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A multifaceted journey through time
From the pharaohs to diet soda, from ancient Roman toilets to solenoids, and so much more – Daniel Messer (aka The Faceless Historian) takes you on the surprising twists and turns through the weave of history. Find out how events, no matter how unrelated they seem, can change history in the strangest and most amazing ways.
All My Rattling On
Essays, Musings, and Rants on Libraries, Technology, and Science
Libraries, technology, and science – these are a few of Dan’s favourite things.Collecting essays and rants on all of these subjects, All My Rattling On not only dives into those singular topics, but also their intersections with each other. RFID in libraries, online piracy, and the oceans of Enceladus — these are just a handful of the topics examined and explored. It’s a captivating buffet featuring a wide range of ideas and thoughts. Dan is never boring, often entertaining, and lacks any ability to keep his mouth shut or his hands off a keyboard. Once again he delivers another collection of essays to make you think and, just maybe, make you wonder.
Cyberpunk and culture on the edge of the Net
From the backwaters of the Web to the forefront of the Net, Daniel Messer explores the culture of cyberpunk and the high tech, low life philosophy. The cultural dissonance of Max Headroom, dancing Japanese salary-men, and online immortality; Digital Outback dives deep into the stranger and more unfamiliar parts of what it means to live online and exist digitally.
AM 800 – WRTH
The light is fading quickly as the sun sets behind the distant hills. You finish your coffee, buckle in to the driver’s seat, and pull back out onto the highway. As night falls, the traffic falls away. You’re the only one out here in the middle of nowhere. You turn on the radio, looking for something to cover the silence. But only a single AM station comes through.
WRTH – AM 800 is a collection of personal stories and essays about ghosts and the paranormal. Meet the librarian who kept working, even though she passed away a long time ago. Discover how, in strange times, even a ghost story can die and return as a shadow of its former self. And enter a famous haunted theatre for a paranormal performance witnessed by over 1,000 people.
Tonight, tune into WRTH – AM 800 for something from beyond the pale. After all, you won’t have much choice. It’s the only station you can pick up out here on a dark highway in the middle of the night.