39 Reasons Why

We finished the third season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix last night. It's an interesting show based on its subject matter and based on the fact that the first, second, and third seasons have 79%, 25%, and 12% ratings respectively. Contrary to many people we didn't actually like the first season that much. It …

Reflections on Chernobyl

HBO's Chernobyl Miniseries starts up this Monday and I decided to get familiar with the topic again prior to the first episode. I just finished re-reading Andrew Leatherbarrow's Chernobyl 01:23:40 and James Mahaffey’s Atomic Accidents, both fantastic books. I love abandoned places, enjoy science and technology, and have a small obsession with disasters; Chernobyl fits …

2018 Holiday Gaming

The holidays are an opportunity to celebrate the season, spend time with family... and play video games! I'm off for 11 days in a row this year and while some of my time will be spent with the fam, some will also be spent gaming (and some working on the house). Here's what I'll be …

Bi-Annual PC Upgrade

I bought a custom-built gaming PC four years ago so I could upgrade it incrementally and avoid buying a new PC every couple of years to keep up with games. Over the long run this would provide me with a better system for less money.  The original machine came with a high-end fourth-generation Core i7 …