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Friday, October 15, 2004

Okay! Okay. So I forgot to post more of the VR story on Wednesday, and then completely forgot to update this journal yesterday. I’m a moran. A brief aside: Some of my readers may have noticed that I regularly refer to this thing as a “journal,” not a “blog.” I do this because I’m 0ld sK00l; when I first thought about an online diary, “blog” was a contraction of “weblog” which meant a log of the web, literally a site […]

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

I’ve found that it’s much easier to take on a big challenge if you’re a member of a group that’s all doing the same thing. Ever noticed that, when someone relates a successful weight-loss story, they usually mention joining a class or running with a friend or otherwise losing weight with somebody? Ever noticed how many successful CEOs are members of various sports or business clubs? I’m taking this […]

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I should be writing right now. I have decided to write at least two hundred words of fiction every day. If I ever want to be a published fiction writer—and I do, strongly—I need to write at least that much. And I’m generally most content with my writing when I write a little bit every day. It’s 12:21 a.m. Tuesday morning as I write this; my alarm will wake me in eight hours and nine minutes. I haven’t […]

Monday, October 11, 2004

I’m back from a really nice weekend. I drove up to Pittsburg for a wedding on Saturday. The service was in an amazing Gothic cathedral-style church, and the reception took place at a wonderfully intimate country club nearby. I knew a few of the folks there, so it wasn’t lonely at all. I just wish I didn’t have a mild cold throughout the entire thing. I then met with Saalon and stayed over at his place for the night. Had a great time, […]

Friday, October 8, 2004

Ack, I’m tired. As requested by my boss, I’m trying to get in to work closer to 9:00 a.m. every day, rather than noon. The good news is that it’s working; I’m waking up earlier and earlier every day. The bad news is that my body is still adjusting to comparatively early bedtimes. I’ll be working just fine at night, then BAM the energy drains out of me and my body screams, […]

October 6, 2004

Scott is a motivational speaker who decided to wear a nametag everywhere he goes, to see how people would react and to see if it would make people friendlier. It worked. (I love the URL, too.) I’m finding that starting a small business is one of the most difficult personal challenges I have ever faced. Sure, it’s expensive. It’s unpredictable, thus frightening. It’s also confusing, as I deal with […]

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Well, I got home from a tiring day at work yesterday to discover that one of the books I’d ordered from Alibris had arrived. I microwaved a frozen meal and eagerly tore open the package to discover it was Brennen‘s recommendation, John Brunner’s SF novel The Shockwave Rider. I began reading, and didn’t put it down until I’d read the last page at 1:00 a.m. I’m still unsure if I agree with […]

Friday, October 1, 2004

Wow. Check out the top ten best-selling computers on Six of them are Macs, and the top three are all Macs (iMac G5s, specifically). On a completely different note, I can think of no better way to describe this than with the Fark headline, “This week: Sex advice from cosplayers. Next week: BBQ tips from vegans.” Never thought I’d read about a guy who cosplays Squall […]

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