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Scott McNulty
Philadelphia, PA
A techie with an English degree.
Interests: macs, reading, writing, technology, scifi
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K.J. Parker is one of my favorite writers, which is odd because they don't exist. Well, I mean they do but that's not their name. K.J. Parker is the pen name of Tom Holt, another author, when he feels like... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Blankbaby
As I was reading Amatka I kept thinking about Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy, which I very much enjoyed. Each work (I consider the entire trilogy to be one thing, because I'm cool like that) is what the kids would... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Blankbaby
I have a thing about eyes. Just the thought of touching my eye completely grosses me out. This is why I have never bothered with contacts (plus I think I look good in glasses). And now that I've read this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blankbaby
What is "cybersport?" Why is it, and I can only assume here, slight chilly where ever the cybersport is happening, thereby requiring a light sweatshirt? Does the "comfortable, natural range of motion afforded" by the "articulated sleeves" mean this was... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blankbaby
The old one is very nostalgic for me, but the new one is much nicer I think. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blankbaby
I was going to start this review by admitting that I had no idea how I came to be aware of this book, but I'm pretty sure I can blame this article in the The NY Times. You see, dear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Blankbaby
I knew there was a problem when I had to limit myself to wearing 7 out of 71 of my Hawaiian shirts. Ok, don't get hung up on the fact that I have 71 Hawaiian shirts. That's not what this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Blankbaby
Alan Alda is well known for his acting career, but the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear his name isn't M*A*S*H but Scientific American Frontiers. He hosted that show for something like 11 years and feed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Blankbaby
My mom, Joan McNulty, died from colorectal cancer. It isn't on of those "glamorous" cancers that you hear so much about, mostly because I think people are more comfortable talking about breasts and lungs than they are colons and rectums.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Blankbaby
I'm sure the airlines have Android apps that replicate this functionality.
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Dieter Bohn in his review of the Surface Laptop (which looks pretty neat): One small note for potential Mac switchers: even though I find many of the third-party apps on Windows deficient compared to their Mac equivalents, the gap is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Blankbaby
Medium: Dry erase marker on glass. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Blankbaby
Marisa and I often head up to Western Mass to visit our friends Becky and Eric over Memorial Day weekend, and we did just that this weekend. This was a special trip because we finally got to meet Reed (their... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Blankbaby
Marisa says I look much younger with a trimmed beard. I asked how old I looked and she paused a moment and said, "38." Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Blankbaby
Donald Trump is being sworn in as president today. Some people are happy. Some people are not. Some people are just confused. I think Trump himself has realized that Presidents don't just appear on TV and lie about stuff, like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Blankbaby
I read 75 books in 2016 (I thought I had read 76 but Goodreads counted a book that I hadn't read in 2016, that sassy website). I've already blogged about some of my favorites, but here's the whole list (this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Blankbaby
Thanks to my handy Fitbit I know that I walked over 10,000 steps each day in 2016. My lowest step day was 11/18/16 (10,001 steps) and my highest was 10/18/16 (23,476 steps in Ireland!). In total I walked: Steps: 4,310,553... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Blankbaby
I like me some books, and I usually end up at Amazon to find out more about a book or another. Library Extension alerts you if any book you're looking at on or is available from the library... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Blankbaby
I love gadgets, but I hate charging them. I contain multitudes. This year marks a turning point in my charging life; I kicked individual chargers to the curb and picked up two multiport chargers. I'm never looking back (expect for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Blankbaby
This Christmas I spent a few days in Austin with Marisa's family celebrating Christmas. One of my father-in-law's presents was a night out to see Rogue One (with myself and Marisa, of course!). Being in Austin I wanted to check... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Blankbaby
This year has sucked, but it hasn't been all bad. I'm writing a post per day for the rest of 2016 talking about some of my favorite things this year. Find the rest of the posts in this series here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Blankbaby
This year I got myself an iPhone 7 Plus, which meant I needed to retire my super cool iPhone 6 Plus Lego case (man, that case is awesome). I am holding out hope that a new iPhone 7 Plus Lego... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Blankbaby
SEPTA is a word that triggers strong reactions from Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians in general. People outside of Philly are annoyed that they have to help pay for public transportation for folks in a city they don't live in (Thanks, PA!).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Blankbaby
Here's a fun fact about me: I have a podcast that's all about Star Trek. It is called Random Trek, and I think it is pretty fun. iTunes reviews say, "Great concept that doesn't really pay off!" Thanks to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Blankbaby