9 thoughts on “Incidentally

  1. How could you think that anyone is the worst person in the world when it’s obvious that the worst person is you, for being so far behind on e-mail? I mean, jeez. I bet Nero would have kept up with HIS e-mail, if he’d had e-mail…

  2. I half considered sending you mail to make you further behind, but that would just be evil.

  3. Worst person algorithm for discerning you are the worst person in the world:

    Send Scalzi email
    Scalzi reads email
    Worst person in the world?
    Is your name Dick Cheney? Yes -> Worst Person Mod
    No -> Is your name Axl Rose Yes ->Worst Person Mod
    No -> Did you vote yes on Prop 8 Yes ->Worst Person Mod
    No -> Do you eat soy bacon -> Yes Worst Person Mod
    No -> Are you Spencer Pratt -> Yes Worst Person Mod
    No -> Scazli is behind on his email

    Worst Person Mod
    Ignore email
    Delete person from Contacts Folder
    Grade person’s hate mail
    Tape bacon to his/her cat
    Go kill zombies with Athena
    End
    End If

    [Note: This is pseudocode. Were it real code, I might have written something that, yanno, worked.]

  4. Phew! That’s a relief.

    …so, if you were exposed to kryptonite, would you then end up being less behind?

  5. Yeah, it had to be pseudocode. ‘Cause if it were a real programming language, like FORTRAN, the compiler would gently remind you with the Sledgehammer Of Epic FAIL that having an END IF statement without a preceding and properly written IF statement isn’t allowed in Kosher FORTRAN. (grin)

    *** FATAL ERROR 0001
    END IF
    *** FATAL ERROR – ENDIF STATEMENT WITHOUT IF
    __ 1 __ Fatal Errors

    No code generated.

    Compiler runtime 0.006 seconds.

    Dr. Phil

  6. I wanted to thank you for Zoe’s Tale, i finished it last week and loved it. I also want to thank you for recommending “One Second After”, I finished it yesterday. Not only is it very good, I think it is an important book.

    Thanks again, and keep up the great work.

    Gary

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