Author Archives: Max

Chocolate Brownie Torte

Here’s a favorite recipe of mine.  It is almost impossible to screw up and results in an elegant-looking dessert.  Your guests will think you’ve slaved for hours to produce a gourmet treat, when in fact you’ve spent about thirty minutes … Continue reading

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Building a Computer, Part Four

Okay.  So far, we’ve got the motherboard, the processor, the memory, and the power supply.  Along the way, I mentioned an after-market fan for the CPU.  In this post, I’ll go over the other elements I put inside the case. … Continue reading

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Building a Computer, Part Three

I’ve been a bit delayed with this series.  Life has this way of intervening.  On the plus side, there have been galley proofs to read for Seeking Hyde.  On the not-so-plus side has been a root canal treatment.  That turned … Continue reading

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Building A Computer, Part Two

The Motherboard In many ways, the motherboard is the most important choice you will make. All of your other hardware plugs into your motherboard, one way or another, and so it determines almost everything you’ll eventually be able to do … Continue reading

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Building a Computer, Part One

Why do this anyway? I admit it. I’m a geek. I’m so geeky, I build my own computers. I even built one for my ex-wife. It turns out that this isn’t as hard as it used to be. Now-a-days, the … Continue reading

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The Turing Test

Will computers ever become more human?  How smart are computers, anyway? I don’t know about yours, but mine computer’s pretty dumb.  I mean, if I want to count something, like the balance in my checkbook or the scores in my … Continue reading

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Revising and Mid-Book Doldrums

I just finished a day of making revisions to Seeking Hyde, due for release on October 22. This novel is a high-tech thriller that uses some cutting-edge ideas from genetics and epigenetics to drive the plot.  The plot frame includes … Continue reading

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Sociopaths and Morality

Psychologists do interesting things.  Pair them with neuroscientists, and we begin to get an inkling of how we think and how our brains work. Here’s an experiment.  Describe the following scenario to a group of subjects.  You are standing on … Continue reading

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