My Next PC

How many PCs do do you count? Back in 2009, while building my current desktop, I tossed around the idea that unless I was teaching my future children how to do so, this machine would probably be my last complete build. Surprisingly that thought had absolutely nothing to do with us seemingly marching headfirst into the “Post-PC era,” due to the rise of smartphones and tablets. I will always have...

Book Review: Long Division by Kiese Laymon

Long Division by Kiese LaymonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars When a book is really good, I’m excited to get to the end to see what happens, but when a book is great, I’m most anticipating reading it again in the future. In Long Division, Citoyen ‘City’ Coldson is a wave brush-toting, slick-talking high schooler, growing up in present day Mississippi. After getting into a bit of trouble at school,...

What’s in Your Bag, Marvin?

I’m a huge fan of The Verge, on every level. It’s a toss-up as to whether it’s more because it’s a good source of credible and relevant tech coverage, or because it’s a beautifully designed site, that draws me in, with its bold colors and irregular structure. Regardless, I visit the site multiple times, daily to keep up on things around the net. Two regular pieces featured on the site,...

A Change is Gonna Come to a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

I’m a firm believer that in order for two people to have a proper argument (meaning productive), at least one person involved needs to be receptive to change. If there’s no give, they’re no different than two cubes of ice in an otherwise empty glass. They won’t come together until one or both begin to melt. In this way Star Wars and I have sat forever, always together but never mixing....