Monthly Archives: May 2007

Website stuff

I am letting a few websites expire., and AstoundingScienceFiction will all disappear in a few days. If anyone needs them, let me know. I have not had good luck transferring domains out of I am betwixt and between about It is due, also. It is a very good name for a […]

LINA – open source everywhere

The big buy-in for the Java language was write-once – run-anywhere. Java classes work on different machines. This was a good thing for CIOs that came from the big mainframe world and bought into various mini and micro computers, only to find that software had to be rewritten each time. The AS/400 was a counter […]

How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later

You gotta love P.K. Dick. He’s just great. How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later

Affiliate Program – Science Fiction & Fantasy Audio Books

I just joined the buzzymultimedia affiliate program for two three reasons. First, I am always looking for a way to make a little money. Two they produce audio Science Fiction and Fantasy. I like audio books and I love sf, so I want to support anyone who is supporting both of these. Lastly, anybody who […]

Will Work for Spaceflight

I’ve been applying for NASA jobs (they even have some writing jobs, J) for a while, but unfortunately there have been no nibbles. You can sign up for free job alerts at USAJobs. For NASA only jobs you have to choose NASA as an Agency. I just read this article at about volunteering to […]

Audio Book Report

I just finished listening to The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. It was remarkably well written, but I was very turned off by the gross-out scenes. They did not appear necessary to the story. I suspect that the scenes involving the demented sexual activities of a 12 year old girl could easily be removed. It […]

bacteria as a data store

In Gibson’s Johnny Mnemonic, a man stored secrets in a chip in his head. He eventually teams up with a dolphin, modified by the Navy to detect magnetic traces. The Dolphin uses it’s SQUID (superconducting quantum interference devices) technology to read the secrets and blackmail the Yakuza. Johnny is later murdered in Neuromancer. Why wasn’t […]

Nasty Zine Closure

I don’t know anything about Dark Krypt. The name alone tells you that it is not my kind of zine. The closure message was very nasty, though. “An extended illness coupled with incompetent and unreliable staff has forced The Dark Krypt to temporarily close its doors.” Unpleasant, to say the least. As Woodrow Wilson said […]