I’m opposed to calling bribes to recalcitrant legislators “sweeteners.” High fructose corn syrup is a “sweetener.” The Senate lardering up a novel’s worth of incentives to get the House to change its mind on a bill it bounced… Read More
America Online has decided to pull the plug on AOL Journals, the blogging initiative I was a principal of for four and a half years, effective at the end of this month, and some of the folks who… Read More
Here’s the damn cat. I hope you’re happy. Don’t take this the wrong way, but she did not miss you as much as you missed her. She was off doing, you know, cat stuff. Keeps her busy, it… Read More
Two people I know are pimping charities recently, so here’s a shoutout to them: 1. My pal Chad Orzel is trying to raise $6K for DonorsChoose, an educational charity, and he’s willing to dance like a monkey for… Read More
Every time I put ham on a bagel, I feel… transgressive.
I’m going to talk technical neepery here, so if that doesn’t interest you, you’ll probably just want to wait for the next entry. So, yesterday marked a year of using WordPress, and generally speaking it’s been a pretty… Read More
I post this partly to ward off having it sent to me a thousand times, but also to acknowledge its general truth. That said, Anathem wrecks this curve pretty handily. But note well, newbie authors: You are not… Read More
If you’ve had a hankerin’ to register for Whateveresque, the Whatever reader forum, today’s the day: Registration is open until 10pm. Remember that you’ll be approved faster if I don’t think you’re a spambot; here’s how to avoid… Read More