A Eulogy For Chester Morris
originally posted: 2017-09-11 23:00:00
Chester Morris was an actor on stage, film, and radio. He died forty-seven years ago today. He's mostly forgotten now, but I still enjoy his work, particularly his most famous movie and radio role: Boston Blackie.
John Chester Brooks Morris was born February 16, 1901 in New York City. His parents were stage actors, and at 15 he dropped out of school and began his lifelong career on the stage, on...
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A Eulogy For Bob Bailey
originally posted: 2017-08-13 15:51:45
Bob Bailey died 34 years ago today. And while our story ends there, it doesn't start there. Instead, we start with—
The Strangely Specific End Of The Golden Age Of Radio
Technologies, particularly entertainment-delivery technologies, have a finite lifetime. They're invented, they become obsolete, and if they're lucky they get some use in between. The most...
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A Quick 2017 Survey Of Rolling Linux Distributions
originally posted: 2017-03-14 02:14:20
tl;dr: I tried a bunch of rolling Linux distributions. Then I gave up. Then I won!
What I'm Using Right Now, And Why
When I switched from Windows to Linux in 2007, I had to choose which "distribution" to use. What's that mean? Well, Linux isn't like Windows or OS X—there isn't just "one" Linux you go and get. Technically Linux is just the kernel,...
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