Month: Dec 2017

  • Happy New Year

    2018 is two times 1009 and 1009 is a prime. 🙂  

  • Sunday Oh My! What am I Drinking?

    The things I get for Christmas. It’s some sort of spirit and apparently Hungarian. Not sure if it will kill me or give +10 Resistance to Magic Attacks. Happy New Year (assuming I survive).

  • Today’s Infographic: Doctor Where

    Based on Wikipedia bios – note that birthplace was just the most consistent information I could get. Where an actor is ‘from’ is a bit more complicated. Colin Baker is listed here under London but grew up in Rochdale – so really should be with the actors from the North of England. Matt Smith is […]

  • Book Cover Thing 2017 – The Final

    Previously: Start, Longer list, Culling, Artwork, An Aside, Functionality, Design, Relevance… I do enjoy doing this. The idea of using different categories is to force me to look at the covers in different ways. It doesn’t make the scores more objective but it does encourage me to look at how covers serve multiple roles and […]

  • A Cat Watches The Last Jedi

    Courtesy of Timothy the Talking Cat. Opening music. These are the lyrics I made up but halfway through I had to sing them in my head because of the shush-shush noises. They go like this: Snoke, Snoke, Snokity, Snoke, Snoke Snokity, Snoke, Snoke, Snokity, Snooooke Snoke, Snoke, Snokity, Snoke, Snoke Snokity, Snoke, Snoke, Snokity, Snooooke […]

  • 6. Ask A Triceratops

    This week I take a look at choosing a program to write with: “Dear Susan, Top five writing programs? Yours Mrs. Type Cast” I just use Notepad because I eschew formatting. I asked around to see what everybody else uses: Camestros: First choice is Excel, then Word, then Pages (Mac), then Text Wrangler, then Notepad++ […]

  • Book Cover Thing 2017 – Relevance

    Previously: Start, Longer list, Culling, Artwork, An Aside, Functionality, Design, … Relevance – this category only gets 2 points because not every cover needs this and I don’t know all the books well enough to make fine distinctions. In some ways this is a simple test and also the hardest. Does the cover suggest what […]

  • Review: Doctor Who Christmas Special – Twice Upon a Time

    The urge to indulge in long goodbyes proved too hard for Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi and so we all got a Christmas special heavy on farewells. I wish they wouldn’t do this, it didn’t work for David Tennant and as much as I like Peter Capaldi, he’s had a shorter tenure and less impact […]

  • The Weird World of Pay-to-Play Awards

      What could be more wonderful for your book than winning an award! Emblazon on your cover a multi-pointed metallic effect badge marking your success! Perhaps win THOUSANDS of dollars in prizes! And all for $70! I’ve been gathering a list of these strange book awards off and on for a few weeks. I gave […]

  • Trek Tuesday: The Alternative Factor

    On my five* fortnight mission to boldly fill the space until Star Trek Discovery comes back, I’ve been looking at old Star Trek episodes that connect via topic, themes or plot with the updated version. This week it is time to head into parallel universes! But, I didn’t want to head straight to Mirror, Mirror. […]

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