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Whew. So much to do these days. My writing got scuttled by some ridiculous drama back home, but i’m slowly picking it up again. I still need to write about Istanbul and Sydney and and and … Whew.

Anyway, my browser is getting clogged again. Here are tabs i’ve been holding open:

Picking up a story i thought about a while ago, but never wrote, i have a ton of historical tabs open including Google Timeline, The Victorian era, The Inquisition, Spanish Nationalism,
Falange, The Spanish Civil War, Golems, The history of Jews in Spain,
Specifically Sephardic Jews and Marrano. Some key people in that time period are Daniel Mendoza, David Ricardo, Benjamin Disraeli, Sabato Morais, Emma Lazarus, Benjamin N. Cardozo, David de Sola Pool and Basil Henriques. Also the Portuguese Inquisition. I think this map will be useful and this article about The Nemesis for said story. I mix all this together and i get … who knows?

Whew. If the story comes together the way i’m hoping, it’s going to be killer.

I’ve been absolutely stunned with The Rsa. Amongst other amazing projects, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts has a series of animations on cool philosophical insights. It’s like … but with cartoons!

Arg. I was going to go see Neil perform with Four Play, but sadly i’ll have to leave Australia before then.

I went through the long process of taking my netbook apart, so i could replace the screen, but discovered that my replacement LCD had the wrong cable form factor. Arg!

I’m extremely geeked about this project to crowd-source investments to fund projects.

Still futzing with the Virtualbox XP instillation on my Ubuntu laptop. I’m reading an article on how to make it more seamless.

Cat Rambo referenced this story by Barth Anderson, so i want to read it in the next few days.

I’m facinated with this low budget sci-fi thriller called “Monsters” by Gareth Edwards.

My God, this guy is my hero. The Khan Academy is one amazing dedicated guy who has posted over 1500 ten minute videos on mathematics, physics, biology, etc. His lessons are funny, direct and awesome.

This stuff is a little cheesy, but i’ve occasionally been looking at posts on The Happiness Project.

And of course, i’ve started following The Fiction-Writing Directorate again. They have an easy-to-follow method to get you writing. Write … OR ELSE!

Speaking of which, i should get back to it. Clarion Write-a-thon, ho!

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Need to save my browser again.


The Super TV-Be-Gone Kit, i am SO making one of these!

The slightly awesome, slightly creepy Minimum Wage Machine. Spits out pennies when the user turns a crank to produce electricity.

Many different plans to Build Your Own Solar Panel Array.

I’m really geeked about all the Open Source Hardware projects popping up all over the place.

I’m thinking about getting a membership on the Instructables site. I do likes to make me some stuff. 😛

I was just thinking that touch screens needed some tactile variation. Cool!

I’m appreciating MAKE’s Mischief Maker’s Holiday Guide. Ohhhhh yesss.

Under the “yeah, it was a little too good to be true” category, IBM claims to create AI Cat Brain Life.

World Change, an awesome project to bring together motivated people for positive world change. Nice!

I’m so incredibly geeked about this Urban Green Housing project in Dallas! (more pics here.)

An interesting look at Not In My Backyard.

When i look at PolitiFact’s Obameter, while there’s plenty i wish Obama was doing differently, he has so far kept quite a few of his promises.


After playing with a friend’s iPhone exercise app, i’ve been looking at Linux exercise programs. The three i’ve seen so far are SportsTracker, Open Fitness and Kipinä, (which looks to be open source.) We’ll see what works.


Thinking about Neil‘s “The Graveyard Book,” which i’m *ahem* just now reading (don’t tell Neil!) i’m looking over Kipling’s The Jungle Book for reference.

Neil also mentioned The Oblique Strategies deck at some point. I like the idea, wanna get a set for myself, or maybe ask for them for the holidays. [UPDATE:] I found an online generator. Cool. 🙂

In a recent conversation, Ellen Datlow mentioned the seminal horror/sci-fi story Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell. I didn’t *ahem* mention that haven’t actually read it yet. *embarrassed*


I’m looking at lots of ESL jobs. Also here. Oh, and i might need an International Driving Permit if i end up in Europe.

I need to register my new startup with the Central Contractor Registry page.

I also need to register us with The Lime Exchange.


Some awesome writing advice on i09 these days. One on “Your Crucial Character Isn’t Working. What To Do” and another from Ray Bradbury’s “Advice To Struggling Writers.”

Another writing book i’d like to pick up. Writing for Video Game Genres: From FPS to RPG.

These Tell Me A Story cards are cool and kind of cute.


This is neat. Learning new languages with Sign Language as an intermediary. Where Are Your Keys?: The Language Fluency Game.

I used to juggle. Eight Reasons You Should Learn To Juggle. With advice on how, too.

The World’s Most Beautiful Poop. What else can i say?

I love Love LOVE this Tom Gauld print, “Characters for an Epic Tale.” SQUEE!

And, once again, my browser feels much lighter. Ahhhh.

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I’ll post a World Fantasy Con update soon, but first i need to clear out some of these tabs before my browser drowns in content.

