Ezra Klein, Constitutional Asshat

| December 31, 2010

This video of Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein has been making the rounds.  Apparently, the Constitution is a little too hard for him to understand because it’s so (gasp) old. Ok, I know that’s not exactly what he was trying to say.  Mr. Wonk here was just arguing that the founding document of this country […]

Arbitrary Government

| December 30, 2010

One thing that eludes Statists of all stripes is the fact that the more discretion the State has to act, the more prone it is to manifest the baser aspects of human nature.  When the State is free to act as it will, it becomes as petty, vindictive, stupid and arbitrary as its constituent bureaucrats.  […]

Priorities

| December 29, 2010

Writing tip: If you want to really do this, you can’t complain about lacking the time.  If you lack the time, it’s only because you have placed things higher on the priority list than actually writing. Things like blogging. . . That is all.

Why the FCC imposing Net Nutrailty is a Bad Thing

| December 21, 2010

Talking about this. Most of the supporters of the move may be correct in the effect of the proposed rules.  In fact the problem with the FCC has very little to do with exactly what they are attempting to do, even though it is a solution still in search of a problem.  The problem is […]

Still here

| December 20, 2010

The quiet is due to me working on Marked, the new project that (at the moment) supersedes the NaNoWriMo novel.  I’m working on that one because, even though the NaNoWriMo project has more words, Marked is in a state closer to completion.  This is primarily due to having written a proposal for it for Eleanor […]

Upgrading is a dangerous thing. . .

| December 11, 2010

Well I applied the security update to WordPress and everything went fine, then I tried to upgrade my calendar plugin, and it nuked the whole site.  You will notice the calendar is now gone. . . I’m going to have to look for a more stable plugin, I don’t want to deal with that again.

No one has said this about Wikileaks

| December 9, 2010

At least no one I’ve seen.  But the U.S. Government should be damn thankful this happened the way that it did.  We dodged a major bullet that could have been way, way, more damaging than this debacle has been.  How could this have possibly been worse, you ask? Simple.  What if Private Bradley Manning had […]

I owe someone at SF Signal a beer.

| December 8, 2010

Here’s the podcast.  They review their best-of-2010 lists and I actually got props from two of their panelists for Heretics.  I’m starting to get nervous, what if John doesn’t like the final book? Also, watch that podcast, I’ll be recording an interview for them this week. I will let everyone know when it gets scheduled.

Utopias again

| December 7, 2010

So Charlie Stross has posted a lament about the dearth of Utopias in SF of late.  If you follow my blog, you may already have a good idea of what I think about that.  There are several issues I have with his post. (Probably all having to do with us being so politically opposed to […]

Everyone does this different.

| December 4, 2010

From another Steve I have linkage to Jeff VanderMeer showing some of the process of revision he goes through, sending pages of his manuscript to red pencil nirvana. It’s interesting to me, because I’m somewhat a polar opposite when it comes to revision. If I didn’t ask for critiques from third parties, I might not […]