Monthly Archives: May 2014

The red pen and the kitchen sink

Building on my previous posts on book blurbs, I realized I’m overdue to talk about a common issue all authors go through: kitchen-sinking. A good blurb is a window into the story. It can’t, obviously, encompass everything about the story. … Continue reading

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A fry postponed

Wouldn’t it figure? I finally got a weekend to try some culinary mad science, and the allergy hammer hit so hard I was robbed of all ambition to try anything. Fried rice au gratin balls will have to wait for … Continue reading

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A pollen problem

I’ve seldom had an allergy spring as bad as this one, but this week has been a doozy. From late in the evening until morning, I’ve been reacting to something terribly—only now it’s nearly constant. This started a few nights … Continue reading

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When Play doesn’t mean Play

I have a bone to pick with certain sites, because what they’re doing seems to be a trend. When I’m on Facebook I’m constantly seeing posts shared by my family, of amusing or touching videos that have gone viral. I … Continue reading

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A dream of scrambled eggs in a waffle

Bad idea mode has been upon me again lately, and time has been against me so the weekends have been too full to do anything about it. Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about my idea of making fried … Continue reading

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The great browser exodus, part 2

I’ve gone ahead and made the switch to Pale Moon. It’s too soon to say how it is on performance, including CPU usage, speed, and memory. However the annoyances that went along with the switch were really no worse than … Continue reading

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The great browser exodus

I knew the day was coming. Firefox 29 has landed, and with it Australis, the UX team’s disastrous new concept. Of course it’s a disastrous concept—it’s from the UX team. Over the last couple of years, Firefox’s UX team has … Continue reading

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