I got nothing. . .

| April 30, 2009

So, muppets:

Conspiracy fans rejoice

| April 29, 2009

My friends, welcome to the coming golden age.  We have not had such a fertile ground for unfounded speculation since the JFK assassination.  I mean they tried with Bill Clinton, but you really can’t come up with vast global conspiracy theories with principals who are so obviously venal, narcissistic and politically motivated.  I mean, blow […]

The world is a William Gibson novel

| April 28, 2009

Alas, one I have no time to write.  However, combine the cheap availability of computing power, the rise of stateless actors (terrorists, pirates, drug lords) mix in a little dissaffected youth in the EU, salt liberally with anarchic nationalist Chinese hackers, and you have the makings of a new world cyber-war where nation-states might not […]

All done but the editing

| April 27, 2009

This weekend I wrapped up the first draft of Wolfbreed 2.  We have it clocking in at about 84K which explains finishing about a week ahead of schedule.  This doesn’t mean that the book’ll end up that short.  Inevitably my revisions end up long.  (Even Raven, where I cut 30K from the original draft still […]

The liberal media is messing with our head

| April 24, 2009

Ok, first we had the NY Times, the NY Times, explicitly comparing the Obama economic program to Nazi Germany, and saying that this wasn’t a bad thing. Then we have the Huffington Post, that right-wing wingnut rag, calling out Jeanine Garafolo for being an asshat for calling the April 15th Tea Party protests “racism straight […]

Sensawunda: why the hate?

| April 23, 2009

What is it about “sense of wonder” that seems to set some people’s teeth on edge. We have a recent rant on io9 that pretty much gives the distillation of the argument in the title: Is “Sense Of Wonder” Just A Code For Returning To Childhood? To quote said rant: Whenever people talk about “sense […]

Post-statism

| April 22, 2009

We are in interesting times at the moment. We are about to have the first trial for piracy in a century (if you discount RIAA lawsuits) and it brought home to me what may be the greatest challenge the modern nation-state faces in the 21st Century, and that is the breakdown of the state itself. […]

Because there are enough cats on the internet

| April 21, 2009

Spring is here, and Bow-Wow Beach is back open.

The Home Stretch

| April 20, 2009

Passed 75K on Wolfbreed 2, which means I’m very close to wrapping up the first draft of this novel.  Now all I need is a new title.  (Haven’t we been here before?)

Hypocrisy on parade

| April 17, 2009

I promise to get back to writing posts and inane music videos soon, but politics this week has just about made my head explode.  I don’t even have the energy to rant anymore.  I’m just going to bullet point some highlights: Americans may not know or care that the UK Government is having a bit […]