Over the past month or so, I dabbled a bit with helping dig up at the Santa Rita ruins,
|Ready To Break In A New Pair of Gloves|
Watching Belize Water Service
|BWS Dig, Digging and More|
and watching the BDF train
|BDF Training in Corozal Bay|
Let's see what else?
Books that I've been reading...
- The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen. Interesting take on time travel. There's a war between those who want to revise history and those who want to leave it as it was.
- The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser. About those personalized adverts and the personalized web experience. It ain't all it's cracked up to be.
- The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson. An alternate history - one of my favorite genres when done right. History, religion and society centered on the Black Death if it had been more severe. I'm only into it by eight or so pages.
About the personalized adverts on the web. I shop fairly regularly at places like Inyo.com, a pool supply place. It's weird. Every time I go to a web site and have a personalized ad for Inyo.com, I feel like never patronizing them again, because it feels really intrusive. Except, having read the Filter Bubble, I understand what's going on and can get past it. It still pisses me off, but I have more of a handle now on the game that is being played. It's only going to get worse, so we may as well get used to it. And figure out a way to play it back, somehow. Mess up their statistics.
That's it for now.