Wednesday What We’re Reading (Apr. 15, 2020)

Reverse Tax Day edition! (Your correspondents got their economic stimulus payouts today. If you’re due one and don’t need it, consider sending it, or some of it, to a local food bank.)

Books and Other Media

  • I read Under the Eagle, which I found at a library sale a while ago. It’s the first in a long line of historical military fiction set in Imperial Rome. I’m likely to try to find some others.
  • I will be reading the next two Jim Butcher books, which are due out this year. Finally.
  • I’m presently reading the My Hero Academia manga, because I enjoy the show and have a lot of time on my hands.
  • Parvusimperator is reading entries in the Australian Army Journal.

The Game’s Afoot: Tactical Decision Game #1

Wuhan Coronavirus



Science and Technology

  • SEO ruined the internet
  • Google ruined the internet – By, the argument goes, emphasizing popularity over accuracy. I think this is true, but the causality is reversed. People used to care more about being right or linking to correct things on the Internet. We here actually feel the recency bias pretty keenly. Many of our (by which I mean parvusimperator’s) most popular articles were written a few years ago, which is eternities in Internet time.


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