(This is a “blog it so I can refer folks to it later” post.)
Last year, I wrote 403,000 words. Not great, but not terrible.
So far this year, I’ve written 130,900 words. That is terrible.
I also seem to have passed an awareness threshold. In the last few months, I’ve been offered speaking and . . . → Read More: This year’s anemic output
Back around 1992 (or so), I published a role-playing game called Gatecrasher. This was back in the day when RPGs were on paper, and used all sorts of weird dice.
In retrospect, Gatecrasher was a triumph of vision over skill. The main design goal was “use all the dice.” But if you wanted to . . . → Read More: Wherein the past haunts me, but in a good way
I’ll be in Scottsdale, Arizona, for a few days on family business.
Readers, fans, and detractors are welcome to join me Friday 15 July 2016, 6PM, at Frank & Lupe’s Old Mexico.
And yes, there’s a gelato shop within walking distance. Several, actually.
I’m very hopeful that, while this might not be my last trip . . . → Read More: Scottsdale AZ redux
Here’s the interesting things about blackmail: it only works if the victim permits himself to be embarrassed. A victim who is willing to release everything renders himself invulnerable to such threats.
People have wondered how I make a living as a writer. It all depends on how you sell your product.
. . . → Read More: Getting Ahead of Blackmail
While the folks at Penguicon reserve the right to change the schedule at any time, we’re close enough to the con that I’m comfortable releasing my talks and panel schedule. This is extracted from the official Penguicon descriptions. and schedule.
Friday, 30 29 April:
6 PM – Social Media for Writers (panelist) – Hamlin What . . . → Read More: Penguicon 2016 Lucas Track Schedule
Two exciting things happened. First, we have a water heater, kindly provided by the fine folks who sponsored FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS. A few hours after getting it, my missus declared that she believes the old water heater never worked. At all. She is also highly in favor of water pressure in a shower. Apparently . . . → Read More: Winter Arrivals
If you’re a Kobo user, I’ve got a heck of a deal for you. All of my Tilted Windmill Press titles, fiction and nonfiction, are available for half off with a coupon code. This includes books like FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS, SSH Mastery, and Immortal Clay, but excludes my No Starch titles like Absolute FreeBSD and . . . → Read More: 50% TWP titles (and more) at Kobo.com
I posted this on various social networking sites, but I should probably put it here too.
I’m in Scottsdale, AZ, this week, on family business. I have a couple readers in the Phoenix area, so I’m inviting them, and everyone else in the area, to join me for dinner on Friday night at the Roaring . . . → Read More: Open dinner in Scottsdale, AZ, 17 July 2015
Yes, it’s July. But these updates are for June. Because I put off writing this post.
Initial reaction to “FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS” has been positive. I’m pleased that so many people like the book.
Work on “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” is underway. I want to get this book done soon. Soooon. Because I’m kind of . . . → Read More: June 2015 Updates
I’m in the midst of rearranging my web site. The nonfiction stuff is pretty well organized, but the fiction really is not.
Most of the fiction can easily be reordered, except for a couple of pages that just won’t fit well anywhere. So I’m putting those pages up as blog posts.
Unfortunately, I can’t cancel . . . → Read More: Ignore the next couple of posts