The first quarter of Complex Analysis is slowly drawing to a close

The first quarter of Complex Analysis is elderly drawing to a close.

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There’s still plenty of time to join us for the second installment in January!

Chris Aldrich is reading “Recess Eatery is Highland Park’s stunning new pub for the masses”

Read Recess Eatery is Highland Park's stunning new pub for the masses by The East Sider LA (theeastsiderla.com)
Opened yesterday.

Chris Aldrich is reading “The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists”

Read The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists by Akhil Reed Amar (TIME.com)
The Founding Fathers had something particular in mind when they set up the U.S. presidential election system: slavery

Chris Aldrich is reading “An important announcement for all Readability API users”

Read An important announcement for all Readability API users by Readability (Medium)
This is a message to all Readability API key-holders. Here’s what’s happening:

Chris Aldrich is reading “The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016.”

Read The Readability bookmarking service will shut down on September 30, 2016 by Readability (Medium)
After more than five years of operation, the Readability article bookmarking/read-it-later service will be shutting down after September 30…
I really wish I’d heard about this before September! And certainly before today… I know I used it fairly frequently in the early days of the service. I do remember that they did have a some nice functionality for sending articles to the Amazon Kindle too. Not sure how much data I may have lost in this particular shutdown, but I do wish I’d had a chance to back it up.

I am glad that bookmarks are one of the post types that I’m now saving by posting on my own site first though. For more of my thoughts on these post types, take a look at:

Chris Aldrich is reading “Donald Trump’s Lies About the Popular Vote”

Read Donald Trump’s Lies About the Popular Vote (NYTimes.com)
The president-elect seems to feel threatened that more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton.

📖 57.0% done with Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

📖 57.0% done with Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

We’re starting to go somewhere, but I can sadly already almost predict the ending. In particular, there was a ham-handed mention of a car that gave the whole thing away for me.

Of all of the Fletch books, so far this one seems to be the biggest influencer for the creation of portions of the movie Fletch Lives, which was otherwise made out of whole cloth based on the character.

“I suspect it’s not every man’s dream to discover his son is a cop-killing, escaped convict, racist, hate-group organizer.”

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This revealing quote could have been its own stand-alone teaser text.

Added on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:46:53 AM

Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald
Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

🎵 Hall & Oates – Rich Girl

Listened to Rich Girl by Hall & Oates from RCA, January 22, 1977
"Rich Girl" is a song by Daryl Hall and John Oates. It debuted on the Billboard Top 40 on Feb. 5, 1977 at number 38 and on March 26, 1977, it became their first (of six) number-one singles on the "Billboard" Hot 100. The single originally appeared on the 1976 album Bigger Than Both of Us.

Chris Aldrich is reading “York Boulevard restaurant changes name and menu only months after opening”

Read York Boulevard restaurant changes name and menu only months after opening by The Eastsider (theeastsiderla.com)
HIGHLAND PARK — Recess Eatery, the large and ambitious restaurant that opened in January after lengthy delays, has undergone an abrupt transformation. Recess and its Mediterranean-inspired menu have been replaced by 51 Tavern, “a cross between a neighborhood tavern and a small town restaurant,” according to the restaurant website. One diner who tried the 51 ...

Chris Aldrich is reading “10 Great Last.fm Apps, Hacks and Mashups”

Read 10 great Last.fm apps, hacks and mashups (The Next Web)
A look at some of the best apps, hacks and mashups available for music streaming and scrobbling service Last.fm.
Curious about alternatives Last.fm’s broken RSS feeds and what people are doing with their listening data. Some relatively interesting ideas in here, but nothing earth shattering. One or two were focused on visualization, but otherwise nothing I felt I could use.

🎵 Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams – Remastered

Listened to You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates from Voices (RCA Records, May 2, 1981)
"You Make My Dreams", sometimes referred to as "You Make My Dreams Come True", is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates, taken from their ninth studio album, Voices (1980). The song reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981.
https://open.spotify.com/track/4o6BgsqLIBViaGVbx5rbRk

📖 25.0% done with Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

📖 25.0% done with Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

We’re off like a shot. Somehow it doesn’t seem terrifically believable that the escape convicts so easily take Fletch’s advice on where to hide, but he does a fantastic job of coralling them in the opeining.

Some of the overt “Southernness” feels overdone to me, but perhaps it was the effect of Mcdonald’s many years living in Tennessee which had a tarnishing effect.

Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald
Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald