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How Linux Works by Brian Ward

Most of my friends would describe me as a techie. Hell, let’s not mince words, they’d say I am a nerd, and they’d be right. However, as a nerd, there is one part of my nerdly education that has been sorely lacking: Linux. (Actually, there are more holes than that, but we’re not concerned with them right now.) Sure, I’m ... Read More »

If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat; Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends On It” by Hugh Hewitt

I’m not a fence-sitter, so this book is both right up my alley and not exactly meant for me either. Hugh Hewitt, talk radio host and columnist for The Daily Standard and WorldNetDaily, wrote this book for exactly the reasons mentioned in the title: 1) He doesn’t trust Democrats with national security issues, and 2) He wants to beat them ... Read More »

Dog Faced Gods

Dog Faced Gods is a 5-piece band based out of the San Manuel Reservation, halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Their new CD, Stoned Council will be out on August 9, but I was lucky enough to get a 3-song promo CD including the songs “Brings Me Down,” “Desperately,” and “Save Me.” “Brings Me Down” starts with a simple ... Read More »

Eat What You Want and Die Like a Man

How many books have you read with forwards that start with “STOP! DON’T BUY THIS BOOK!”? For that matter, how many cookbooks have you bought that made you laugh out loud? Same answer, I bet. In which case, blogger Steve H. Graham has a cookbook for you: Eat What You Want and Die Like a Man: The World’s Unhealthiest Cookbook. ... Read More »

Golf for Dummies

Several times in the past, I’ve been surprised with how useful and informative the For Dummies and Idiot’s Guide books that I’ve picked up have been. They make great introductions to a subject, are generally decent references, and sometimes even make dull subjects entertaining. “Golf for Dummies,” the first in a series of For Dummies DVDs, follows that same formula. ... Read More »

Auf der Maur

Auf der Maur is the solo debut of the ex-Hole and ex-Smashing Pumpkins bassist, Melissa Auf der Maur. Therfore, I am either the perfect person to review this CD or the worst possible choice, depending on your point of view… Exhibit A: I change the radio when the Pumpkins come on. Exhibit B: I’ve never really listened to Hole on ... Read More »

Machine Head — Through the Ashes of Empires

I posted here about this album before I even heard it, passing on the news that Machine Head had finally found a label to distribute it in the US. Now that I’ve had a chance to listen to it, I might as well review it, right? Reviewer’s bias disclosure: Unlike many MH fans, Burn My Eyes was not my favorite ... Read More »

Damageplan — New Found Power

This album has already been reviewed on Blogcritics by Chris Puzak, who found it uninspiring at best. However, since I have a different opinion, I’m not going to let a little thing like repetition stop me! First, a reviewer’s bias disclosure so you can tell where I’m coming from: Pantera: Cowboys From Hell: B; Vulgar Display of Power: A; Far ... Read More »