Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Choosing a desktop CPU: three recommendations

Building a new computer? Want to know the best CPU choices for your budget? In this article I apply an objective and replicable method to the 58 CPUs currently available on the consumer market. I'll give you twelve good options before recommending the best three.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Review: Peter Hook and The Light

Peter Hook and The Light
The Big Top, Limerick, Ireland 
10 November 2022

The revenant is that which returns. 

This thought is foremost after hearing Peter Hook and The Light, who tour the catalogue of Joy Division, keeping alive songs that otherwise can only be appreciated in recorded form. The group animates these tunes through exaggeration, adding metal guitar flourishes, over-pronounced dynamics, and fist-pumping choruses to songs ("Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Transmission") which don't deserve the fate of such normative interpretations. Could these sensations make me feel the pleasures of a normal man? In part, yes.