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Bruce Byfield
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Nobody applied for the free books I offered last week. The in-jokes I had in mind:

1. My editor Jean Weber originally contracted me for a much shorter book on styles & templates. She likes the color purple, so the first extract on styles & templates uses purple for its color.

2. The Styles and Frame excerpt has a cover showing a lattice work frame from the Sun Yat Sen Garden in Vancouver, Canada.
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Maybe you were expecting something tougher?
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Just read Brian Brett's Tuco, which centers on his parrot. Wish he had realized that the bird was more interesting than his pontificating.
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Strangest thing about the air conditioner is having to think in degrees Fahrenheit. I no longer have a feel for them.
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 I  could get used to air conditioning, although it is a bit like sitting beside a jet ready for takeoff.
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Of course, if I get ear plugs, I will have to watch that two little beaks don't rip them out of my ears.
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Canada Customs strikes again: $50 duty on a $112 purchase.
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Hard to save money at that rate.
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Got hard copies of "Choosing Fonts" today. Thanks, Jean. Copies of my book will never grow old for me.
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As a Canadian, I try to avoid commenting on American politics this close to an election. But am I tempted!
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Anyone who cares the least about my opinion could probably guess what I think on any given subject, anyway.. I am kind of a left-wing Baggins, in that respect.
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Now & then, I think I should please my editors & increase my social media followers. Then I read a new book, or go on a bike ride instead.
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Reading Bujold's Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. It's OK, and catches up with favorite characters, but reads like an extended epilogue.
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Mercifully, my air conditioner arrived just in time to save me from a heat spell. I feel guilty and decadent, but not so much that I plan on returning it.
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It's a business expense, anyway. It was getting too hot for me to work.
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The Rock Bottom Remainders sing "Proofreading Woman" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jMJ0k2tSxE
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My ambition is to be the George Orwell of free and open source software.
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I'm a writer who specializes in covering free and open source software. In my spare time, I write about Northwest Coast Art.
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