Author Archives: mfinocchiaro

About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.

Dune Overview and Chapterhouse: Dune Review


Introductory notes: Some initial notes for building my impressions of Dune where book references are denoted by D1-D6 for the 6 volumes of the trilogy – warning – there are some spoilers below, but once again if you have read … Continue reading

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The Painting That Ate Itself


[UPDATED – see the end if you already read the article before 29 June, 2018] When we see art in a museum, we are often under the false impression that it is eternal. I mean, the paintings were painted long … Continue reading

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COME DINE WITH ME, NAIROBI


Originally posted on Nairobi Pedestrian:
Hmmm, it’s been a while. So, what’s happened? My country is up for a presidential re-election. DJ Mo almost broke the internet after revealing that he had subjected his wife to 5 tests before deciding…

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)


I picked up Ghost in the Shell as a manga in Tokyo nearly 20 years ago and was blown away. The story of Major Motoko Kusanagi with her friend and subordinate Batou of the cybernetic eyes and her boss Lt … Continue reading

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My first book! The Gramble Chronicles I: Sophie’s Playlist


Yes, I have been away from WordPress for too long, but I was productive. In 2016, I read 218 books totally 73000 pages – spanning the work of Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon among many, many others. … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Logan (2017) – Wolverine’s Last Gasp


It has been a LONG time since I have written a blog entry. It isn’t like I haven’t watched the slew of science fiction and superhero flicks since The Martian, I just was focused elsewhere including writing my own book. … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Martian (2015) – Pretty good but predictable sci-fi [UPDATED]


Now, I have never claimed to be a big Matt Damon fan, and so I had a bit of reluctance to give him a chance in The Martian. m.poulet and I saw it a few nights ago and I was … Continue reading

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