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
(I wrote sponsors an email with this information earlier, but email is not exactly reliable, so I’m posting it here as well.)
The good news: the book is almost here!
I’m greatly touched by how many people offered their support. The least I can do is verify that I’m spelling your name correctly.
Here’s the . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsor check
It’s been a really busy month. FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems came out, as did my BSDNow interview about it. About a month ago I released my new crime novel, Butterfly Waltz Stomp. And the new Immortal Clay novel, Kipuka Blues, officially landed yesterday. I’d planned to blog about the novel release, but Wayne County decided . . . → Read More: Book Bundles
Kris and Allan of BSDNow interviewed me this week, about FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.
Also about the Lucas Track (now up to ten events, I must be even nuttier than I thought!) at Penguicon, and about my new novels.
Also, how to intimidate Allan Jude into working harder. Always useful information.
It’s taken far longer than it should have, but: you can now order the sequel to Immortal Clay, Kipuka Blues.
Due to the vagaries of indie publishing (discussed at the bottom of this post), the paperback version is available now. The ebook will be released on 5 April, but most readers can pre-order it now.
. . . → Read More: Get the “Immortal Clay” sequel: Kipuka Blues
When I set up the FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS print and ebook sponsorships, I never considered when I should take them off sale.
Comments are due back from tech editors tomorrow, 28 March. I’ll immediately be processing them. This should take a couple days. Once I’ve made all the corrections, I’m sending the whole thing . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsorships ending soon
My social media followers are probably sick of hearing me babble about my new novel, Butterfly Stomp Waltz. But it’s relevant here.
Last fall, I attended a Kris Rusch writing workshop. One result was a heist crime short story. Many people liked it and wanted more. Kris’ comment was (paraphrased), “This is a fine story . . . → Read More: Free short story: “Butterfly Stomp”
Sunday Morning Linux Review episode 184 discusses FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.
While SMLR is always worth listening to, if you want to cut right to the review (or, alternately, if you’re me coming back to look for good quotes to steal for publicity purposes), the review starts about 30 minutes in.
It’s about 1:11 into . . . → Read More: First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”
I’ve discovered unknown terrors while researching and writing PAM Mastery. Well, terrors previously unknown to me, at least. I’m certain that the OpenPAM and Linux-PAM developers are very much aware of them. (I’m also certain that they’re part of the reason DES keeps his hair cut so short, so that he can’t yank it out . . . → Read More: FreeBSD and pam_listfile
The FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS sponsors have a complete manuscript, the version that’s been sent out for tech reviewed. I therefore feel free to solicit sponsors for PAM Mastery, at print and ebook levels.
I waffled on asking for sponsors, but more than one person told me that if people want to put money in . . . → Read More: Sponsoring “PAM Mastery”