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David Grigg
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Editor, fiction writer, blogger, software developer, technophile, based in Melbourne, Australia.
Editor, fiction writer, blogger, software developer, technophile, based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Just out: my production for Standard Ebooks of Charles Dickens' best novel (IMHO), Bleak House .

Free, libre, open-source ebook in multiple formats. Beautifully formatted and structured, a delight to read.

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A brief review of one of the masterpieces of Victorian “sensation fiction”.

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What he said.
PSA: US Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment: November 1 - December 15, 2017

Open enrollment for 2018 will begin on November 1, 2017, and end on December 15, 2017 in all states that use HealthCare.gov. This applies both on and off-exchange. State-run exchanges have been encouraged to follow the same schedule, although HHS acknowledged that state-run exchanges might run into technical difficulties since the open enrollment schedule was changed late in the game, in April 2017.

Please re-share, as the present U.S. administration have slashed awareness funding.

https://www.healthinsurance.org/faqs/what-are-the-acas-enrollment-periods-and-when-can-i-enroll-outside-of-the-open-enrollment-period/

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I seriously don't understand this.

A Windows PC which has been isolated from the Internet for at least two months -- no wireless dongle, no Ethernet connection -- is now busily updating itself.

WTF?
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Interesting. Just turned on my Windows 10 computer and it's telling me that it's working on installing updates. This is very surprising.

Why is it surprising? Because this PC is not connected to the Internet, has no wireless device or Ethernet connection, and has not had for at least two months.

Figure me that?

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Here's a project I've been working on for Standard Ebooks (standardebooks.org) -- a nicely formatted version of Wilkie Collins' forgotten classic, "No Name". Forget Dickens. Collins is much more entertaining.

This is a FREE ebook, by the way. Open Source, too.

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After several years, "Pocket Wings" is still one of my favourite iPad games. It's a non serious flight simulator which is a lot of fun. Here I am after landing on a balloon -supported runway in the sky.
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"Why doth treason never prosper?"

Because Fox News always insists that it's fake news. Or that treason is good for the country.

Via +Steve S.
1) At the G20, tRUMP and Putin agreed that they would not interfere in each other's domestic affairs. So Putin will continue to jail and murder opponents, journalists and dissenters and try t o "annex the old USSR.

2) They made a pact to work together on cyber-security even though Russia whacked the DNC and interfered in the election. He walked back on it, but STILL... it is ludicrous.

3)He asked Putin twice if he interfered in the election. Putin said no and tRUMP was satisfied... because we all know former KGB do not lie...
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I used to own a lot of these (admittedly the British Reprint Editions). They are full of treasures, particularly the illustrations by artists like Ed Emshwiller and Jack Gaughan).

Don't miss, for example, the magazine serialisation of Bester's The Stars My Destination or the first publication of Vance's The Dragon Masters.
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