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November 12, 2003

“At two other points, Neo flies like Superman and grabs people so quickly that the change of direction should kill them. But sometimes physics matter in the Matrix, and sometimes they don’t. Perhaps part of Neo’s power is that he can change the rules of the Matrix for everyone around him. If so, why does this story take so long?” — Will Shetterly, the Matrix Reloaded lessons Y’know, […]

Monday, November 10, 2003

Fair warning: I’m psychically exhausted, after spending a busy weekend out and about. This post sucks. On Saturday, I went out to look at a new community of condos. I’d like to buy a place, rather than rent, and the prices at this place seemed reasonable. It’s a lovely little gated community, and the condos are attractive in a neo-classical way. I like the feel of the place, which is important to me. I don’t believe in going for a deal that […]

Saturday, November 8, 2003

Here’s a screenshot of the little MacOS game I wrote: And for those of you enlightened enough to use a Mac ;-), you can download the game!

November 7, 2003

New poll. I’m thinking of posting writing exercises here, that I would do along with readers. I’d post my results, and provide space where you all could post yours. Please vote, over there on the right. No, the right. According to the last poll, the vast majority of you saw and loved Kill Bill. So. What did you think of Ghost Story? Please send me your thoughts.   […]

November 6, 2003

As recently as World War II, talk still aspired to the condition of writing. Now writing has uniformly descended to the condition of talk. — J. Bottum, today’s Wall Street Journal Ghost Story, part 3 The young man hesitated. “You’re dead, you know.” “Yeah. I figured.” The new guy sighed in relief. “Good. Some people have such a tough time with that.” George continued looking at him impassively. “I’m […]

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Finally! I have this page displaying properly in both Opera and IE. <sarcasm>Can’t wait to test it on Safari….</sarcasm> Ghost Story, part 2 He glanced around for a tunnel of light, but there was only the dark, sparse apartment, illuminated dimly by the Swedish lamp in one corner. He looked back down at Donna, who was in turn staring down at his slumped body. He knew he should be feeling […]

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Ghost Story, part 1 The last thought that flashed through George Hatterly’s mind before he died was where Donna had hid the knife while they were having sex. The knife sunk into his sternum up to the hilt and the life drained from his eyes. And he blinked. Because suddenly there, below him, a naked forty-year-old man was slumping backwards, a knife protruding from his […]

Monday, November 3, 2003

I don’t know what it is about alternative operating systems that attract me to them. I love playing around with these weird little OSes. Perhaps part of it is the “Big Fish, Little Pond” syndrome. With a little alt.os, I can have a big impact on its community just by writing a comparatively straightforward application or writing a few documents. So I’ve recently become re-interested in Syllable, which is […]

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