Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thankful Thanksgiving Day 18: Air Conditioning

Even though it is now quite pleasant outside, I must express my thankfulness for the wonder that is air conditioning. As a native Floridian and now resident Texan, I have lived all but one year of my life in places …

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NDA KIA

Just learned that the NDA for SWTOR beta testing has been dropped. Here are my thoughts, keep in mind, that these were based on beta experience and the many of the interface issues at least will probably get fixed. UI …

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Skyrim Progress

Me: 3 Dragons: 0 But I’d really like to meet a friendly dragon, instead of just ones that want to eat me. I made a dark elf character with the intentions of going full on fire wizard. After escaping from …

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 17: Star Trek

You knew this day would come. Today I express my geeky thankfulness for living in the age of Star Trek.  Star Trek has always been a part of my life. My Dad grew up with the Original Series and got …

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Who Do the Police Serve?

Today, Occupy Wall Street protesters called for a National Day of Action and planned to shut down Wall Street.  I’ve watched some of the live streaming coming in from that this morning. The police were out in full force barricading …

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 16: Medical Advances

Today I am thankful for modern medicine. I like knowing that the odds of my wife dying in labor or my son dying young are very low. I like that things that decimated populations before are now no longer a …

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Resistance is Futile

After a marathon last couple of days revising my book based on editor feedback, I sent what will hopefully be the last version back to her last night. It includes a heavily cut beginning and a completely new ending. With …

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Thankful Thanksgiving Day 15: Word Processors

Today I am thankful for word processors. I couldn’t be a writer without them. First of all, my hand writing sucks. But beyond that, the idea of writing everything out on paper, scratching stuff out and then completely redoing it …

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November 17: International Day of Action

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Oh, forgot to include this in the last post, November 17th, two month anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street, has been dubbed an International Day of (Non-Violent) Action.  The New York group has lots of events planned that …

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Occupy Eviction

The members of Occupy Wall Street who have been camping in Zuccotti Park for the last two months were evicted from the camp by the city this morning. The mayor claimed: “No right is absolute and with every right comes …

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