applies here. That said, I do like the forward momentum in Kenton and Kris’ respective stories. While it is nice to see an illustrated […]

Review: The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself

The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself by Ian Sales My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is definitely one of those stories that’s more about the journey than the destination. I was wondering the entire time what the point of the story was going to be. It literally took place en route somewhere […]

Review: The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection

The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection by Matt Moore My rating: 3 of 5 stars I gave this book a three, but it’s really more of a 3.5 rating. The stories of all the pitmasters that Matt Moore interviews are a 4. They really bring to bear the diverse people who […]

Review: Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming: Build robust and maintainable software with object-oriented design patterns in Python 3.8, 3rd Edition

Python 3 Object-Oriented Programming: Build robust and maintainable software with object-oriented design patterns in Python 3.8, 3rd Edition by Dusty Phillips My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve rarely done object-oriented programming in Pytnon and haven’t done any serious OOP since undergrad, nearly 20 years ago (and in Java). i found this book to be […]

Review: Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first book I started in 2019! I started reading it yesterday while working on photos (sometimes writing metadata to the files takes a little bit so I wanted to have some reading to do while waiting). That evolved into me […]

Review: What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy

What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy by Rokudenashiko My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first heard about Ms. Rokudenashiko on the Daily Show years ago. A couple years ago I remembered her story and added the book to my wishlist. In 2018 I got it for […]

Unity 2D Game 3: Block Destroyer

My journey through 2D game development using the Unity engine continued with our third project: a clone of Brick Breaker or Arkanoid. In case you’ve never seen it before, this is Arkanoid: It’s got a pretty important legacy, Breakout, the version that Atari created, was an important stepping stone for the two Steves of Apple […]

2019 Concert #5: The PDX Broadsides with The Misbehavin’ Maidens

I would have backed The PDX Broadsides’ Kickstarter for Relatable Content no matter what because I loved Trust Issues and I enjoy nearly all of their older songs. But the thing that made me spread the word everyone and try to get more backers was that they had a goal to do an East Coast […]

Review: I Fight Dragons – “Canon Eyes”

I have been following I Fight Dragons for almost a decade now, including their journey from self-produced to being a label band and rejecting that to going back to being self-produced. I was a backer on their last album, the ambitious concept record The Near Future. That was a seemingly long five years ago. I’ve […]