Jeff VanderMeer’s “Book Life” looks pretty interesting. He also posted a list of reasources on the book’s site.

Been playing with It supposedly increases your reading speed. We’ll see.

I got all excited about Ray Bradbury’s “Death Is A Lonely Business.” When i get home, i’m going to pick it up from the library. Nina says the protag is from “Dandelion Wine,” cool!

Wanna pick up a set of these Linux Stickers to trick out my laptop.

I twittered this, but i want to remember this List of Anarchist Science Fiction, there’s still stuff on here i haven’t read.

LOVE Virtual Box, i love it love it love it. With this install of XP, i doubt i’ll ever need a full Windows box again. *Squee*

How To Write Badly Well by Joel Stickley was pretty hilarious. Want to read the rest of it at some point.

Couple of pay-work sites i need to look over for my start-up: 10 Great Places to Find Web Design Jobs and
10 Great Places to Find Graphic Design Jobs (some overlap in both.)

This site rules: is a list of resources and guides for open-sourcing the world.

My God, can U.S. healthcare be any more disastrous? Here are some charts on how we rank against other countries. Pretty bleak.

Creepy and strangely beautiful. This guy crafted a big head mask of himself.

I’m kind of delighted that Christopher Lee got knighted.

[UPDATE] *ahem* E.J. points out that this Magnetic Fields album is from 2004. But is still lovely.

Apostrophe, learn how to use it!

A couple of info-mapping Linux programs: FreeMind and Semantik.

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My browser is getting out of control again, so …


I was thinking about where countries get their names (especially the names other countries call them). Here’s a neat list of Country Name Etymologies.

Wow, 100 Years of Design Manifestos, cool! (thanks, Noah!)

Emma Bull started this coolio writing project based on her love of Man from U.N.C.L.E., Shadow Unit!

My God, World of Goo is the most addictive game ever! (Thanks, E.J.)

I think Neil sent around this. An archive of comic book scripts. I’m thinking my next project after the novel will be a script, so, very useful. I also have been looking at a few how-tos, this and this weren’t too bad, but you should probably start with Scott McCloud’s Making Comics, and maybe this or this.

Oh, and i don’t want to forget this cute place in Montreal. I’m hoping to stay there sometime soon. *squee*

CATEGORY: of no interest to anyone

I have some work coming up where i need to program in *ack* Silverlight. Ignore this section.
Windows Presentation Foundation
Extensible Application Markup Language
Windows Presentation Foundation
Silverlight training vids and WPF training vids
.NET framework
move along, move along…


I’ve got big plans for this here page. Hoping soon to make a splash page with my publication covers and would love to have some separate feeds going for music and fiction.

The wordpress site has some interesting info on how to do it here.

And these plugins have a lot of potential for setting up what i want: WordPressMU, WP Hive, Virtual Multiblog, and Multiply.

CATEGORY: Learnin’

Because i’m stupid, i’m thinking about going back to school to get my MFA. (Advice welcome in the comments section.) A bunch of my Clarion friends have been helping out.

Actually, i should hit up Nalo, she’s pretty much doing what i’d like to do (traveling around, teaching courses everywhere and writing amazing stuff.)

Here’s a bit of what i’ve been thinking about:

Jeff Vandermeer started this exciting thread on MFA programs who respect “Non-Realist Fiction,” mostly in the UK.

My friend Monica pointed me at this MFA blog.

Obviously wherever i go has to respect speculative fiction. I’m seriously looking at Stonecoast, Warwick, Middlesex, Napier, University of Kansas, CU-Boulder, Chapman, Syracuse, University of Cincinnati, USC, The New School, Seton Hill and CCA.

I’ve also got tabs open for FAFSA and The Pell Grant.

Ok, that’s enough for now. Only three tabs open. Ahhhhhhh…

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All wired after a night a literary snarkery, reliving one of my favorite nights at Clarion. Real content and writing challenges coming soon, but for now, Tab Close!

I don’t think i quite have the hang of how Neil does this. But here’s what’s currently open in my browser:


Been meaning to read Benjamin Rosenbaum’s “Biographical Notes to
‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes
‘” for forever. I love his stuff. Soon, soon…

Also, possibly the single best short story title ever: Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs By Leonard Richardson


Want to read this Washington Post article on the posible upswing of the economy.


I’m slightly embarrassed that i started researching the rational behind the creation of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Moving on…


An acquaintance wants me to write a story about Sephardi Jews. She says Benjamin Rosenbaum will give me a cookie if i do.

The second i started actually doing research for a story, i became instantly addicted to Google Timeline.

Speaking of research, i want to write a story for John Joseph Adam’s The Way of the Wizard Anthology set during the Portuguese Inquisition. I think this map will be useful.

I found this article about The Nemesis for said story. I mix all this together and i get … who knows?


Really digging on Lilith Saintcrow’s Writers And Social Media: The Shoulds and Should NOTs.


Ahhhhh … that makes my browser much more slim and easy. 🙂