Apple have killed my e-mail. Mail was dodgy all morning. Then it crashed, freezing my Macbook Pro. When I rebooted a new version of the software had been installed and all my accounts had been deleted! Trying to set them up again I noticed I now had Exchange support, so this must be something toContinue reading “Apple Crashed My E-Mail”
I’ve found a new word I like. Definitions are available here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=squee
Just read a pretty cool story name of Bears over at Strange Horizons, the site some are calling the future of speculative fiction. Judging by this story they may just be write. Sometime soon somebody is going to figure out that Heidegger and Stan Lee aren’t mutual exclusive poles of a cultural spectrum. More andContinue reading “Bears”
I just missed the boat on Generation X. Perhaps if I’d been a much cooler teenager I would have felt part of it, but I didn’t really do teenage until my twenties and by that point Gen-X had well and truly happened, although most people were still to here of it. Gen-X was the bigContinue reading “Generation Y”
In America they are burning books… …to save them. Prospero’s Books
I like the Mundane SF movement and may well take up the call for stories recently issued on behalf of Interzone. However like any movement that takes itself (ever so slightly) too seriously its likely the Mundanistas are going to find themselves the butt of an increasing amount of humour. From the My Elves AreContinue reading “Mundane SF”
Jeff Vandermeer opens his campaign for president of SFWA today, Sunday 1st April 2007. Read the Vandermeer manifesto and join the campaign here.
…is my new favourite word. There are many typographical variations: Woot! W00t. w00T! WOOt! An expression of joy and triumph. A full list of the meanings of wOOt!
When I was a kid I used to be hooked on Lemon’n’Lime Tangy chew bars, purchased from the leisure centre vending machine for 5p each. Chewing a Tangy was somewhat like sucking down a cup full of sulphuric acid, but in a good way. 50p would buy 10 Tangy’s and I could happily sit andContinue reading “Tangy MySpace”
Which Author’s Fiction are You? William Gibson wrote your book. Technology terrifies and delights you. Take this quiz! Quizilla | Join | Make A Quiz | More Quizzes | Grab Code This is just spooky!
I thought I would share some excellent quotes from the mighty Ray Bradbury. They’re the kind of thing that only make sense once you have made the mistakes they are trying to help you avoid IMHO. “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try toContinue reading “The Quotable Bradbury”