From time to time I'll sacrifice an evening on a pulpy thriller but
preference goes the likes of Richard K. Morgan
or Neal Stephenson
When not devouring something silly, I'll often be poring over some
technical reference. XKCD
, and A Softer
rate high in my morning comics list.
I'm fond of heist
political or technological thrillers
. Sneakers, Enemy of the
State, War Games, Hackers, Thomas Crown Affair - you get the idea.
Plenty of ground for debate on solving social problems with
technical means. The last thing I watched on youtube was a teardown
of a rubidium frequency standard.
I am something of a caffeine
snob; it appeals to my
fondness for ritual and craft, especially the daily ceremony of
grinding coffee and running the aeropress. My cheesecake can take
on Bettie Page and Betty Crocker, any day.
Among other things, my car CD is a mix of Gotan Project
, VNV Nation
, Icon of Coil
and Bach cello concertos
seeking recommendations for a good baroque, chamber, or salon
orchestra; SFCO was a royal disappointment.