Monthly Archives: July 2003

I Partially Rock!

Y’all don’t have to call out the animal control; I got my home network up and running. Sort of. Which is to say that I’ve managed to connect two of my computers together, although the third computer, which is the one in Athena’s room, stubbornly refuses find the wireless network. I think it’s connecting to […]

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Pray for Me

I am about to attempt to install a wireless network in my home. If you don’t hear from me by the end of the day, please alert the proper authorities, because it is highly likely that I have smashed every single bit of technology in my home with a hammer out of sheer, unadulterated frustration […]

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Nudge Nudge Wink Wink

Via Lileks, what is soon to be The Most Popular Link on the Internet. If you read the URL before you link through, trust me, it’s not what you think. I’d like to see these in a Winn-Dixie, myself.

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One Way to Do It

I thought that this was an innovative way to propose marriage. See what you think.

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Correction

For the last several weeks, I’ve been referring to the new cat Ghlaghghee as “he.” Turns out, upon closer inspection, that Ghlaghghee was either a female cat all along, or sometime in the course of her tenure with us experienced spontaneous gender reassignment, not unlike a clown fish. I suspect the former, although the latter, […]

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Workshop Fracas

This is interesting to me: Gene Wolfe, the noted fantasy writer, was the author-in-residence at the Odyssey Fantasy Writers Workshop earlier this month. As Wolfe began his critiques, some of the members of the workshop were apparently taken aback at his style and his bluntness; after a few days of this, one of the workshop […]

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Another Review of “Universe”

Another positive review of The Rough Guide to the Universe, this one from New Scientist, a British science magazine. It’s always nice when people whose job it is to know about this stuff say you’re doing a good job. Here’s the entire review, and if you don’t want to click through, allow me to excerpt: […]

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Fight Music

It’s been awhile since I inflicted some of my music on you all, so here you go (you’ll need a Real Audio player to listen to it, if you don’t already have one on your computer). It’s very loud and and is best described as music to have a bullet-time fight by. Enjoy.

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Difficult

I’d like to leave you all with the impression that my child is so pleasantly spirited that we never ever have to suppress the urge to wring her adorable little neck, but alas, I cannot. Our child, like every four-year-old you’ll ever meet, is perfectly capable of being a raging butthead when it suits her […]

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BuyMusic.com — a Review

So, being that I’m not a member of the Mac tribe, and am unlikely to become so anytime soon, I was thrilled that Buy.com has started BuyMusic.com today. It’s an iTunes-like service which features something on the order of 300,000 downloadable songs, all available for those of us of the Windows persuasion — indeed, since […]

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Envy

Here’s an interesting article by the former girlfriend of Jonathan Franzen, the now-famous writer of The Corrections, and of other books I haven’t read but which I am told are very good (and not just because Oprah thinks so). It’s mostly about her observing herself observing her ex-boyfriend’s literary fame, which is a matter of […]

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A Good Bad Day

Today was in many respects a remarkably crappy day, easily the worst I’ve had for the year, and I expect it’s the topper for what has been not one of my best weeks on record. The bad news hit early enough in the day that I had something of an adrenaline rush by the time […]

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I Want

Thanks to high winds and storms, my power is flickering on and off, and so is my attention span for work. So I’m going to take a few minutes to talk about the things I want, and not in that holistic, wishing-for-world-peace-and-harmony way. No, I’m talking about physical things I want. It’s all about my […]

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Strippers With Swords

All right, I’m officially a science fiction writer (I’ve got the SFWA membership to prove it) so let me just say this: Please God, never let me have a book cover whose images would be equally at home airbrushed onto a van. This fervent prayer came to me while I was looking at this, a […]

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Music!

New review up at IndieCrit. If you don’t go, you won’t know what you’re missing. And wouldn’t that be sad?

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Radio Appearance Update

Here’s the latest on my appearance today on Calgary talk radio station CHQR: It’ll be at 4:30 Eastern (1:30 Pacific), and you can tune in from the Internet by going to the radio station’s home page. Here’s the link. I promise to be entertaining. Or your money back.

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Radio Appearance

Wanna hear me blather? I’ll be on Canadian radio Monday, July 14 at 1:00 pm Mountain (that’s 3pm Eastern, Noon Pacific) on CHQR, a talk radio station in Calgary — at least, that’s where I think I’ll be chatting; I’m still awaiting the final details. I’ll be presumably talking about The Book of the Dumb, […]

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Zukezilla

Okay, kids, quiz time. What is the thing in Krissy’s hand? No, not the bowl. The thing in the other hand: a) The egg of a still-extant, newly discovered dinosaur species discovered in the creek behind my house, henceforth known as the Scalzisaurus Rex; b) A seedpod of the Body Snatchers we’ve been growing in […]

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Maybe You WOULD Like Him When He’s Angry

This is tremendously amusing. Also not safe for work, unless you won’t get in trouble for a picture of a green plush phallus on your computer. In which case, you’ve got a nice place to work. Enjoy it.

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IndieCrit has Returned

I’ve ended my IndieCrit sabbatical; a new review is up, and there’ll be a couple more this week as well. Go on over.

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