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Shock and surprise, the novel isn’t moving along as smoothly as I’d hoped. Writing a long piece of fiction, at least for me, requires a certain level of investment. When I have that investment, it isn’t a chore, it isn’t a task. It’s a way to let go and…
Shock and surprise, the novel isn't moving along as smoothly as I'd hoped. Writing a long piece of fiction, at least for me, requires a certain level of investment. When I have that investment, it ...
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Recently, I acquired a copy of “Playing the Short Game” by Douglas Smith via Storybundle. I honestly haven’t read the other books in the bundle yet, because this book was a game changer for me. It helped me formalize my own suspicions on the kind of…
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In this crazy game called writing, I’ve met a few Noth­ing makes you real­ize just how nor­mal it is to hem and haw, pro­cras­ti­nate and worry, more than know­ing a few folks who — even as the same crap nib­bles at their heels — still write book after…
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I admit, I’m writing this from bed. Namely because that’s the only standing piece of furniture we have at the moment. I could bore you with the trials and tribulations – or at least the series of near misses that threatened to destroy us though they never…
I admit, I'm writing this from bed. Namely because that's the only standing piece of furniture we have at the moment. I could bore you with the trials and tribulations - or at least the series of n...
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Sorry M.C.- I had to chuckle a bit. Ah but want of a chair....
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Our almost-feral adopted cat climbed into a lap today. Hijinks ensued.
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Just going to leave this here in case you haven’t heard already. Hot Topic Inc. has agreed to buy Geeknet Inc. for about $122 million, paying more than double the market value for the “geek”-focused retailer. Source: Hot Topic to Buy Retailer Geeknet Inc.…
Just going to leave this here in case you haven't heard already. Hot Topic Inc. has agreed to buy Geeknet Inc. for about $122 million, paying more than double the market value for the “geek”-focuse...
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Well, not literally. I don’t care what any writer tells you, published or not, we all write for the same audience – ourselves. Mostly to get the words out of our heads so they can stop feeding that annoying, screeching monkey of a conscience and give us…
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Fascinating TED talk/transcript on “Chinese” food in America, though this comparison at the end caught my eye :) is that we think of McDonald’s as sort of the Microsoft of the dining experiences. We can think of Chinese restaurants perhaps as Linux: sort…
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This week I returned to a commute. The verdict is still out on the details of that – getting used to riding the BART daily, the mile or so I’m walking back and forth, etc. This blog entry is not a gripe about my year of working remote. Instead, I’m…
This week I returned to a commute. The verdict is still out on the details of that - getting used to riding the BART daily, the mile or so I'm walking back and forth, etc. This blog entry is not a ...
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So long Max. Watch your 6 o'clock at the water cooler M.C. Caesar got comfortable at the office and look what happened to him...just saying.  G/L out there buddy..
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I’m happy to say I’ve finished my edits and line edits of the WIP, finally figured out a title (sadly, a bit late), and am presently just waiting on feedback from beta readers to see if I missed anything. I’ve been asked, “How does it feel to be done?”…
I'm happy to say I've finished my edits and line edits of the WIP, finally figured out a title (sadly, a bit late), and am presently just waiting on feedback from beta readers to see if I missed an...
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My copy editor prints out the final version, but I just do things like change the font and make it bigger to catch stuff.
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This weekend, I found myself alone with the dog and the cat, carless. It’s hard to convince people, but despite being somewhat of an introvert these days, I hate being alone. Sure, it’s been great bonding time for me and the animals. The cat in…
This weekend, I found myself alone with the dog and the cat, carless. It's hard to convince people, but despite being somewhat of an introvert these days, I hate being alone. Sure, it's been great ...
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Had to look this one up-anachronistic. Figured I finally ought to find out what inane meant while I was at it. Good words = interested reader. 
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Fredericksburg, Va - Fredericksburg, Va - Junction City, Kansas - Romulus, NY - West, Tx - Vicenza, Italy - Riva San Vitale, Switzerland - Nuremburg, Germany
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Sr. Web Operations Guy
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    Sr. Web Operations Guy, 2014 - present
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    Sr. Monkey in charge of temporal portals, soft serve, and servers, 2009 - 2014
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  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    1997
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Poseidon's Wake [Alastair Reynolds] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This novel is a stand-alone story which takes two e

The Happy Nerd: Hello 2015!
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So it's the last hours of 2014, and I couldn't let them slip by without one more blog post, a look back, and a look ahead. I guess it's trit

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Watch this interview with an Astronomical Image Enhancement Engineer and learn about the surprisingly common anomaly he has to remove from t

Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us
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Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, we now know what’s going on in the brain of a dog.

Raspberry Pi A/B
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Everyone's favorite minicomputer has just gotten even smaller. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is today introducing the Model A+, a revamped ver

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Is this Samhain? I can never remember. Well whatever. Let's just say Happy Halloween. I hope you all enjoyed the day. I did, very much. Went

The Happy Nerd: For my Father
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As some of you know my father was sick for the past few months. It hurts to write this, but unfortunately he passed away on Tuesday morning.

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StoryBundle
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Pay what you like and get a bundle of awesome ebooks and more!

Never dissapointed. Food is great, and the gilato is handmade. It's a deli, so service is mostly selfserve, but so worth it.
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