Posts Tagged ‘Bark To The Future’

Happy New Years Eve!


December 31st, 2022 Posted 7:45 am

Happy New Year’s Eve! Have fun! Walking is a good way to go – no one ever got pulled over for WUI. Today is also the last day of the month, but we’re postponing the monthly Friend of the Month drawing to Monday, so tomorrow will be the last day for submissions. Just post a pic to the FB page!

(The digital version of Bark To The Future, the latest Chet and Bernie novel, is the daily deal today at all retail places. $2.99! With inflation, that’s close to free!)


Last Minute


November 23rd, 2022 Posted 7:06 am

Peanut oil? Check. Propane? Check. All systems go. Or at least some. Meanwhile, here’s an Amazon reader yesterday on Bark To The Future, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel:
“This one WAS literally and figuratively a cliff hanger. Love the Bernie Chet series. They never let you down! A great read.”

Portland Book Review


November 17th, 2022 Posted 7:20 am

We were going to leave the subject of Sam Bankman-Fried (although he’s going to be in the news for some time) but now he’s said something we want to bloviate about. But let’s skip that for now, and go with Portland Book Review on Bark To The Future, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel (in a series that can be read in any order!).


Crypto (More)


November 14th, 2022 Posted 7:12 am

Yesterday we touched on the ongoing tale of Sam Bankman-Fried (oh, what an apt character name!) and how we seem to have anticipated him (sort of) in the short story The Numbers After Two (available in the Short Tails collection). But there’s more (probably on account of how the writer of the Chet and Bernie series – namely me – sometimes gets bees in his bonnet. This is from Bark To The Future, the most recent C&B novel:

“Okay, Mr. Private Investigator, here goes. I’ve decided it’s not too late to do what I should have from the very beginning – get rich. How’s your understanding of algorithms, especially as they’re formulated for blockchain design?”

“Nonexistent,” Bernie said.

“Then I’ll give you the metaphor. Imagine a bicycle chain, with all the links, moving through the front sprocket wheel, and as they do a tiny identifier – it could even be a blob of paint – is automatically applied to every link, each paint color unique. Now, imagine running the chain backward, such that each paint blob gets scrubbed away. What have you got?”

“Money laundering,” Bernie said.

Mr. Kepler’s eyes opened wide. “You – you are with the SEC!” he said, and toppled off the stool and onto the floor, where he lay still.


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