Enjoy, or have your eyes cross...
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( Nov. 25th, 2008 05:02 am)
It always pays to study your history, I've been heard to mutter that those who don't learn their history are doomed to keep stepping in it. There are less charitable and polite versions, but the point stand. It is sometimes easier to project the future based on past events. A conversation with several friends about the possibility of a certain highly populated nation invading a nearby sparsely populated one and the values of both quantity and quality brought this video:
(note crude language, and STTOS level graphics)

And mention of the battle for the Philippines.

True, the video has one or two deviations from reality, and the Marianas Turkey Shoot won't have any exact analogues in anyones fiction, but both do provide food for thought.

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( Aug. 24th, 2008 06:54 pm)
I don't normally do politics. And it's been an interesting year to abstain from such, but this is entirely to funny not to share.

Besides, I can justify it to myself by saying it's good brain fodder for the urban fantasy and mil sf writers.

Really, its a public service.

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( Jul. 13th, 2008 11:37 am)
For those of us using a cranky desktop, I found a neat little tool on Download.com that can help prevent those nasty crashes. It's called FreeRam XP Pro (it works for several versions of Windows) and it's free.
I found this over on Tribe.net and can't believe I didn't see it on my flist. It should be noted that a great many of the words and phrases mentioned in the article, and the comments are frequently seen in  query, synopsis, or cover letter.
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( Jun. 15th, 2008 10:51 am)
There is so much bad information out there about the publishing industry, and writing, and how to find an agent that i was wondering what posts people had seen that had good advice. Got a link or two to share, post them in comments.

Here's a few i found interesting.




http://onyxhawke.livejournal.com/18477.html *


It occurs to me that i should be adding more posts to my memories....

*Yes I know its hubris to include myself, otoh if in almost two years i don't think I've said anything useful, its time to stop spewing displaced electrons. Besides, not everyone may have seen that one.
The nice folks at Makeuseofit.com had a post with several applications, one of them was an application that will help restore corrupted word files.


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( Dec. 1st, 2007 11:07 pm)
Interesting article on the brain, autism, and Asperger's.

How the grey and white wrinkly lump works.

Trippy brains.

What do you mean brain dead?

Brain repair!

Male brain, female brain, your brain my brain, wow brain (pdf), [Bad username or unknown identity: defending the brain,  no brain.]


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