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Robin Sloan
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Hey, anybody out there know any of the folks on Google Plus community and/or programming teams? I'm planning a big book launch event for October with potentially a lot of Hangouts in the mix, and I'd love to touch base with somebody & make sure I'm er, doing it right.
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Hello n nope I like to chat
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Wrote this a few days ago. Still thinking about it.
Is there lurking somewhere a New Blogging, some set of new or old-made-new formats that might light up our feed readers again? My favorite blog these days is M. John Harrison's. He writes these paragr...
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You know who else plays that game really well? Kevin Kelly on G+. From a non-fiction perspective, though.
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Hello Google+. I know you're not really undead.
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Today, it brims with +CyberPunk.
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My internet metabolism is shifting. I'm working on bigger, slower projects now; I'm out of sync w/ the U.S. daytime internet (b/c I'm running on GMT+1 here in Italy); I'm spending more time in Reader, less in Twitter; and (this one is weird, at least for me) I'm spending more time combing through old links instead of new -- sort of rekindling some old curiosities.

It feels good!

P.S. Anybody in here?
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The world's best content recommendation engine is "stuff you saved a while ago and completely forgot about".
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The new FOX TV show Finder has a character who has a fevered dream in the first episode where the main character dreams he's flying in an old plane and has a zeppelin flying and eventually exploding next to him. Similar imagery
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Guy is pretty active on Plus. Seems like Tumblr ought to be his scene, but I'll take it how I can get it:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/117963090017954160260/posts
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I just bookmarked every book & story mentioned in this post to read sometime soon. #reader
Greg Egan’s Clockwork Rocket supposes an alternate cosmology where the physical properties of the universe work differently than our own. This isn’t the first time Egan has played with these ideas. His first three novels touched on the ideas of non-traditional physical theories. Quarantine supposed that humanity’s proclivity to observe reality as made up of particles was dangerous to the larger universe that was perfectly happy with their wavefor...
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Greg Egan is a classic hard sf writer in the sense of spending more time on the ideas than on characters, which worked for me in Permutation City, with inevitable march of consequences for the technology it describes, and I loved it, but Quarantine I found lacking because it only really has one big idea which feels too drawn out over the whole book, which got boring for me.

Btw, have you read Accelerando by Charlie Stross? The actual writing and story could use some work, but it almost doesn't matter because it has the most ridiculously high idea ratio of any book I've read. It's like every word of every sentence has five new ideas in it somehow. :)
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The cover of MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, revealed! But all is not as it seems…
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Confirmed fixed and confirmed awesome!
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I like the new Google+ layout a lot!

But that slider over on the Explore tab (under What's Hot) seems like the real story here. (Or was it there already?)

It's an interesting addition… with an interesting default setting.
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How is it possible that #trayvon or #zimmerman is not "trending" on g+ over nicki/britney/Whitney and of course #newgoogleplus ?
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Calvin & Hobbes koan.

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Oh this is just ridiculous.

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Hmmm... Don't think Tchaikovsky meant Odette to show her knickers to Siegfried...
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The 1986 Collection. Pretty sure I want one of those sweatshirts.

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  • Twitter
    2010 - 2011
  • Current TV
    2004 - 2009
  • The Poynter Institute
    2002 - 2003
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“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other people, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” –Einstein
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  • Michigan State University