Whatever

Not a Single Thought In My Head So Far Today

And believe me, I’ve checked. So, uh. Yeah. What’s up with you?

Signing My Life Away, Part II: The Scribblination

Still signing sig sheets. Be back Monday.

Signing My Life Away

Today: More signing of signature sheets. The plan is to get through at least a thousand. To get through all that scribbling I’ll put on some of my favorite movies, so that I can have them in the… Read More

AM Out

Whoops. This was supposed to go out this morning, to let you know I was going to be out most of the day. Sorry. Oh, well. This mashup of Brit bands from different eras is still cool.

Always Scribble Scribble Scribble, Eh, Mr. Scalzi?

So, Scalzi, you say, what’s in those boxes? Well, I will tell you. They are signature sheets for The God Engines and Judge Sn Goes Golfing, and each box is filled right up to the top with sheets…. Read More

WordPress VIP One Year In

Not that anyone is keeping track of this but me, but for the last year (and five days) Whatever has been hosted by WordPress.com as part of its VIP program. And now, with one year of that service… Read More

Yet Another Way 2009 Is Not a Good Year

Athena had a hair appointment yesterday that was going to be a long one, so we swung by the library to get her a book to read, whereupon we discovered that for the forseeable future, the library is… Read More

Givin’ It Up For Chewie

Today’s AMC column is all about how Chewbacca rocks. Because he does. Really, I think that’s all I should have to say to get you to click through. But in case it’s not, I also reveal the winner… Read More

In Which Dad Goes Crazy With Photoshop and This Year’s School Picture

There you are. No, I don’t have a deadline. I can fiddle in Photoshop without one, you know.

Blogging and Disclosing

I got a fair amount of e-mail over the last week or so asking me what I thought of the Federal Trade Commission’s new guidelines regarding bloggers and their disclosures of relationships with advertisers (This is a pdf… Read More

Giving Bloggers New Stats to Be Neurotic About

Technorati has recently upgraded its digs, and with it seems to have revamped the way it does its ranking system for blogs. Gone (at the moment, at least) is the listing that shows the overall ranking for blogs,… Read More

Speaking of Star Trek

Treksters, your latest nerdgasm has just arrived: Yes, the Internet’s own Wil Wheaton is collecting up his memories of his Trek days. To quote the blurbage: From Encounter at Farpoint to Datalore, relive the first half of Star… Read More

The Big Idea: Cherie Priest

I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m a big ol’ fan of Cherie Priest’s work — I blurbed one of her previous novels, you know — but even factoring in my enjoyment of her work, I have… Read More

A Boy’s Own Genre, or Not

Another thing for people to please stop sending to me: a recent and fairly random blog post in a purported online magazine, the premise of which essentially boils down to: “Science Fiction is by boys and for boys… Read More

Teching the Tech

Charlie Stross does a little venting over a comment of former Star Trek: The Next Generation writer (and later Battlestar Galactica producer) Ron Moore, in which Moore reveals that the writers on ST:TNG didn’t bother to actually insert… Read More

SG:U Hulu Linkage Now Permanent

Look over there in the sidebar, right under the Big Idea. There’s your permanent link to the last five episodes of Stargate: Universe, courtesy of Hulu. Mind you, at the moment it’s just to the last two episodes,… Read More

Reminder: Sci-Fi Writing Assignment Contest Through Wednesday

Just in case you have an itch to write something short and silly and some free time to do it in: A reminder to y’all that I’m running a writing contest over on my AMC column, in which… Read More

Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: New Edition, Jan ’10

I’ve been sitting on this bit of news for a while now, but now is as good a time as any to announce it: Tor Books will be releasing a trade paperback edition of my Hugo-winning essay collection… Read More

Standard Mail Blah Blah

As I was away for more than a week and mostly answered only critical business e-mail, I’ll be going through mail today and tomorrow to catch up. If you sent me mail in the last week and I… Read More

And Now Have All My Travels Ended

Viable Paradise XIII is now but a memory, but it’s a good memory: The students were smart and engaged and pretty much all of them will be capable of professional-level work in short order, if in fact they’re… Read More