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Advice for fantasy writers

Advice for fantasy writers, from a reader (Originally published as a sequence of tweets in slightly different form.) Let the story go where it needs to go. Don’t fill in too much of the background. Remember that, if you’re successful, … Continue reading

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Go buy these books

I first became aware of Graydon Saunders many years ago, through the intercession of (or perhaps collaboration with) Welsh-Canadian fantasy writer Jo Walton. While it was as a poet that I knew him, he apparently works in IT (specifically document-processing … Continue reading

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Blogging status update

One or two of you may have noticed that I’ve not posted very much lately. Mostly this is because I’ve been bike commuting, which means I can only bring small things into work (not carrying a cake or pie in … Continue reading

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With a sigh and a tear…

The most awesome person in the world disappeared from my life this week, in all probability for good. It may be claiming a bit much to say that she was ever really in my life; while she was certainly in … Continue reading

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Protest-vote idiocy

I stumbled across some whiners on Twitter today who hate their country so muchhate Hillary Clinton so much that they would rather have their vote not count at all, or worse, throw the election to Donald Trump, rather than vote … Continue reading

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An update on the HTTPS client certificate issue

Attention conservation notice: If you’re here for the food, you can skip this post — maybe another recipe post coming towards the end of the month. I wrote a while back about moves in the browser world to deprecate client … Continue reading

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Winter baking schedule

For the past several months, I’ve been posing irregular updates on what I plan to bake for the coming months. This started with my “summer baking project”, in which I polled co-workers on which recipes they were most interested in … Continue reading

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I still don’t “get” runners

For much of this year, from late April into early October, it was a real disappointment for me if I did not get out and ride at least ten miles every single day. I would rail against the weather when … Continue reading

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Administrivia: Baking schedule update for the rest of the year

I had originally planned to do a pound cake this weekend, but in view of the very large quantity of “free” food expected at the office over the next week, I decided that it would not be the best time. … Continue reading

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Started posting some cycling stuff

I had hoped to put up a blog category of cycling-related stuff, but unfortunately WordPress.com does not allow the <iframe> elements that I need to display my Garmin Connect activities, so I’ve had to do it old-school on my personal … Continue reading

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