Time Sinks

Thanks to an LJ friend, I spent a whole lot of the last few days read­ing The Law Dog Files. The man real­ly does need to put togeth­er a book of his sto­ries, or maybe a few books, because he is hilar­i­ous. I don’t entire­ly agree with his pol­i­tics, but I don’t entire­ly dis­agree, either. […]

Nerd Joy!

We’ve been scan­n­er-deprived for many months now, because the mul­ti­func­tion print­er gave up the ghost. We acquired an old­er mod­el HP scan­ner via Freecy­cle a while back, but it would­n’t work. The mov­ing bit inside had been locked down for trans­port, and just would­n’t unlock. It is nev­er a good thing when you get a […]

Methinks I Need to Safeword

I’m about 3/4 of the way through The Dev­il’s Right Hand by Lilith Saintcrow—3rd of 5 or 6 books in the Dante Valen­tine series—and I don’t think I can take any more. I want to know how the sto­ry ends. I real­ly like some of the char­ac­ters. I just can’t stand the main char­ac­ter! She’s a […]

Blah — Spammers Are Scum

Not that it’s news to any­one, I know. But Defen­sio was down this evening (because of an Ama­zon serv­er fail­ure), which meant that all of our sites have been slammed with com­ment spam. They all get hit con­stant­ly, but it’s usu­al­ly a non-issue because Defen­sio fil­ters almost 100% of the crap before we see it. […]

TotD: Ray Kurzweil on Change

Ray Kurzweil, The Sin­gu­lar­i­ty is Near: When Humans Tran­scend Biol­o­gy Cen­turies ago peo­ple did­n’t think that the world was chang­ing at all. Their grand­par­ents had the same lives that they did, and they expect­ed their grand­chil­dren would do the same, and that expec­ta­tion was large­ly ful­filled. Today it’s an axiom that life is chang­ing and […]

Review: Spectre by Phaedra Weldon

Spec­tre by Phae­dra Wel­don My review rat­ing: 3 of 5 starsH­mm. Spec­tre feels less like a sequel to Wraith than a chap­ter two, if that makes any sense. Both books are full-sized nov­els, but they’re so close­ly relat­ed that book two would­n’t make any sense with­out hav­ing read book 1 (and the novel­la in between). […]

SBQ: Overdyed Floss or Hand-dyed Fabric?

I’m quite late with the cur­rent Stitch­ing Blog­ger’s Ques­tion, which is: If you had to choose, would you rather spend mon­ey on overdyed floss or hand-dyed fab­ric? Overdyed floss, cer­tain­ly. I’ve only pur­chased one piece of hand-dyed fab­ric, and nobody is like­ly to go, “Oh, wow!” about the effect in the fin­ished piece (although I’m happy, […]

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