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Thomas Jefferson: Lifehacker
On Saturday, on a whim, we drove down to Monticello to visit the home of Thomas Jefferson. One of the many things I like about living in this area is the rich history. We can drive north to battlefields at Gettysburg, or we can drive south and visit the unique home of Thomas Jefferson.
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A Story in Santa Monica

[T]here is a new story that I have been wanting to write, but I have been so focused on the the novel that I just haven’t had the time. But I am going to try a little experiment. On Sunday afternoon, I head to Santa Monica, California for a week for work.…
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[A]lmost exactly 36 years ago, Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Jupiter. I was 7 years old, and the recent acquisition of a telescope that allowed me to see the moon, and other planets up close thrilled me. I spent what seemed like days clipping…
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Over on +Medium, I wrote about what high school #science  labs and math classes taught me about #writing .
Or, how I embraced the idea of showing my work in order to learn from it.
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[A]t the end of this year, my reading list will be twenty-years old. The list has evolved over time from simple, to complex, and back to simple. But over the course of the last two decades, it has always been available online in one form or another. When…
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[W]hen someone asks what I do in my day job, I have a brief, 3-word answer: “I make software.” I used to say that I was an “application developer” but that seemed unduly pretentious. I’ve never called myself a “software engineer” because I don’t have an…
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First impressions of my new Karma Go mobile hotspot device.
On Friday, I received my Karma Go, a WiFi hotspot device that I ordered back in September, and that just began shipping last week. Karma Go (Roughly, the actual size.) A Karma Go is a device that provides Internet access wherever you happen to be. This is useful if you happen to be working in a ...
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[M]y pal, Fred Kiesche (@FredKiesche) made the following remark on Twitter this morning, @jamietr Figured you were, but you’ve been so quiet in your Sekrit Writing Room I couldn’t be sure. — Fred Kiesche (@FredKiesche) July 17, 2015 and at once I felt…
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[I] realize it’s been a little while since I last posted. I’ve been on vacation, but we arrived home yesterday, and I’m taking today to take care of odds and ends before heading back into the office tomorrow. Expect things to resume here as normal in the…
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What High School Science Labs and Math Classes Taught Me about #Writing  
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[Y]esterday, I hit another writing milestone. I wrote about 1,100 words on the novel draft yesterday. That’s par for the course of the last month. But with the writing done for the day, it meant that I have now written for 700 consecutive days. I remember…
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[W]ith my consecutive day writing streak approaching 700 days (687 as of yesterday), I thought I’d take a few moments to talk about the challenges of writing every day. There are many people who challenge the notion of writing every day, arguing that one…
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Science Fiction Writer, Application Developer
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    Senior Application Developer, 1994 - present
  • Freelance writer
    Science Fiction Writer, 2007 - present
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Los Angeles, California - Somerset, New Jersey - Warwick, Rhode Island - Granada Hills, California - Northridge, California - Riverside, California - Studio City, California - Riverdale, Maryland - Arlington, Virginia
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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction & nonfiction. He is Evernote’s Paperless Ambassador. He writes about tech & life on his blog. Twitter: @jamietr
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Jamie Todd Rubin is a science fiction writer and blogger with stories and articles appearing in Analog, InterGalactic Medicine ShowApex Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, 40K Books, and a few anthologies.  He is a tech columnist for The Daily Beast, writing about quantified self. He wrote the Wayward Time Traveler column on science fiction for SF Signal, and occasionally appears on the SF Signal podcast.  Jamie also wrote book reviews for InterGalactic Medicine Show.

His interest in the history of science fiction led him to begin his Vacation in the Golden Age, a series of biweekly posts reviewing each issue of AstoundingScience Fiction from July 1939 through December 1950.

He is the Evernote Ambassador for paperless lifestyle, writing frequently about going paperless.

Jamie lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and two children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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Published author, private pilot
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  • University of California, Riverside
    Political Science, 1990 - 1994
  • Cleveland Humanities Magnet High School
    1987 - 1990
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