One of the few good things about this disaster of a Quakes season is that they signed this fellow during the summer transfer window, who has both vastly improved the defense and also seems like a pretty good person in general https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/29/how-a-rainbow-colored-armband-led-to-a-soccer-riot/
"Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou
The level of deceit documented here is staggering. An optimistic takeaway would be that Theranos was only possible at that particular moment in time when tech culture was most fixated on Steve Jobs and the idea that a single visionary, dictatorial leader was the key to innovation and success. But that undersells a lot of other factors that contributed to the rot: paranoia, toxic management, NDA abuse, etc.
"Provenance", by Ann Leckie
"Ancillary Justice" is a nearly perfect piece of SF; this is a lot bumpier. But what Ann Leckie does is so different from other SF, and so thoughtful, that I was still engrossed. As usual, the book navigates a set of competing aristocratic, norm-focused cultures and at times it feels like a comedy of manners. But it's also about how cultures regard and venerate history, and why humans collect such weird junk and tack it to our bedroom walls. It's great.
Muck next. Same sides.
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