Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

Kvick Tänkare

Good news/bad news:

The Bad:  Don MacDonald has finished his great web comic about Machiavelli.

The Good:  Soon he should be announcing publishing details about it.  He’s done really beautiful work on a great subject.

I think a corollary of Rule 34 of the internet should be ‘If it happened, there are reenactors for it.’  Who knew people reenacted the Finnish Civil War?  Check out the photo spread here.

The War Department at Kings College is turning 50 and they’re celebrating by releasing a number of podcasts on the impact of war studies on various aspects of conflict.

In 1632, the Swedish king, Gustavus Adolphus was killed at the Battle of Lutzen.  A number of researchers are trying to find out more about the men who fought there by examining the remains of a mass grave from that battle.

The Kindle Fire may not be an iPad but it’s low price has meant it’s gotten a lot of users which, in turn, means its app store is getting better.  Two recommendations are the relaxing yet compelling game Quell and the other is the environmental sound player Ambiance.  Do yourself a favor and check these out.

Finally, this is intended to be a post about bad bosses within the IT field but, unfortunately, I don’t think the lessons are confined to that field.