Monthly Archives: November 2004

Brit Translations

Ahh, why didn’t I find this list of brit-isms much, much earlier? “Americans should avoid saying ‘bloody’ because they sound silly.” And – oh god – ‘Crusty Dragons’ (look it up yourself); do they have 29 other words for it, … Continue reading

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Delayage

Sorry, just busy recently. I have some book reviews nearly done, and a diatribe about stuff falling from trees, but you’ll have to wait… [I’ve also been battling blog spam, which got *really* bad about a week ago. I think … Continue reading

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itoolbox blogs

A bunch of IT-related blogs….

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best-worst

Dell has a response to Best Buy’s shunning of obnoxious, money-losing customers who take take advantage of sales and rebates. [Buying an item, getting a rebate and then returning the item is theft, IMHO. But simply taking advantage of sales? … Continue reading

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VC Terms

Ahhh, VC financing terminology. (Thanks, Looch).

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Rotsler archive

Various very poorly linked-to articles about William Rotsler. WmR was a fanzine writer, cartooner, and author of some decent SF, mostly he’s known for his short story (expanded into a novel) Patron of the Arts. The bit by Gregory Benford … Continue reading

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Ship time

“Behind the scenes” articles on the development of recent games.

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Federations

Man, it’d be great if all of the online worlds could be federated somehow. In my imagination… The Death Star pops out of hyperspace a million klicks from the Planet of the Hello Kitties. “Now witness the power of this … Continue reading

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Creative Whack of the Day

Keep it Alive. Adman Carl Ally: “Either you let your life slip away by not doing the things you want to do, or you get up and do them.” If you don’t execute your ideas, they die. What can you … Continue reading

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No matter how badly your day is going, you can always take a walk in the woods. Phew.

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