Archive for November, 2007

More Comics….

The above strip was online for yesterday (apparently late in the day, since I didn’t see it until just a few minutes ago… and I was busy in the afternoon to go back and look…), and this next one is the one listed for today – 30 Nov…

I personally know the feeling… pretty much that all of the sentiments presented in the NaNo related strips this month – although in different circumstances… I expect there to be a couple more strips next week… mostly about the “post-NaNo” experience, so we’ll see what pops up…
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A Story of 300

Wil Wheaton has a story about 300, and it can be found here… But here’s the short version…

Once upon a time, there was a man who used to focus on acting. Over time, the thrill of acting became less important to this person, as he started exploring some of his other talents, one of which was writing. He published two books, but when it came time for his third, he decided to do something a bit special.

The third book was designed as a softcover, but for his “something special” he prepared a treat – a limited hardcover edition, to be personally signed and numbered. The limited run would be limited to 300 copies.

OK… so why do I write that? Because I can… it’s my site… hah! More to the point, because while I had pondered getting the book (planned on it, actually, I felt like waiting until the hardbacks were made available), I just wanted to wait and see if I could get a hardback.

And I did… I know, I rock. And now, it’s time for something completely different.

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Dork does NaNo…

Another good one… and the month is drawing to a close. There is yet time for a few more… but I digress…

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Belated Thanks…

The last few weeks have been steady… and today has been crazy – phone calls non-stop…

I shall keep this brief (especially since I am getting ready to leave for the day), but I hope everyone had a pleasant enough Thanksgiving holiday, and am wishing everyone safe travels, shopping and planning while preparing for the upcoming holiday season…

Wohoo… time to run!

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Another NaNo Comic…

Not quite me…

But quite funny, nonetheless…

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Ratings…


So this is how this blog rates. Now, I bring you this bit with a grain of salt. I was pointed to this by Ebeth’s posting about her scoring. I’ve checked the grading against a few other sites, so I am taking this with a huge grain of salt – and here’s why.

There are several blogs that I regularly hit – two of which belong to published authors (Wil Wheaton, and Neil Gaiman). Here’s the salt…

When I ran the site against Wil Wheaton’s blog, this is what I got.

But when I ran it against Neil Gaiman’s site, I got two different results. The first test was based on Neil’s main site… and got this rating:

But when I ran the check specifically against his online journal, I got this result:

Now, I am curious as to the scanning method that is used to arrive at the rankings. I find it mildly amusing that two published authors, both of whom have been writing their blogs for many years, can pull in an “Elementary” ranking… Really makes me wonder…

Try the scoring site yourself with some of your favorite sites. Now, if you’ll excuse me, all of this salt is making me parched. Time for a margarita!

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Reflections…

Nostalgia has been a recurring theme lately. It’s not really an intentional thing… I didn’t intend to go that route. Like some random things in life, it just happened. And it will probably be a recurring theme for some time as I go through the stuff in the house.

It’s a packrat’s nature (and yes, for the record, I do have severe packrat tendencies). Maybe it’s the long memory for useless information, maybe it’s making hyper-sensitive emotional connections to things, and the circumstances and events involved with them… remembering the first time I read a particular book, or who gave me a certain item and when, or the trips that another item was involved in (read: souveniers).

Maybe I’ll post a few reflections online as I go though the stuff, but that could take some time…

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