After finishing the book Armageddon Complex by Richard Godwin, Close To The Bone publishing has sent me another book “A TIme For Violence: Stories with an Edge” for review.
To be reviewed by May 1st.
We have 3 authors that recently co-wrote with Stephen King. We have Max Allan Collins (“The Road to Perdition”) and John Russo (“Night of the Living Dead”). We have Richard Chizmar, Stephen Spignesi, Joe Lansdale, Bev Vincent…
Here is a blurb:
Throughout the years countless wordsmiths have produced their own story collections, but the book you are now holding is a love letter to the great anthologies of yesteryear, assembling stories by a variety of talents, packaged neatly and often connected by a singular theme.
Coffee machines aren’t just conveniences, they’re windows into the soul. Jonathan Beckman pours over the options
When political scientists examine the great divide of our age between nativists and cosmopolitans, they can point to a number of underlying causes: unemployment, class, education. But to my mind, the thing most likely to determine on which side you fall is your favoured hot drink. Recent American populism began with the Tea Party, a movement that memorialised direct action to lower the price of a brew. What unites Brexiteers across England, from golf-club bores in Godalming to trawlermen in Grimsby, is the love of a good cuppa. British patriotism has always come sodden in tea. Yorkshire tea is one of the nation’s great oxymorons – a brand that leads tourists to scour the landscape around Pontefract in search of the famous sub-tropical microclimate.Continue reading “What your method of brewing coffee says about you”
I found this solution a while back by calling the PowerShell Script via a
.VBS script. Not ideal but, it negates the window flash:
command = "powershell.exe -nologo -command C:\Scripts\YourScript.ps1"
set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Schedule this .VBS in the task scheduler and it will call your script the same as before.
有一句话是这么说的：“只有小孩子的世界才分对错，成年人讲究的是得体”。这是一句一下触动我内心的话。我只能遗憾为什么二十年前我没有听到这句话，没有悟出这句话。懂得了那么多的道理，却依然过不好这一生，主要的原因就是我们拿着小孩子的准则和世界观，生活在成年人的世界。连“得体”是什么都不知道，这是一种;两个世界的错误配搭，所以感觉过不好这一生。Continue reading “得体才是成年世界的唯一准则”
一箭之遥，准备从北开始，步行到南端思婆桥，外婆家就在桥堍，自扪为什么要选择平江路，这个问题，也许用一生也回答不完，看完小文自然明白。Continue reading “平江路”
It was March 27, 2014, and Satya Nadella was about to make his first public appearance as CEO of Microsoft. The tone, he knew, would be important.
Nadella’s predecessor, Steve Ballmer, was famous for making public appearances feel epic. At a 1991 meeting in Japan, he seemed to injure his vocal chords because he was screaming “Windows” with such force. In 2000, when Microsoft celebrated its 25th anniversary, Ballmer reportedly popped out of a giant cake. And in 2013, when he announced he was stepping down, he bid farewell to 13,000 Microsoft employees as “(I’ve had) The Time of My Life” blared through the speakers of Key Arena in Seattle. Through tears, the 6’5” Ballmer shouted, “Soak it in all of you. You work for the greatest company in the world.”
Nadella was not that kind of CEO.Continue reading “How do you turn around the culture of a 130,000-person company? Ask Satya Nadella”
George RR Martin’s platform switch reminds us of an early blogging giant greatly changed.
Last April, famed writer and hero-murderer George R.R. Martin announced that he was hoisting his ancient blog from his moldering LiveJournal onto his personal website. For casual Game of Thrones fans, it was a minor hiccup at best—most clicked the new link and never looked back. For a certain strata of enthusiasts, however, this was a far more momentous move. Described as “the last holdout” by longtime LiveJournal volunteer-turned-employee Janine Costanzo, Martin’s blog was perhaps the once-blogging-giant’s last bond to the world of great pop culture. So while the author may never finish his most beloved literary series, his simple act of Web hosting logistics truly marks the end of an era.Continue reading ““The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging”