Book Review – The Children of Húrin

There is no doubt that the Elder Days and First Age are my favorite era and works of J.R.R. Tolkien’s entire legendarium. The tale of The Children of Húrin is one of them. Having first read the original story in The Silmarillion and the additional writings of it in Unfinished Tales, I already knew the […]

HashiCorp Rocks!

It never really bothered me when companies use open source software and implement an “Open Core” business model around the software that they give for free (both as in freedom and beer). After all, I’m a capitalist as well (I also love my cash). This is the prime reason why I side with the open […]

Book Review – Unfinished Tales

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth is a collection of both new stories and expansion of stories from The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. That being said, it is absolutely necessary to read those books first prior to reading this one. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth is not a traditional […]

Happy 10 years!

So this blog is officially ten years old! Well, not quite. Technically, I began experimenting with WordPress 1.5 back in early 2005. Back then I was a still in college, on the now extinct ITT-Tech. At that time I wanted to learn the LAMP stack more in depth (I’m still learning since this is a […]

Book Review – The Silmarillion

I have read many books throughout my life, and I have to say, The Silmarillion is my favorite book of all time. This book has some really amazing stories, and it’s unique creation and publication made me love it even more. To start with, this book is NOT for everyone. Also I would definitely suggest […]

A Beautiful Irony

They’re very few things that can captivate me emotionally. This fan made video is one of those few. I’ve started reading The Silmarillion over the weekend, and the very first story in the book is called Ainulindalë. This story describes how the world in which Middle-earth resides in, was originally created. The beautiful irony of […]

Book Review – Tales from the Perilous Realm

Tales from the Perilous Realm is a collection of short stories and poems by J.R.R. Tolkien. As suggested by The Tolkien Society, I opted to read this book after completing reading The Lord of the Rings. NO SPILERS: One thing to keep in mind when buying this book is that not all of the stories/poems […]

Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day. Today is literally indeed a really important date in fantasy literature. If you want to impress your fellow geek friends, you can tell them that on March 25 TA 3019 was the day Sauron was finally defeated. http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/March_25 I’m happy to say, I finished reading Tales from the Perilous […]

I told you so #2

Well, what can I say. President Trump must be getting really tired of winning! A half-ass so called “Muslim” travel ban getting stalled. His wire-tap accusation revealed as a lie. Investigation on Russia ties, and now this health-care debacle. Trump must be getting really tired of winning! Shots fired pic.twitter.com/og2ook9Kjb — Scott Tranter (@stranter) November […]