Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My best stories shared in 2015

Illustration of a Brontosaurus (nowadays calle...
Illustration of a Brontosaurus (nowadays called Apatosaurus). The idea that Apatosaurus was wholly or mostly aquatic is now considered outdated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Below are the top links I shared on social media that earned at least 50 clicks in 2015.
  1. "The desire to preserve the past died along with 20% time, Google Labs, and the spirit of haphazard experimentation" | Jan. 31 | 125 clicks

  2. At what point is someone's skin "too black" for the mainstream comic book audience? Ask a colorist. | Mar. 19 | 128 clicks

  3. "It is now possible to resurrect Brontosaurus as a genus, different from Apatosaurus" | Apr. 7 | 126 clicks

  4. Okay, I'm considering this canon | Apr. 18 | 61 clicks

  5. "All of this might have ultimately been due to fans perceiving her as an ice queen. Which is beyond depressing." | May 6 | 162 clicks

  6. "Now if you’ll excuse us, an ugly cry session is definitely in order" | May 8 | 56 clicks

  7. "I thought my job was to be right. I thought that was how I proved my worth to the company. But that was all wrong." | May 14 | 96 clicks

  8. "You need to stop mistaking Dane Cook routines for peer-reviewed sociological studies" | May 21 | 74 clicks

  9. I genuinely worry about this with my daughters | Sep. 22 | 285 clicks

  10. Look, I respect both sides of the gun control debate (looneys aside), but this is some cowardly bullshit | Oct. 2 | 82 clicks

  11. 10 years ago, @scalzi used me as an example of what NOT to do with your writing career | Nov. 4 | 837 clicks

Friday, January 22, 2016

SF Signal asked me about my favorite pretend spaceship

NCC-1701-D Refit
NCC-1701-D Refit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
No, really, there are sci-fi and fantasy fandom blogs that are desperate enough to ask my opinions on fictional spaceships. Mostly Paul Weimer is too nice for his own good over at SF Signal.

Paul was also smart enough to take the Millennium Falcon and Firefly's Serenity out of the running. My answer, the "All Good Things" alternate reality variant of The Next Generation's Enterprise D, is pictured to the right.

Luckily, Paul was wise enough to ask a cavalcade of authors, agents and reviewers like Amanda Bridgeman, K.V. Johansen, Alexandra Pierce, Tehani Wessely, Julia Rios (who did the Force Awakens pod-rant with Paul and I), Joshua Bilmes, Josh Vogt, Brenda Cooper, Jacey Bedford, Laurel Amberdine, L.M. Myles, and Angela Mitchell which fictional spacecraft they'd most want to pilot, captain, and/or own. Heady company far more qualified than a poser like me. Their answers show it.

In any case, you can read the latest SF Signal Mind Meld, A Spacecraft of One's Own, here.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Twisdom from mattduss, January 14, 2016 at 11:39AM

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Monday, January 11, 2016

TechTalk appearance: Ep 407 – YASWGF (Yet Another Star Wars Geek Fest)


News Items

  • Google Voice FTW!
  • Steam (Valve) down for users over XMas due to a security issue
  • Netflix streaming gets better and faster
  • Major movies hacked – Go to the dark side and watch them now!

Jay “Geek Trivia” Garmon Trivia Answer

What numerically based film was so influential on George Lucas that references to it have been in every Star Wars film ever created (including the latest one!)?

Coolsites of the Week

  • Vimeo has a great selection of movies, including the answer to this week’s trivia above! (psst: look here – )

Podcast Only Song of the Week
Christmas will Break Your Heart by LCD Soundsystem!


Sunday, January 03, 2016

Twisdom from rosefox, January 03, 2016 at 06:52PM

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