This section of my site is for random writings that don’t have their own headings. Many are also on my blog.
- Interpreting Behemoth and Leviathan: my response to the fantastical interpretations that I have run across.
Book Reviews and Notes
Some of these books are great and I frequently recommend them, others are awful and should be avoided. I also wrote a list of Books Everyone Should Read. As you can guess, I think you should read them.
- Renewable Energy for Your Home by Bryan and Belli
- Changing Planet, Changing Health by Paul Epstein and Dan Ferber
- Winning Our Energy Independence by S. David Freeman
- Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
- Proficient Motorcycling by David L Hough
- How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
- Craft Cider Making by Andrew Lea
- Making Craft Cider by Simon McKie
- Cool It by Bjorn Lomborg
- The Space Merchants by Pohl and Kornbluth
- The Merchants’ War by Frederik Pohl
- Real Cidermaking on a Small Scale by Michael Pooley and John Lomax
- Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols
- The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer
- timeline of important people and works
- The Compleat Meadmaker by Ken Schramm
- Cider, hard and sweet by Ben Watson
- Reading the Landscape of America by May Theilgaard Watts
See also: typeset public domain writing.
- Cheat Sheet site: a general computer help site.
- How to Evaluate a Techie: how to tell if a tech knows what they are talking about.
- “Drill, baby, drill!”: thoughts on the silly calls for domestic oil drilling.
- CO2 emissions and the new CAFE standard: how the 2010 update to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards will change the total amount of CO2 emitted by cars and trucks in the USA.
- The myth of American gasoline: debunking one version of a common statement.
- The Bakken Formation Oil email: Correcting one of the many “Drill here to solve all our problems” emails.
- Term Limits: Why I am now skeptical of the benefits of term limits.
- Gas prices and world car and bicycle production: A look at using graphs to interpret data.
- Car lifetime and miles driven: How long do cars last, and how far are they driven?
- Playing up the numbers: An example of playing up numbers and cherry-picking to suport a political position.
- Rare?: On a disingenuous broadening of the term ‘rare’.