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Hobo-a-go-go

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Since my last two posts were about my travels, I figured I might as well post another: My itinerant (or “Varisian,” as John so dorkishly put it) lifestyle is being extended to include the whole summer.  We left San Diego…

I Spoke Too Soon!

I received a last-minute invitation to a PhD program that starts this fall. I will be moving to Ohio, in the general vicinity of Cincinnati, this summer. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a few thousand things to accomplish…

Gutter-A-Go-Go

One of my favorite websites -the Cultural Gutter, edited by former John vs Patrick guest Carol- is doing an online indiegogo fundraising campaign to keep paying their authors.  If you have a free minute, be sure to check out their awesome rewards.…

Black Friday Reads

  A bunch of my indie author peeps have gotten together to release our books as black friday reads! For when you’re waiting in line, and wanna check out a new author for only 99 cents!  If you need something…

My Conjecture Schedule

Fri 10/5  3:00 PM: The Normality Field: Why Isn’t It the Future Yet? Special note!  John and I will be on this panel together.  Watch me talk circles around him! In 1993, William Gibson said “The future is already here—it’s…

Wikipedia: Human

I find wikipedia’s article “Human” to be utterly fascinating.  Because of the ‘neutral point of view’ style requirement the prose reads like it was written by an alien intelligence.  For instance, there’s lines like this “Humans are uniquely adept at…

San Diego Public Market

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Recently, there was a Kickstarter that floated past my awareness for a Public Market in San Diego.  As with so many Kickstarters, it flew past its goal and was raved about by supporters.  Unlike many that we’re starting to hear…

Destination_Moon_DVD

A while back, somebody–probably Scalzi, this seems like his sort of thing–published a list of science fiction movies that shouldn’t be missed by any fan of the genre.  As I recall it included really good ones and really bad ones, and…

Fracking Computers Man

Hey all; Just wanted to shoot out a quick note that after attempting to upgrade wordpress something went terribly wrong.  First off, site wouldn’t display.  Then, after restoring from backup we couldn’t post.  So now there’s a fresh install of…

The Gollumization of Consumers

If you have twenty minutes to share watch this video… …and then read this essay. And if you can spare an additional two minutes, tell me what you think because I’m still trying to figure out what I think.