Monthly Archives: November 2007
First, you people made it hard to pick a winner of the LOLCreashun contest. There were too many Coke-through-the-nostrils moments to count. My sinuses hate you all. That said, here are my finalists: From Midwinter: From Cheesegimp: From Bitfidget: From Christian: From Zakur: From Jp!: From Hentosz: From Tzikeh: Here’s the runner up, from Yuri2356: […]
Life actually kept me busy all day long — I hate it when it does that — and I haven’t made a decision about the LOLCreashun winner yet. Thus: punting until tomorrow. At which time I really will announce the winner, promise. But now I’m going to sleep, because I’ve been up since 5am. Selfish […]
Amazon is announcing its Kindle E-Book reader even as I type this, and look at what’s one of the debut titles: The Ghost Brigades. Why TGB and not Old Man’s War? Got me. I’m just the writer, you know; no one tells me about these things. I suspect probably both of these titles will be […]
I’ll make the announcement about who won the LOLCreashun contest probably this evening. Two reasons for this: One, I have work during the work day (funny about that), and two, there are so many good entries that I need time to pick. Damn you all for being clever! Anyway: Patience.
For those of you pre-ordering the second run of Coffee Shop, Subterranean has posted the tentative publication date of December 5, which means a) you won’t have to wait too long, and b) if you’re thinking about it for the holidays, it’ll be there for any gift-giving excuse you choose to have it for. Coffee […]
“There’s enough people who’d look at me as just being famous for my stupidity, perversion, insanity, etc., to deter anyone looking for fame.” — Randy Constan, aka the net’s own Peter Pan, on potential “gold diggers” looking to take advantage of his fame. From an interview here about his upcoming wedding. Yes, to a woman.
They did: Don’t be like Adam and Eve! There’s still time for you participate in the LOLCreashun contest! You have until 11:59:59 tonight (Eastern time). Yes, Sunday is supposed to be the day of rest. But, you know, if you’re going to let that stop you, chances are pretty good you’re not going to enter […]
The Kentucky legislature holds hearings on global warming, and forgets to invite any actual scientists. And now, the actual, real live quote that will make every good Kentuckian squirm, about the lack of scientists discussing a scientific issue: “Well, I mean, where are we going to get scientists?” [Providence representative Jim] Gooch asked. “We’re limited […]
Oh noes! The LOLCreashun contest is taking the name of LOLCats in vain! And for that we shall all be punished: Looks like we’re all going to LOLCat Hell for this (“You can has pitchfork!”). Well, I say it’s worth it. Also, it’s not too late to enter the contest; it runs through Sunday. Don’t […]
On account I have something due today I need to finish. Which, if you must know, is a short story set in the Old Man’s War universe. And I assure you it will be full of what we in the industry like to call “That Barton Fink Feeling.” In the absence of anything amusing here […]
I’ve gone ahead an enabled a comment preview function, which people have been begging and pleading for since the WordPress switchover. You’ll find it below the comment text box when you leave a comment. It seems to work pretty well, but let me know if it presents any issues for you.
You’ve read the writeup, you’ve looked at the pictures, now enter the contest! I’ve posted over a hundred pictures from my Creation Museum visit, many of which are begging — begging! — to be LOL’d. And I know you folks are the creative types, so I’ve decided to let you all in on the fun […]
Word have I from Subterranean Press that yesterday the rush of pre-orders for Coffee Shop was large enough to make their servers choke (although, to be very clear, every pre-order was successful and got processed — they’re good about that). This makes me happy. Thank you. Also, if you want to be sure you get […]
I was wondering what would happen to WordPress when I had a day where I pulled in a lot of folks, and yesterday was that day; Whatever pulled in 72K folks, which made it the second busiest day on the site (The Bacon Cat incident still holds top honors, with 76k in one day). And […]
I’ve been asked a few times for my thoughts about the Writers Guild of America strike, so here are my thoughts: On the level of a consumer, it hasn’t inconvenienced me at all because: 1. I don’t watch enough TV to care; 2. Even if I did, I’m on deadline right now, so well done, […]