Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My goal: Finish, edit, and publish Pause by my 17th birthday

I’m giving myself 17 months to finish writing, edit, and get Pause, my favorite thing I’ve ever written, published, in a project I’m calling 17 months of scary, fun, exciting things. Currently it’s at ~17,000 words. I’d like to have it ‘done’ on or near 50,000 Thankfully, 17,000 is a bit ahead of people doing NaNoWriMo, so I’ll hop in there, ditching my current craptastic WIP Outsiders. Sounds fun.

And that’s really all I have to say about that.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The great big list of music I need to buy. Or, my first blog post in a long time.

Heya. How’s it going? It’s been a long long (long) time since I’ve updated this. So I figured I’d start updating again, with a list of albums that I need to purchase soon.

Anberlin – Blueprints For the Black market

Anberlin – Never Take Friendship Personal

Everything by The Beatles ❤

Capital Lights – Out Of Control

Daft Punk – Homework

Daft Punk – Discovery

Daft Punk – Human After All

John Mayer – Continuum

mewithoutYou – It’s all Crazy!…

Joshua Radin – Simple Times

Joshua Radin – The Rock And The Tide

R.E.M. – Accelerate

R.E.M. – Automatic For The People

R.E.M. – Monster

R.E.M. – Document

Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures

Everything by U2 that I don’t already own.

Any recommendations?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hey, about And Another Thing…

The review’s coming, I promise. But I’ll tell you this much:

Forget what I said in my first impressions post.
Colfer took a lot of things WAY too far. 1 cow begging to be eaten once or twice (Begging, not the eating) in Restaurant At The End Of The Universe  is funny, a whole heard not shutting up about how they taste so good is not funny. Also the Flaybooz. Not funny either after too many times. The Guide Notes are interruptive at best, and Colfer lacks Adams’ ability to go off on incredible tangents in all directions and bring them all back together in the end. The Vogons were not well done either.
I’ll leave the rest for my full review.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

First Impressions of And Another Thing…

And Another Thing… is book 6 of Douglas Adams’ Hitchiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy. And Another Thing… is written by Eoin Colfer (Pronounced “Owen”).  My first impressions (~20 Pages) on this one are going to be a little weird, as I’m reviewing it as a book, but also, how well it finishes Hitchiker’s.

I thought it was very funny, I found myself almost – almost – forgetting that Adams did not write this one. The first chapter went through a bit of a recap of the story so far, which I found nice, because it’s been a year or two since I’ve read the other 5. But I did find that it lacked the ‘can’t put it down’ quality that the first few had, but maybe that will come back after I get farther in. I also felt that Random Dent’s character was a little off in this book, but that was the only discrepancy that I noticed. I expect the remainder of the book to be a good – if not great – end to Hitchiker’s

Thursday, December 31, 2009

HowTo Wednesday: Using Autorun.inf files in Windows.

Every Wednesday, I’ll be posting a HowTo guide on something. Something from changing an icon, to installing an operating system

Ever plugged in a new USB removable storage device, and been disappointed with the default icon and name?

Well, by creating a small file Autorun.inf you can change the icon, name, and the Autoplay options when you plug in your device.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Photo blog!

Since I’ve got a new camera, I’ve been taking pictures. And because of the new Duotone wordpress.com theme, I’ve decided to setup a photo blog. You can find it here. It’s where I’ll be putting my favorite photos from my Flickr photostream, so if you really like my photos (ha! yeah, sure) you can see more there.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Help me decide where to put my photos online

So, I now have a digital camera (Vivitar 8690, if you care), and I need to decide where to put the photos online. Flickr? A blog here on wordpress.com, using the Duotone theme? Something else?

Feel free to try to convince me to use your idea in the comments.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009


Playing with my new camera!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

6 things I have learned about NaNoWriMo

After attempting (and losing) NaNoWriMo two years in a row, I’ve learned a few things. Your mileage may vary.

  1. Do not, unless under emergency circumstances say “Oh, I’m about a thousand words short, but I’ll catch up tomorrow” If you start doing this, you will do this tomorrow, and the next day, and you’ll get terribly behind.
  2. write every day. Well, this kinda falls under the first one, but oh well.
  3. Do not write  all of your words for the day at one time. It’s not fun. Write a few in the morning, a few in the afternoon, and a few at night. Or something like that.
  4. Do word wars. Follow @NaNoWordSprints on twitter to get, you guessed it, word sprints directly from the NaNo staff. You can also follow other people who are doing NaNo to get word wars. There’s a great list of NaNo people on twitter here http://twitter.com/simplywriting/nanowrimo
  5. If you tell yourself that you’re going to write 5,000 words tomorrow, write 5,000 words tomorrow.
  6. The “Week 2 Blues”? More like the 12k-20k blues. I firmly believe that it’s not week two, but that point in your novel where you have no idea where you’re going.

Again, your mileage may and probably will vary.

So that’s it. Have you done NaNo? Feel free to share how it went in the comments!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

If pizza could be sent over the internet….

This is what it would look like

Pizza sending app!

True story. Drawings by me.