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The Write Gear episode 2 is out. This time I’m talking about Windows Tablets and asking the question: Is there any good reason to get a tablet over a laptop? If you want a tablet to be a productivity companion and not just a thing you play games on or…
The Write Gear episode 2 is out. This time I'm talking about Windows Tablets and asking the question: Is there any good reason to get a tablet over a laptop? If you want a tablet to be a productivi...
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I enjoyed this episode, and have added you to the list of podcasts I follow. :)

I haven't been a Windows user for a long time, but I think that part of my experience with iPads may be relevant, since it's not hardware-specific.

I'm disabled, and live almost entirely at home - there are lots of weeks I go no further than the distance from my apartment's door to the mailboxes in the lobby and back again. So, in practice, I've spent decades basically living at my desk. The tablet's been hugely liberating - I can take it over to the recliner and work on stuff while the kitties perch on and around me, or lie down but still be able to read and jot notes, and so on.

These are small variations in routine, but they loom large in the framework of what's possible for me. I am happier, and able to get work done in times where I can't (for whatever reason) sit comfortably at the desk. That used to be a sentence of no productivity, and now it isn't.

So I specifically recommend checking out tablet possibilities for my fellow serious gimps. :)

(Oh, in my case, disability includes not being able to write more than a very few words by hand without crippling pain, which is why I can only watch with envy at my friends who serious pen and journal connoisseurs.)

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According to Amazon, on October 15th of last year Light-up Synergy earrings went on sale and no one told me. I feel as though Amazon should have contacted me personally to say: buy these things, they are for you. Amazon has failed. No matter! I found out…
According to Amazon, on October 15th of last year Light-up Synergy earrings went on sale and no one told me. I feel as though Amazon should have contacted me personally to say: buy these things, th...
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After some advice from other podcasters and help from Twitter in coming up with a name and help from my friend Emma Onstott in creating a logo and help from Hologram Radio head Alex Knight with everything else, I finally got the first episode of The Write…
After some advice from other podcasters and help from Twitter in coming up with a name and help from my friend Emma Onstott in creating a logo and help from Hologram Radio head Alex Knight with eve...
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Another day, another resolution! Today is all about the images. If you follow me on social media you probably noticed a spate of photo albums coming from my Google+ account. My phone auto uploads all of my pictures, and I finally got around to collecting…
Another day, another resolution! Today is all about the images. If you follow me on social media you probably noticed a spate of photo albums coming from my Google+ account. My phone auto uploads a...
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More Tempest World Tour pics. This was the 6 week period where I had to travel every two weeks to a con or an event, dragging most or all of my bags each time. Steampunk con in Cincinnati, guest at the last Mo*Con in Indianapolis, MC at an event in Boston, hanging out in Chicago, then off to WisCon, the back to Chicago. After this, I finally flew to Portland where I would be for the whole summer.
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Very short trip to NYC to get my hair done and see friends. Not in that order.
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For the past week I’ve been mulling over this excellent post on Neurodiversity, Writing Process, And Writing Instruction by Leah Pope of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She talks about how academia sometimes fails students by not making it apparent…
For the past week I've been mulling over this excellent post on Neurodiversity, Writing Process, And Writing Instruction by Leah Pope of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She talks about how aca...
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On this week’s JEMcast we talk about the episode “Father’s Day,” one I have always liked but I rarely watch because it’s very emotional. Because I rarely watch it, I had forgotten a very important piece of character background revealed in this episode.…
On this week's JEMcast we talk about the episode "Father's Day," one I have always liked but I rarely watch because it's very emotional. Because I rarely watch it, I had forgotten a very important ...
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Watch the video to see if the Light-Up Synergy Earrings transform me into a white lady with pink hair.
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#TempestWorldTour 2015 - After many weeks of going from one place to another, I finally settled in Portland for the summer. I made a few trips to Seattle while in the Pacific Northwest (and even wen to Spokane, but that's another album). I had an excellent time hanging out with my best friend from high school, Emma, living with my friend from college, other Emma, and smoking hookah with as many people as I could drag to the local spot. Love it in portland and I miss it muchly.
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Went to DC just as winter was dying off. I even got to see the White House. Not that i could take pictures.
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Finally made albums for all of my 2015 travels. My first stop: Florida.

I went to the beach, hung out with a princess and a goth, got to Disney it up, and had some of the best pecan pie of my life. 
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  • NPR Books
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    Columnist, 2014 - present
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Hi there, I'm Tempest (the K. is silent... mostly), a writer of ill-repute! I do fiction, non-fiction, blogging, Twittering, and rabble-rousing. My fiction is mostly science fiction and fantasy, though I also have this tendency toward interstitialness. I'm an essayist, mainly on matters of SF/F media.

On to the SRS Bizness: I'm also an activist - my particular social justice kinks include racial and gender equality with some dabbling in LGBT issues. You can find many essays by me on those subjects around the internets as well.

Please check out my links to my various blogs, social networks and the like.
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This place has very strange decor. The chairs are.... disturbing and fascinating all at once. Aside from that, I enjoyed all the dishes we had here. Not a top level Thai experience, not a bad one, either. Had all the staple dishes plus some new to me. All were tasty and at just the right level of spice. There's not much else to say. Staff was attentive and gave us good service. The bathrooms are clean and well decorated. The chairs have butts on them.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Unimpressed. I've ordered tacos and burritos from this place and neither wowed me. With tacos, the meat is all important. It can't just be bland, it needs flavor, spices--not even taking about heat--and juiciness. Sadly, these were not up to standard. And the burrito was just there. Won't be ordering again.
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Fell in love with arepas a few years ago and really miss my favorite place in NYC. Came here hoping Pica is just as good and they are! Loved the arepas and loved the Yuca fries even more. Even their empanadas are on point. I am more a fan of their side dishes and finger food than their plates and dinners. Mostly due to price. I think of this as cart food, not fancy dinner food. That said, you can get full on the finger food and not spend too much money. Love eating in their little restaurant and I appreciate their fast delivery.
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I've only ordered delivery from here, so I can only comment on the food. I love the food! This was suggested to me as the best Chinese in the Mission and so far I agree. I am pretty much a string bean + meat and friend rice kind of person, and both dishes are great here. Everything I've tried has been tasty. It's a bit on the expensive side. Worth it. Delivery is always fast as well. I just wish they would put the sauce-y dishes in a different kind of take out container, as they always arrive leaking. Other than that, I have no complaints. I order from them at least once a week.
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Snobby New Yorker, here. I have high standards for pizza. Serrano's makes some decent pies--well above chains--and they can be generous with the toppings. Both pizzas I've had from here weren't evenly cooked and, weirdly, they didn't spread the pepperoni evenly. They were both tasty. Just nothing out the ordinary.
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I know I'm being an annoying American by saying this, but: when I ask for mild spice I'd appreciate mild spice. The food we ordered was all really good, just hotter than I would like. It made some dishes hard to eat without having to drink milk after every bite. The others were really good, though! I'm also unimpressed with Indian places that don't include rice with their dishes. For these prices, I really expect rice. Overall, a disappointing experience. I'm willing to give them another try in the future.
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This is a small bookstore and it doesn't take long to browse the shelves. However, it is a potent space. It's exactly what an indie bookstore should be: filled with a mix of new and older titles as well as new and used books, staffed by people who care about SF/F books and reading, full of hand-picked suggestions, just big enough that you can wander around and get sucked into reading a book without feeling like someone is always looking at you. I'm so glad this store didn't go away. It's amazing how the community pulled together to save it. It's worth saving and keeping.
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