Daily Archives: March 31, 2008

Wacky Database Madness

My WordPress seems to have momentarily not wanted to speak to my database. It seems to have corrected itself. Who knows if it’ll happen again. But if you suddenly can’t connect here, that’s what it is (naturally, if you can’t connect, you won’t see this message on the front page of Whatever. But I send […]

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Reader Request Week 2008 #4: Where I Am Now

Dan asks: Cast yourself back to the Scalzi of twenty years ago. Now, in your life, are you anywhere near where you thought you’d be? Yeah, pretty much I am. Twenty years ago I was a first-year student in college, and I had a weekly column in the college newspaper and I had bluffed my […]

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Reader Request Week 2008 #3: Sex and Video Games

Arachne Jericho wants to know my opinion on: Sex and video games Well, I’m a fan of each individually, that’s for sure. As for sex in video games, I don’t have any major problem with it philosophically; the age of your average game player is the late 20s, so presumably they know about sex (at […]

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Reader Request Week 2008 #2: Technological Gifts

Daniel asks: You are the the Great God Scalzi, but sadly you are not quite omnipotent. In fact you only have the ability to create five new technologies. Which 5 technologies will you bestow upon humanity in 2008? Five seems a little much; if you choose the right five, humans won’t have to do a […]

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Reader Request Week 2008 #1: Homeschooling

For this year’s Reader Request Week, I’m going to try to do something a little different. Over the last five years I answered one (or occasionally two) of the questions a day, and then posted a follow-up entry with shorter answers to left-over questions. This year, I think I’ll try answering more questions, but writing […]

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