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Welcome to my new digs

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

… same as the old digs. But on a new server! I’m not usually one to complain, but my last web host had too many outages lately for me to hang on to it. So now here I am on APIS Networks, based on research and positive commentary. Pretty exciting for you guys, huh. … […]

Thoughts on a murder

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

There was a shooting today at our local Best Buy. It’s not even a particularly crime-ridden part of town. Apparently a guy ran up to someone else as they were entering the store and shot him several times in the back. The police estimate he fired a dozen shots, eight of which hit his intended […]

Or not

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Never mind. I found a copy in my Dropbox folder. All hail Dropbox, saver of crappy novels. Check out “Squirrelburbia” in that link over there, or this link right here for that matter. Or not, according to your inclination. I’m not the bossa you.

A disaster, wrapped in a tragedy, covered with a crunchy candy coating

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Welp, I may have lost the 2010 NaNo novel for good. The motherboard went kaput on my old computer and I only seem to have a backup of the novel from about November 7, 2010. That’s maybe a third of what I had written when I gave up. Suuuuuuck. I mean, yes, it was unfinished […]

Another NaNo, another novel

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Just wrote another book. Yawn. This one was a little easier than the last one, though that’s like saying pooping a bowling ball is easier than pooping a Volkswagen. (What is it with me and scat analogies for writing?) (Heh heh, anal-ogies.) ANY old way. This one involves hermits from all across history who learn […]

Using a Mac: A Beginner Speaks

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Woo. I’m a Mac. Since it’s (legally) impossible to write Mac or iPhone software on anything other than a Mac while Apple really knows how to stick it in your vein, I’ve bogarted an old MacBook at work and started setting it up as a developer machine. It only has OSX Leopard, not Snow Shrimp […]

Fail like a whale

Monday, April 18th, 2011

NaNoWriMo went down in flames. I got to 35,000 words and realized I didn’t like what the main character was doing, but didn’t want to backtrack and start that chapter over. And so pchooooo follow the smoke plume all the way down and OH too bad. I’ll post its smoking corpus here in a bit.

NaNoWriMo 2010: Sometimes the book writes you

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I’ve been participating in the National Novel Writing Month for the past four years now, and actually won last year, but for some reason this year is like pulling a rusty nail out of a wet board. I guess part of that is that I’ve given myself a unique challenge this year: Try to write […]

Too damn connected

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

My wife gets on me (not literally … well, okay, occasionally, but that’s not the point of this sentence) for spending too much time on the Interwebs. I spend eight hours a day working on a corporate website, then go home and unwind mostly by surfing for a few hours. I spend most of my […]

A serious offer

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

I’ve decided to make a gigantic Hail Mary effort for success. It has a lot of chutzpah, so maybe people will mistake that for effort and give me money. I’m going to sell the dedication to my entire future creative output for the price of a single 30-second Super Bowl ad. Yes! Rather than waste […]

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