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«For me, the problem with Facebook is that it doesn't exist to enhance your social experience -- rather, it's there to monetize it, and if the best way to get rich from your social relationships is to distort them so that they become dysfunctional and a source of pain and anxiety, that's exactly what they're going to do. They want an experience that keeps you disclosing your personal information and keeps you visiting and clicking -- not one that makes you happy.»
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Don't just get by.
In the fall of 2014, before I started this blog back up again, I wrote a series of posts. You've seen several of them, particularly the “What I Learned” posts at the end of the year. This one dates from that period. I'd been sitting on it for a moment just like this.
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With some of these, the voice I hear is Frank Underwood's. Which is perhaps why his loathsome character is so enjoyable. Enjoy this list of dismissal + charm + eloquence from John Scalzi.
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I may use #7 in my offline life as well!
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Cold Blood in signed hardcover and paperback is available in our Square store. Subscribe to our newsletter to get a discount code: http://eepurl.com/K8XVn
"Ever kill a man?" The fencing master's eyes searched hers. "I can see you haven't. That takes cold blood." --- Sixteen-year-old Taka Yamabuki, royal by birth, but samurai by training, embarks upon her first mission: to deliver important dispatches to the capital. Untested and traveling alone for the first time in her life, Yamabuki encounters a vivid tapestry of natural beauty, unusual characters, unexpected friendships, and indiscriminate bruta...
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Carlyle Clark's Heroines of Fantasy review of Cold Blood by Katherine M. Lawrence

Carlyle Clark writes: Still, at no time was I bored or worried that major conflict would not be forthcoming, in fact the pace of the story mirrored the feel of the times, which was probably and intentional choice by the author. I can’t tell you why I…
Carlyle Clark writes: Still, at no time was I bored or worried that major conflict would not be forthcoming, in fact the pace of the story mirrored the feel of the times, which was probably and int...
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This bears keeping in mind as we read other reports about the "decline of ebooks":

«30% of the ebooks being purchased in the U.S. do not use ISBN numbers and are invisible to the industry’s official market surveys and reports; all the ISBN-based estimates of market share reported by Bowker, AAP, BISG, and Nielsen are wildly wrong.»
Executive Summary. AuthorEarnings reports analyze detailed title-level data on 33% of all daily ebook sales in the U.S.; 30% of the ebooks being purchased in the U.S. do not use ISBN numbers and are invisible to the industry's official market surveys and reports; all the ISBN-based estimates of ...
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I agree 9/10ths wholeheartedly.
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This is hilarious, except for the bit that it's so true.
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On ergonomic keyboards again

Following up on my review of three ergonomic keyboards last year, I pass along now Marco Arment’s review of the Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard, which he’s liking. From the features he describes, it sounds similar to theThe Goldtouch Go!2 keyboard I’ve been…
Following up on my review of three ergonomic keyboards last year, I pass along now Marco Arment's review of the Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard, which he's liking. From the features he describes, it sound...
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Cold Saké signed hardback is available in our nascent Square store. Discount coupons to be sent to our newsletter subscribers.
**HARDCOVER AVAILABLE** **PRE-ORDER PAPERBACK SHIPS EARLY MARCH 2015** Not all vengeance is exacted by the living. In 12th-century Japan, Yamabuki, a female samurai 17 years old, travels deep into the Oku wilderness. Along a lonely road, at a forgotten inn, she seeks shelter, warm food, and cold saké. But as darkness falls, she ends up fighting for her life . . . and she finds that there are terrible things under heaven that no weapon can...
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writer, designer, geek
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writing, design, video, Drupal, css, html5, photography
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  • Laura Lis Scott
    Author, 2004 - present
    Fiction and non-fiction. Blogging and non-blogging. Books and non-books.
  • Toot Sweet Ink
    Publisher and Editor, 2013 - present
    Independent publishing in print and digital. Contemporary fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction.
  • Pingv
    Co-Founder + CEO, 2009 - present
    Online strategy, design, UX, and development of websites and web applications. Ten years' experience in Drupal.
  • Drupal Association
    Advisory Board. Formerly Board of Directors, 2008 - present
    Worldwide non-profit organization supporting the use and development of Drupal open source software.
  • Freelance web designer
    Web designer, 1995 - 2005
  • Freelance designer
    Art Director, Graphic Designer, 1999 - 2005
  • pingV
    Drupal Consultant, 2005 - 2006
  • freelance video
    Editor, 1995 - 2006
  • pingVision
    President, 2006 - 2009
  • BlogHer
    Contributing Editor, 2006 - 2011
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books • design • tech • space • life
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There is no gate.
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  • Columbia University
    School of the Arts
    MFA
  • University of Chicago
    English
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ZEN PENCILS » 173. CHRIS HARDWICK: The gift of life
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Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, television host, actor and geek icon. His Nerdist Podcast, in which he and his pals interv

January 2015 Author Earnings Report – Author Earnings
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Executive Summary. AuthorEarnings reports analyze detailed title-level data on 33% of all daily ebook sales in the U.S.; 30% of the ebooks b

Business Musings: Getting By | Kristine Kathryn Rusch
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In the fall of 2014, before I started this blog back up again, I wrote a series of posts. You've seen several of them, particularly the “Wha

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Blog (2016)
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2015 Blog, at the web site of author Ursula K. Le Guin.

Standard Responses to Online Stupidity | Whatever
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Dear Citizens of the Internet: From time to time, in your ordinary exercise of the delights of the online world, you may find yourself accos

Chris Foss - Artist | The official website for Chris Foss artwork
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ChrisFossArt.com is the only outlet for Chris Foss fine art prints, posters and any other form of reproduction of Chris Foss’s artwork sold

Cold Blood
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"Ever kill a man?" The fencing master's eyes searched hers. "I can see you haven't. That takes cold blood." --- Sixteen-year-old Taka Yamabu

Cold Sake
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**HARDCOVER AVAILABLE** **PRE-ORDER PAPERBACK SHIPS EARLY MARCH 2015** Not all vengeance is exacted by the living. In 12th-century Japan, Ya

Heroines of Fantasy
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Cold Blood: A Yamabuki Story (Sword of the Taka Samurai Book 1) by Katherine M. Lawrence BLURB: Sixteen-year-old Taka Yamabuki, royal by bir

What India Can Teach Silicon Valley About Its Gender Problem | WIRED
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The proportion of programmers in India who are women is at least 30 percent. In the US it's 21 percent. And this despite the fact that by mo

Me and My Girls - The Night of the Gun - David Carr - NYTimes.com
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What if I told you I was a fat thug who beat up women and sold bad coke? Now what if I said that I was a recovered crack addict who got cust

Jupiter Ascending's Spaceship Designs Are Even Cooler Than You Knew
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Jupiter Ascending has some of the most stunning visuals we've ever seen in a space opera. The movie's spaceships are just stunning, and unli

Booth’s THE RHETORIC OF FICTION | The World's Last Mysteries (And Other ...
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“As [an author] writes, he creates not simply an ideal, impersonal 'man in general,' but an implied version of 'himself' that is different f

Toot Sweet Inc.
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We are an independent publisher of quality historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, and non-fiction. Sign up for

Books
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Here is a list of our current and announced upcoming titles. Booksellers and retailers, please contact us for discounted bulk orders. Pre-or